Nokia E6 smartphone (preview)

Nokia E6 preview: The Nokia E6 combines a full QWERTY keyboard with a capacitive touchscreen

Nokia may be ditching its Symbian mobile phone operating system and switching to Windows Phone 7 for future high-end smartphones, but the Finnish company still seems intent on pushing its Symbian platform for the time being — the business-orientated E6 smartphone is its latest creation.

A successor to the popular Nokia E71 and Nokia E72 smartphones, the Nokia E6 combines a full QWERTY keyboard with a capacitive touch screen display. Nokia says the E6 has been designed using "premium materials" including glass and stainless steel. Despite the presence of a keyboard and touchscreen display, the Nokia E6 measures just 10.5mm thick and weighs a relatively light 133g.

The Nokia E6 has 8GB of internal memory along with a microSD card slot, and is powered by a 600MHz processor and 256MB RAM. It also has an 8-megapixel camera with a dual LED flash, which doubles as a 720p HD video recorder.

The Nokia E6 will be of the first devices that will ship with the latest version of Symbian. Nokia has touted new icons and usability enhancements to the platform including improved text input, a faster Web browser and the latest version of Ovi Maps, which provides full turn-by-turn navigation for no extra cost.

The latest Symbian version (called Symbian Anna) also boasts new features aimed specifically at business and corporate users, including enterprise grade security with hardware accelerated encryption, and new e-mail features such as full meeting request support. Nokia also says the E6 offers "exceptional battery life" and access to Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Communicator Mobile and Microsoft SharePoint services.

We are keen to put the Nokia E6 through its paces when its reviewed, but we highly suspect it will suffer the same issue as Nokia's flagship N8 and the Nokia E7 — both of these smartphone possess outstanding hardware but are held back by the clunky and unintuitive Symbian software.

The Nokia E6 smartphone will be available in Australia in Q3 but pricing and carrier availability are yet to be revealed.

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