Nokia has just announced their next compact QWERTY phone, oriented towards business users the Nokia E6.
The Nokia E6 is the successor of the highly popular Nokia E72, and features a 2.46-inch touch-screen display with VGA (640×480) resolution. The screen of the handset is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
The internals of the E6 is similar to other touchscreen based Symbian phones out there the Nokia N8, C6 and the E7. The handset is powered by a ARM11 processor running at 680MHz, while a graphics chip from Broadcom handles the graphics department. It also packs 256MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory along with a microSD card slot.
The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with A-GPS, and USB On-The-Go are also present. The back of the E6 sports a disappointing 8MP EDoF camera with dual-LED flash. The camera is also capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution.
For business users, the Nokia E6 features hardware accelerated device encryption, Cisco SSL VPN support, support for Mail for Exchange with enforced encryption and remote lock and wipe etc. The E6 is powered by a beefy 1500mAh battery, and according to Nokia is capable of providing a stand-by time of more than a month on 3G or 7.5hours of continuous talk-time (3G).
The Nokia E6 is expected to hit the stores sometime in Q2 of 2011 for approximately â‚¬340, before taxes and subsidies.