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Nokia E6 Review: The BlackBerry Alternative

We’ve got with us a Nokia E6, the latest offering from Nokia, which runs on the new Symbian Anna. They launched this phone sometime back along with the Nokia X7, both of them having some new features and design. Well, the E6 doesn’t really have anything that different from, say, a Nokia E72, E71 or the E63. You’ll only see the difference when you hold it in your hand and turn it around. Behold, the 8 megapixel camera. There’s more, if you’re wondering.

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Anyways, I got to play around with this phone, like literally, and here’s what I think of the Nokia E6. I solemnly swear that I’m up to an honest review. And speaking honestly, I’m no fan of QWERTY phones, but this one’s different.

Looks, Design and Feel

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Like I said before, there isn’t much dissimilarity between this and other E series models, but there are some differences when it comes to features. But, lets talk about the design and feel of this device for now. It definitely has that business feel, sturdiness and the metal battery cover like few other E series phones.

Don’t be disappointed if people don’t ask you what phone you’re sporting, as the E6 is not much of a looker unless you have it in silver. Well, even then, it’s not that attractive, but certainly more attractive than the previous E series models.

A perfect fit in your pocket and palm, so you don’t have to worry about losing it when involved in a cop chase. There’s a slight bulge on the back thanks to the camera, which is also made up of metal. If you’re a fan of the Nokia E series family, then you’re certainly going to dig this and probably replace your old one with this.

Display, Keyboard and Camera

Nokia e6 displayThe E6 has a 2.46-inch VGA Capacitive Touchscreen display with 328ppi, more than that of the iPhone 4. Now, that’s something right, but on a small display, it’s really of not that great an importance. I’m not saying the display is bad, it’s certainly better than all the other Nokia phones I’ve ever used, it’s bright, can be seen in bright daylight and the touch is great as well.

Video playback works really well too, although I haven’t really tested any gaming, but it shouldn’t be any problem on this display.

If you notice in the picture to the left, there are no Option and Menu keys that were usually present in all E series phones. Instead, you’ll have to use the touchscreen to open or go back, which is annoying at times. The keypad is just like any other E series phone, laid over in 4 rows and are quite soft.

Like I said before, I don’t fancy Qwerty keyboards, hence I did not like it much. But, if you’re not like me, then you’d love it, perhaps. The response is good, and I did manage to type a complete sentence rather quickly.

nokia e6 camera

The Camera, in simple terms, is awesome if you have a steady grip. Beefed up with 8 megapixels of picture and video taking power, the Nokia E6 does a very good job at taking 720p HD videos. The video recording quality is really amazing, plus it looks extra amazing on that small screen. However, the camera doesn’t have any auto-focus or a dedicated camera button, which is a slight problem.

See, a normal human being does shake his hand a bit while taking photos and since there’s no auto-focus, you know where I’m getting at. Otherwise, the camera takes really well still images too and the flash is great as well, dual-LED’s act as though you just created a Patronus to scare away the dementors.

Camera has a lot of modes, so you can basically just select a setting and use the touchscreen or the D-pad to take photos. You can also use the front camera, yes there is one!!

The Hardware, Features and Software

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Having given a 680Mhz ARM 11 processor, the E6 makes pretty good use of it. It’s faster than the previous E-series phones and packs in a lot of new features. It’s only normal to expect a lot of features from a phone that’s priced among higher end smartphones. And yes it does, specially for a business person, this is one awesome piece of technology. It has everything that you’d look for in a high-end smartphone. Below are the most important features of this phone;

  • Symbian Anna OS
  • 8GB internal storage, 1GB ROM, microSD card slot
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS support and free lifetime voice-guided navigation
  • Built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, microUSB port, USB-on-the-go, Flash and Java support for the web browser, Stereo Bluetooth 3.0 and Social network integration

So, now you know that the phone does have almost all the features that you’d require.

Coming, to the software department, I believe Nokia did not do such a great job. I mean, sure the Symbian Anna is prettier and has newer icon sets and customizable homescreens, but it’s still Symbian under the skin.

I’m not saying Symbian is bad, but they should worked more on making Symbian Anna faster and have lots of new features. One of the only interesting things that I found on the software was the VPN feature, which lets you connect to a VPN server and enjoy free internet services. Apart from that, there wasn’t much changes done to the software other than the new UI.

However, Anna is certainly smoother and faster than Symbian S60 software and on par with Symbian^3.

Applications, Internet Browsing and Performance

Nokia e6 apps

I’m sure you may have used the Ovi Store before, hence I don’t have to say that it’s growing slowly, but you won’t find lot of applications for the E6. Since this runs on Symbian Anna, there aren’t a lot of applications available, but that doesn’t stop it from being functional.

The phone comes filled with lots and lots of important and necessary applications that will come handy every day. There aren’t pages of them, but there are enough. Ovi maps did not disappoint as well, the in-built GPS does a great job of tracking you down.

The stock browser that comes along is really nice to use. Thanks to the touch interface, you can do a lot of things while browsing the internet, and yes it has Adobe Flash pre-installed to watch YouTube videos without any problems. Browsing is really smooth, it has tabbed browsing and the web pages do load fast, if you have a fast internet connection. Rest assured, all the applications that come in the phone will work well.

If you’re a first time Symbian Anna user, you may be irritated with the Ovi Startup, which you have to sign-up with to actually be able to use the phone.

Performance of the phone is good as well, like I mentioned before. You may however be greeted with some sluggish performance, but that’s something you can neglect. I did not experience any freezing of the device during it’s stay in my pocket, even though it was thoroughly exploited.

Price and Availability

The Nokia E6 is currently available in the market for a price of INR 17,999, which is well below the 20K mark. For that price you get all of the above mentioned features, a great looking QWERTY phone, an 8 megapixel camera and a sealed box with all the necessary accessories.

Final Verdict

Nokia E6 verdict

I’ve never used a Symbian Anna device, well how could I? This was the first. Anyways, because of the new UI, the phone actually felt like an Android phone, until I entered the Menu. It’s a really good and worthy buy for the price, since it has all the features that you’d ever require on a phone, specially if you own a business. As it’s a Symbian device, you should be fairly used to how the phone works, if you don’t you’ll learn it in an hour or so. If you were planning on buying a fairly expensive Blackberry with similar features, I’d suggest you forget that and go for the Nokia E6. After all, it’s Nokia!!

Samsung [email protected] 335 Dual SIM With WiFi and QWERTY Keypad

Samsung [email protected] 335 is a samsung dual sim with wifi mobile phone which offers a perfect and unique combination of style and features at very affordable price of Rs. 4900+-(INR). It has 2.4 inches large screen,QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpad. I have found most of QWERTY mobile phones in this price range having no WiFi and 3G. Though it also lacks 3G but it is a reliable phone with most of other features including dual SIM support. With its 2MP camera you can capture images at 1600×1200 pixels resolution and can also record VGA quality videos. You can access medium speed packet data internet with Class 10, 236.8 kbps EDGE network. This is a new addition ins Samsung dual Sim mobile models.

Samsung [email protected] Dual SIM with wi-fi Photo Gallery

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Top Features in a single line

GSM,QWERTY,Dual SIM,2MP Camera,GPRS/EDGE,WiFi,no 3G,Java Support,60mb internal memory+ memory slot

Specifications of Samsung [email protected] 335

  • Java Based mobile phone
  • 2.4 inches 320 x 240 pixels resolution TFT, 256K colors display
  • 2 Megapixel camera which can record images at 1600×1200 pixels resolution
  • Video recording
  • 60 MB internal memory and microSD card slot which supports upto 8GB
  • EDGE/GPRS supported
  • No 3G network
  • WiFi (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g)
  • Bluetooth version 2.1
  • Phonebook capacity- 1000 entries
  • Call recording feature
  • 3.5mm Audio jack
  • WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML internet browser
  • Dimensions- 111.2 x 61.2 x 12 mm
  • Weight 93 g
  • Battery talktime- Up to 12 hours
  • battery standby time- Up to 520 hours

Samsung [email protected] 335 Price in India

Around  Rs.4900
Do let us know if this new Samsung dual sim with Wifi mobile phone, manage to tempt you to make a purchase?

Top 5 Qwerty Mobile Phones From Nokia

Qwerty phones are phones with keyboard like keys in its keypad. Nokia, one of the best mobile companies in India has released many Qwerty phones, in this post I will tell you the top 5 Qwerty phones which Nokia has produced. So, let’s begin.

1. Nokia E7

Nokia E7 released just a couple of weeks ago. It has a touch screen and a qwerty keyboard. It has a 8 mega pixel camera with fixed focus, dual LED flash, geo-tagging and face detection. Secondary VGA camera is also available. It has a 16 GB internal memory but the minus point comes here, it doesn’t has a card slot but I think that 16 GB is enough memory. It uses Symbian^3 OS. The resolution is 360 x 640 pixels and the display is 4.0 inches. EDGE, GPRS, 3G, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB v2.0 are available. It uses Li-on 1200 mAh battery with standby time of up to 432 h (2G) / 480 h (3G) and a talk time of up to 9 h (2G) / 5 h (3G). It has a lot of other features. This mobile is feature packed but it has a high price.
The price of Nokia E7 is around Rs. 30,000. This phone released recently so it may not be available at your nearest store now so kindly wait for some time in order to purchase this phone.

2. Nokia N900

Nokia N900 is a high cost phone with a good number of features. It is also a touch screen phone with a qwerty keyboard. It has a 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus, dual LED flash and video light. It has a Secondary VGA camera too. It has an internal memory of 256 MB, expandable up to 16 GB using a micro SD card. It has EDGE, GPRS, 3G, WLAN, Infrared Port, Bluetooth and USB v2.0. It uses Maemo 5 OS. It uses a Li-on 1320 mAh battery with standby time up to 278 h (2G) / 250 h (3G) and a talk time of up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / 4 h 30 min (3G). This mobile is great and has a lot of great features. You should buy this if you have a big budget.
The price of Nokia N900 is around Rs. 26,600.

3. Nokia C3

Nokia C3 is a simple phone with a lot of good features according to its low-cost. It has a full qwerty keyboard, a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a display of 2.4 inches. It has an internal memory of 64 MB which is expandable up to 8 GB using a micro SD card(you get a 2GB memory card in the box). It has GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB v2.0. It has a 2 mega pixel camera. It has a stereo FM radio with RDS. It uses a Li-on 1320 mAh battery with standby time of up to 800 hours and a talk time of up to 7 hours. This phone has a good number of features according to its price. I suggest you this phone if you have a low-budget.
The price of Nokia C3 is around Rs. 6000.

4. Nokia X2-01

Nokia X2-01 is an another low-cost qwerty phone. It has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a display of 2.4 inches. It has a dedicated key for music. It also has customizable messaging. It has an internal memory of 64 MB which is expandable up to 8 GB using a micro SD card. It has GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth and USB v2.0. It has a VGA camera. It uses Li-on 1020 mAh battery with standby time of 480 hours and a talk time of 4 hours and 30 minutes. This phone has a low price so I suggest you this phone because of its features and low price.
The price of Nokia X2-01 is around Rs. 3800.

5. Nokia E72

Nokia E-72 is another feature packed phone. It has an internal memory of 250 MB, expandable up to 16 GB using a micro SD card. GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB v2.0 are available. 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. Secondary VGA camera is also available. It uses Symbian OS v9.3. It has a resolution of 320 x 240 and a display of 2.36 inches. It uses Li-Po 1500 mAh with standby time of 480 hours(2G) / 576 hours(3G) and a talk time of 12 hours 30 minutes(2G) / 6 hours(3G). You should try this phone if you want, it has a decent price and a lot of good features,
The price of Nokia E72 is around Rs. 16,600.
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Those were the top 5 qwerty phones from Nokia. My top 3 picks from the above 5 are – Nokia C3, Nokia 2900 and Nokia E72. What are your picks? Are you going to buy any mobile from the above 5? Do comment.

Nokia E5 Features and Specifications

Nokia E5 is another Qwerty keypad phone from Nokia with a lot of good features. First of all as already told, it has a Qwerty keypad for instant messaging. It has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a display of 2.36 inches. It uses Symbian Os v9.3. The memory of this phone is 256 MB in the beginning which is upgradeable up to 32 GB with Micro SD memory card(You get a 2 GB Micro SD memory card in the box). It is another lightweight phone with its weight at 126 grams.

Nokia E5 has a 5 mega pixel camera with fixed focus and LED flash. It has Bluetooth, 3G, USB & 3.5 mm Jack. It has a Li-on battery(1200 mAh) with a talk time of 6 hours and standby power of around 700 hours. It has GPS, GPRS and EDGE too. It is available in 5 colors – Carbon black, Copper brown, Silver grey, Chalk white and Sky blue.

Now, let me summarize the above.

1. Nokia E5 has a Qwerty keypad.
2. Resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and display of 2.36 inches.
3. OS : Symbian OS v9.3
4. Memory of the phone in the beginning is 256 MB which is expandable up to 32 GB with Micro SD memory card.
5. The weight of the phone is 126 grams.
6. It has a 5 mega pixel camera with fixed focus and LED flash.
7. Bluetooh, 3G, USB and 3.5 mm Jack is available.
8. 1200 mAh Li-on battery with a talk time of 6 hours and standby power of around 700 hours.
9. GPS, GPRS and EDGE.
10. It is available in 5 colors – Carbon black, Copper brown, Silver grey, Chalk white and Sky blue.

The price of Nokia E5 is around Rs. 10,000.

Thats all what I have got for you in this post. So, are you planning to buy Nokia E5?

1.4 Ghz Processor Smartphone – HP Pre 3 Specs

For the first time, today I heard about the smartphone from the very renowned laptop production company HP, HP Pre 3. HP is the one of the most powerful player in the Computer Accessory market. But now HP is also moving towards the production of Smartphones, currently the phone is not featuring Android OS, but it is having HP WebOS.

HP Pre 3

HP Pre 3 is a Touchscreen Phone with 3.58-Inches Screen and Full Sliding QWERTY Keyboard. HP Pre 3 is running on the HP’s own OS HP WebOS Operating system. It is added with the 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi and common features of a Smartphone. The processing of the phone is accelerated by 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Processor. The phone can be turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot, for using Mobile’s Internet connection wirelessly.

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HP Pre 3

Features & Specifications of HP Pre 3

  • 3.58-Inches Multi-Touch Screen
  • Extremely Powerful 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Processor
  • Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard
  • HP WebOS
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Internal Memory: 8/16 GB
  • 5 MP Camera with LED Flash
  • Secondary VGA Camera for Video Calling
  • GPS & A-GPS Supported
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR & A2DP support
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot upto 5 Simultaneous Connections
  • Push Email Support

HP Pre 3 is fully loaded with all the features of a Smartphone; the only feature which is lacking in the phone is Android OS. The price of HP Pre 3 is not revealed yet.

Do share your views about this Powerful 1.4 GHz Processor phone from HP? Would like to purchase it ?