The Nokia E6 is another well-leaked smartphone from the past few months, and the company has finally made the messaging Symbian handset official. Like the X7 it runs the latest Symbian Anna OS, but unlike Nokias of old it also has a 2.46-inch VGA touchscreen display, offering 4x the pixels (326ppi) of earlier Eseries handsets.
There's also an 8-megapixel full-focus camera with HD video support. Obviously the big draw is the QWERTY thumb-board, like the E71 and E72, which should work well with the native Exchange support, Microsoft Communicator Mobile, and browser access to Microsoft SharePoint. Pre-loaded Quick Office means easy Word, PowerPoint and Excel editing.
Talktime is up to 14.8hrs, while standby is a whopping 31 days. The Nokia E6 will go on sale in Q2 2011, priced at €340 ($489) contract-free.