Nokia E6-00 leaks: Refreshed Symbian on QWERTY/touch candybar

Nokia's E6-00 smartphone has leaked, the apparent successor to the Nokia E72. The QWERTY device runs Symbian^3, but unlike its predecessors has a touchscreen display for easier use. It will also run the updated version of Symbian, complete with four homescreens – rather than the three panes we've seen on the N8, C7 and E7 – and more flexible widgets.

Otherwise we're expecting a 640 x 480 screen – higher than Nokia's usual nHD 640 x 360 panels – together with WCDMA/HSPA and WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE. There's also talk of an 8-megapixel autofocus camera complete with an LED flash, but we're yet to see the rear of the E6-00 to know for sure.

We'd pondered whether the E6-00 would make its debut at MWC 2011 last month, but Nokia avoided launching any handsets and instead announced its deal with Microsoft. Whether the E6-00 will meet the exacting standards of the company's existing QWERTY candybar users remains to be seen; they proved generally unimpressed with the transition between the E71 and E72.

[via My Nokia Blog]