After having passed through the FCC and then going up for pre-order, the Nokia E6 is now available and in stock at Amazon. The price being asked is $439. That’s $7 cheaper than during pre-orders, so if you were holding out back then you can now safely go and get yourself a brand new Nokia E6.
The price comes with free shipping, and will net you an unlocked, unbranded, SIM-free Nokia E6 which you can use on both AT&T and T-Mobile, including on “4G” or 3G, thanks to this phone’s pentaband 3G radio.
The Nokia E6 is the first Symbian-powered device to have both a full physical QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen in the candybar form factor. This is one combination that has presumably been requested by consumers, since RIM is also getting ready to launch devices in this form factor. And while some argue that the touchscreen is way too small to be of any real use, others think this is the perfect compromise between the touch-based ‘new world’ out there and the need to be able to quickly write emails and texts. Which one is it? You be the judge.
The Nokia E6 also comes with a very high dpi screen, thanks in part to how small it is. The Nokia E6 has a 2.46-inch 640×480 capacitive touchscreen, a full physical QWERTY keyboard underneath that screen, a 600 MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM, 1 GB of ROM, 8 GB of internal storage space expandable via microSD card, an 8 MP camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HSPA, GPS, and a 1500 mAh battery. The Nokia E6 runs Symbian Anna, the latest version of the operating system.