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Nokia E6 QWERTY Smartphone Unveiled

Nokia has added yet another smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard, the E6, but this one comes with a few tricks that might prove to be great features.

From afar, the E6 looks a lot like some Blackberry handsets we've seen lately and Nokia is squarely aiming at the same crowd as RIM, those interested in messaging particularly in the business sector.

It has a stainless steel, elongated body and is available in black or white, something that differentiates it from the Blackberry Bold for example.

On top of that it has a 2.46-inch touchscreen display with HVGA resolution, with 326ppi which is just as high as the iPhone 4's retina display.

Located at the back is an eight-megapixel camera with flash and AF. Like the rest of the high end range at Nokia, the E6 comes with a Broadcom ARM11-based system on chip clocked at 680MHz, a microSD card reader and 256MB RAM.

Like the X7, it runs on Symbian Anna, which means that it has a few new icons and up to fifty new or improved features plus QuickOffice editor, according to Nokia.

The E6 will be available across Europe over the next few months and Nokia is quoting a suggested retail price of 345 Euros for the smartphone, that's around £305 before taxes.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.