We knew Nokia would be launching the E6 and X7 sometime in June, but didn’t have any details on the Indian pricing at the time. Well, today in New Delhi, Viral Oza, Marketing Director for Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. launched the E6 for a MRP of Rs.18,679 and the X7 for an MRP of Rs. 22,829.

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

The pricing for the E6 seems pretty justified given the MOP should settle at around Rs. 17,000. This is also the first ‘touch & type’ QWERTY handset from Nokia, although Samsung's Galaxy Pro could claim to be the first of this kind. I think Nokia should not have too much trouble moving this off the shelves given how well its predecessors, the E71 and E72 did. Thier E-Series of business class devices have always enjoyed a rather large sum of the market share but the big question is whether or not Symbian is on it's way out?

Here’s a quick look at the specs of the phone:

  • 2.4-inch TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS with A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
  • 8 Megapixel camera with fixed focus and Dual LED flash
  • Secondary camera
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Memory expandable up to 32 GB
Stylish looking

Stylish looking

The X7, on the other hand, is more of a multimedia handset focusing on gaming and photography. However, its launch price puts it in competition with Nokia’s very own N8 which I’m sure will get the Anna update, sooner or later. What happens then? You can buy the N8 today for a street price of Rs. 21,700, which is cheaper than the X7 and also packs in a better 12MP camera with Xenon flash and HDMI-out functionality. Nokia will have to drop the price of the X7 quickly if it has to sell. And its not like we don’t have other options in this price range, in fact we are spoilt for choice. Let’s hope Symbian Anna brings more than a cosmetic change, else Android is just going to eat ‘em up.

A little glance at the X7's specifications:

  • 4-inch touchscreen with 16M colours and 360 x 640 pixels resolution
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
  • 8 Megapixel camera with fixed focus and Dual LED flash
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM with RDS
  • Memory expandable up to 32 GB

Publish date: June 29, 2011 6:35 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:06 pm

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