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Nokia E6 and X7 go on pre-order in Germany, seem pricey

Nokia E6 and X7 go on pre-order in Germany, seem pricey - read the full textWhen announced a month ago, the Nokia duo E6 and X7 caused a good deal of excitement. Packing the latest Symbian update, called Anna, the two smartphones proved that the OS is not yet ready to head into oblivion. Now, the two handsets are available for pre-order from Nokia in Germany with the...

 

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Seeing the retail prices for E6, we understand that Nokia is trying to milk the cash cow for lack of real innovation and ability to keep abreast with competition. I had a Nokia E72. After experiencing the Apple environment both on my new Macbook Air and later on iPod, I switched most satisfactorily to iPhone 4 and forgot all about the Nokia offering, of which the E7 and the E6. Even though Windows Phone 7 turns out to be THE software solution for them, I wonder how Nokia will be able to revamp their image in consumers' minds, for they very much appear today more like peddlers and second-hand car salesmen than a high-tech company. A sad day for Nokia.

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  • 2011-05-25 03:06
  • U${D

Nokia E6 rocks..... Seen galaxy S, moto charm and the Galaxy tablet.... All looked the same inside, had same apps and games etc.... Plus they alwayz end up in the charger every 2-3 hrs.... No battery life at all except the galaxy tab.... Seen N900 too and t'was pretty dull as well....

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  • 2011-05-19 22:11
  • fCRQ

waiting for

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  • 2011-05-18 07:43
  • bCYn

Forgot to mention it only got 256MB RAM as compared to 1GB in others

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  • 2011-05-17 05:58
  • IaeM

Who care about BT 3.0, DLNA is the way forward guys or cloud sharing over phones.

The price is really high as compared to other products in the market.

Also not sure if OS ANNA have any issues, will X7 be getting any further updated, who knows. better off going with the Android as a OS, atleast a hope to get an update.

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  • 2011-05-17 05:39
  • IaeM

> In reply to I love to argue @ 2011-05-16 16:57 from vGAU - click to readthats all the proof i need. Thanks for proving me wrong

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  • 2011-05-16 18:01
  • uCn%

> In reply to adkane @ 2011-05-16 16:35 from uCn% - click to readI had given you a link earlier did you read it (the whole article) ?

http://www.gsmarena.com/wirele...view-551.php

It was a test done by GSMarena on 4 Bluetooth 3.0 certified devices namely the iPhone 4, the Nokia N8, the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S and the Samsung S8500 Wave.

They clearly say that they get the same BT 2.1 speed with 3.0 certified devices. It cant get clearer that this.

Quotes from GSMarena:

"Right from the very first sample tests we did on both the Wireless N tech and Bluetooth 3.0 we knew something was wrong – we weren’t getting the advertised improvements. Now how about that? "

"Devices that support Alternate MAC/PHY are certified as “Bluetooth 3.0+HS” (High Speed) and ones that don’t are certified as just “Bluetooth 3.0” and are limited to regular Bluetooth transfer speeds (no Wi-Fi magic)"

"The Bluetooth SIG website settled any remaining doubts we had. None of the phones we checked were Bluetooth 3.0+HS certified, they support just the vanilla v3.0. This put an end to this speed test – 24Mbps just wasn’t going to happen so when you come to pick your next uber-smartphone you can safely ignore the Bluetooth 3.0 specs as long as they don’t list HS explicitly."

"right now we’ll have to settle for Bluetooth 2.1+EDR speeds no matter what the box label say"


If you don't believe it, you can perform the same test with couple of BT 3.0 and 2.1 devices and see for yourself.

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  • 2011-05-16 16:57
  • vGAU

> In reply to I love to argue @ 2011-05-16 13:47 from vGAU - click to readstill it does not say that bt 3.0 is as fast as 2.0

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  • 2011-05-16 16:35
  • uCn%

Samsung and other manufacturer are talking about DLNA enable .. why still bother about the HDMI cable thing.. :D

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  • 2011-05-16 16:15
  • PIZq

Hopefully we shall expect Anna update soon for C7.
rumors say that it will be released with X7 & E6 hit the market

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  • 2011-05-16 15:17
  • Sr{M

The E6 is annonced by the German Online Shop Cyberport.de for 379.90 EUR. Cyberport is one the bigger German online shops with a good price level, about in the lower third of price scale. So we may hope for a price near 350 EUR at the low end.

The X7 is in the same shop for 429.90 EUR.


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  • 2011-05-16 14:10
  • M4Fx

> In reply to adkane @ 2011-05-16 12:53 from uCn% - click to read"the proof i wanted was some factual or statistics proving that the data transfer speed of bt 3.0 is the same with 2.0"

Read the wikipedia article about bluetooth 3.0.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B..._v3.0_.2B_HS

***A Bluetooth 3.0 device without the HS suffix will not support High Speed***


"the factors affecting fm transmitters are obstructions and insulation"

I completely agree with you on this one. Thats EXACTLY what I tried to say couple weeks earlier, about todays cars being well insulated.

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  • 2011-05-16 13:47
  • vGAU

> In reply to I love to argue @ 2011-05-16 12:31 from vGA@ - click to readoh sorry that i didnt clarify it with my last post.

the proof i wanted was some factual or statistics proving that the data transfer speed of bt 3.0 is the same with 2.0. i am already aware about bt3.0 hs on the galaxy 2

the data cost was actually refering to google maps. before 5.0 i need to download maps everytime and this burdens me with data cost.

yeah ur right, pretty much everything in the world has a price now :(

the factors affecting fm transmitters are obstructions and insulation

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  • 2011-05-16 12:53
  • uCn%

Oh, how I love fanboi warstories! Keep'em comin' guys!

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  • 2011-05-16 12:35
  • kx2x

> In reply to adkane @ 2011-05-16 11:58 from uCn% - click to readSorry I dont know if there was something wrong with the link. Here is the link again: http://www.gsmarena.com/wirele...ew-551p4.php

Is this not the proof you want ????

"what about data cost?"
Data cost ??? If you look at it that way then there's nothing free in this world.

Its like saying product X which is free at downtown mall is not REALLY free because of - Transportation cost


"there are other factors too that affect the fm transmitter"

Like what?

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  • 2011-05-16 12:31
  • vGA@

> In reply to I love to argue @ 2011-05-16 11:41 from vGA@ - click to read'I have a BT 3.0 mobile but its speed is same as that of 2.1. Thats because its BT 3.0 not BT 3.0 HS (only found in SGSII). You can read more about it over here:
http://www.gsmarena.com/wirele...view-551.php'

that isnt the proof i was hoping for.

what about data cost? there are other factors too that affect the fm transmitter

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  • 2011-05-16 11:58
  • uCn%

I don't understand why some of you tend to dismiss symbian^3 phones' features? For example N8 is one of the most feature rich phones out there. The only things missing are gyroscope, flash 10, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot, though the latter is available through a free app.

Top android phones are very feature rich too, and Galaxy S II has the most features ever, besides 3D, but resorting to excuses in order to bash nokia is just pathetic.

They are not better, but certainly not worse.

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  • 2011-05-16 11:56
  • n4dv

> In reply to adkane @ 2011-05-16 11:16 from uCn% - click to read"I dont think it would be much of the burden to carry a short adapter cable around when you need it"

Tell me, you honestly like carrying around a bunch of wires (USB adapter, hdmi cable, headset) wherever you go ? I hate to carry even the headset (But im forced to). Anyway thats a personal opinion. If you like to carry them around, then its good for you.

"i thought they have a range of 9 meters?"

Check out the N8 review.
quote from GSMarena: You should also keep the phone and the receiver within close distance or the signal quality quickly deteriorates. In our test we couldn’t afford moving any further than 2 meters away from the receiver but your mileage might vary.


im talking from a travelers perspective. Im not aware of the ways to increase the cache limit. enlighten me pls

I have heard of such mod, but I dont immediatle know of one as I never have had the need of increasing the cache.
I think its a mod similar to this: http://forum.xda-developers.co...php?t=630887

"Ur point?"

You dont have to pay anything.

"Proof? This is real life experience im talking here you know"

I have a BT 3.0 mobile but its speed is same as that of 2.1. Thats because its BT 3.0 not BT 3.0 HS (only found in SGSII). You can read more about it over here:
http://www.gsmarena.com/wirele...view-551.php

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  • 2011-05-16 11:41
  • vGA@

> In reply to I love to argue @ 2011-05-16 11:19 from vGA@ - click to read"Thats absolutely NOT true. Bluetooth 2.1 and 3.0 have exact same data transfer speed. Its only Bluetooth 3.0 HS (only in Galaxy SII) that has improved (8x) transferring speed."

Proof? This is real life experience im talking here you know

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  • 2011-05-16 11:22
  • uCn%

> In reply to adkane @ 2011-05-16 08:44 from uCn% - click to read "I could transfer stuff to other phone even faster than i did with 2.0, although bt 3.0 is currently not set at full speed"

Thats absolutely NOT true. Bluetooth 2.1 and 3.0 have exact same data transfer speed. Its only Bluetooth 3.0 HS (only in Galaxy SII) that has improved (8x) transferring speed.

http://www.gsmarena.com/wirele...view-551.php

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  • 2011-05-16 11:19
  • vGA@

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