JVR_Belgium, 06 Aug 2019Nokia E6 is still the phone to beat in my opinion, if you care about battery life, not having ... moreMy question, does it run google maps okay? I'm looking to get out of the smart phone zone. I want a qwerty keyboard for messaging. I'm assuming its still great for text and email. I'd just like maps, and sync with contacts and calendar etc through my google account
Beginner, 03 Mar 2021what is xmpp?eXtended Message Presence Protocol. The Free and Open Source Gateway which allows most Instant Messengers to work...
Beginner, 14 Feb 2021Does this phone can watch youtube videos? Can you send messages through Facebook or does it ha... moreYou can use both Telegram and Fb messenger via XMPP! Also you have some less known messengers like 2Go, FRIM, Hike and some others. Unfortunatelly, Viber doesn't work anymore on Symbian, however I heard from people managing to use ICQ through Jabber XMPP too...
Does this phone can watch youtube videos? Can you send messages through Facebook or does it have a messenger app? Does it supports Viber and can you use it nowadays?
Nokiaforever, 09 Oct 2020I will search for this phone within nigeria. I don't care about watsapp. I only care care... moreYou should look for Opera Mobile 12 Ultimate Mod by Max Bondarchenko instead of Opera mini!
I will search for this phone within nigeria. I don't care about watsapp. I only care care about OPERA MINI.
Mhizta SD, 14 Sep 2020How can I get same phone plsCheck on eBay. I seen some recently, Can also search Ali for retrophones.
Dhanjit Bixwax, 15 Jan 2020Aowsome phone.. Keyped & touch screen in nokia devicesHow can I get same phone pls
Oh god I am still using it. It is so small! My internet is in my laptop - although i can read and reply facebook messages and email with this mail.
It about freedom.
Oh and it has quite a good quality music player.
E6user, 11 Oct 2019E6 have jus signed in! :)
Who is depending on Internet services, can forget about Nokia E6!... moreI used this little phone all through 2018. And took it for my out-of-home phone now again. You can call with it, you can see mails, you can even see & write Facebook messages. And you can SMS.
And this phone is little - you can sit on it without braking it into half. You can carry it in your pocket having strange bulges.
However, I have my backup device that I use as a tablet/banking code generator/authenticator/calendar/etc. But this one sits on the table or goes to backpack - or if I really need the big one then I will just swap the SIM.
Basically, E6 is a nice little dumbphone/feature phone with most basic communication features. And the keyboard is nice - if someone would manufacture KAIOS phone with the same form factor, I would definitely consider. (However for some reasons, Nokia produces HUGE feature phones nowadays).
E6 have jus signed in! :)
Who is depending on Internet services, can forget about Nokia E6!
The only way you can do a little browsing with E6 is Opera Mini and it will transfer you in time, in the late 90's. Or worse. :)
For it's time, this phone was absolutely rubbish, born dead, the native browser was horror movie and now is a classic horror movie.
Now, for some people, Nokia E6 is a detox phone and that's all.
And, for others, is a classic which, for me, is a little bit of a highlander. I am now using this phone for more than 7 years. I don't want to breake records or something, its just the only little phone with a quality qwerty hardware keyboard with a little bit of everything.
As I said before, for now, until I will go with the "satanic" touchscreen thing, I am stuck with it.
As my batteryies will go on and on and on, I will keep using this little phone on and on and on. 3 more years, 5, 7, 10. Who knows?!
The real keyboard phone is not dead. Yet.
Or, probably, I will try that KeyOne/Two/3 thing. BB Classic I've tried, it's the most annoying thing ever!
I don't know if I've told all of you yet, E6 has a 4 weeks standby time (3g 900 or 1800) or 1 full week of you talk 1-3 hours, depending how long are your talk times.
Until next time, have a gr8 autumn and a gr8 winter holiday's, everyone!
I just retired an E6. All I could do with the browser was read gmail and a few other pages as the browser is obsolete. A great phone for it's time.
I haven't used YouTube for the last 2 years, but last time I used Opera, Opera Mini or CuteTube.
It's hard work to play YouTube videos on E6, not because of the screen, but because of the operation system. It's rubbish, it's old, it's obsolete.
minte walker, 13 Apr 2019OMG this phone is amazing im still using it in 2019 it works very well like viewing videos o... moreGood afternoon. Would you please do me a favor? Actually i have a Nokia E6 since 2012 but i haven't used it at all, it's almost brand new. Now i'm trying to use it and one of the things it can't do is to play videos on Youtube. Are there any settings i should follow? If it's easy for you i'd appreciate your assistance really. Thanks a lot in advance.
JVR-Belgium, 06 Aug 2019Dear E6user,
loved you lovely loveletter to the E6 here on GSMarena.
Got 2 E6's myself, bu... moreDear JVR-Belgium,
I salute you from Romania and I am glad that you've enjoyed my "articles".
My all 4 E6 have the same OS version, the Belle one (very good that you've pointed that out, yes, Belle was in fact for N8/E7/C7 and later for 701/603 if I am not mistaken. Personay I've never tried the Anna version, but for my and my use pattern the Belle is ok.
I use my E6 for all kind of things (including TV-out functionality) but not for email, I never used email with E6, I am afraid I can't help you with that one, I am very sorry. Keep searching on the internet or try and ask the guru of the old Nokia's and Symbian - Steve Litchfield, he must know something.
I have news in my keyboard phones journal. :)
In December, some 10 months ago, I have bought a brand new Blackberry Classic (was a burgin of 100 euros without warranty but new, not refurbished), the only Blackberry that I really wanted to test it out. Well, because (and only because) was a gift from my beautiful wife I used it for 2 months, otherwise a maximum one week was enough for me.
Long story short, after 3 days on the learning curve with my new Classic, I began to use the Classic and in the 4th day I took it out as my daily driver. Big problem, huge problem for me: this phone is shutting down if you press more than 3 seconds on the power key or the end key even if you set a password on the phone! So stupid, at least once a day my phone was sitting in my pocket turned off or sometime even in my hand. That was a so much no-no for me! Also, that stupid "function" called "Bed time", with a slide up (or down) in the screenlock (again, even with the password lock on) and the phone turns in some airplane mode, and turns off the network. OMG, what a stupid place to put that function!
Comparing BB Classic with E6, the Classic is a bit of a dinosaur, the grip with his mate backcover finish was not so good and the weight is not well distributed, is too heavy at the top because the keyboard is so much at the bottom. Other bad things of the BB was that this pure business phone does NOT have a CTRL key. No ctrl+a, no ctrl+c, no ctrl+x and no ctrl+v. The phone has that in the software, but not on a keyboard. .
For me, the keyboard of the Classic was good (its also very very different from the E6's keyboard), but for me it needed time to get used to it. Also the trackpad is not ergonomic at all, the D-pad is still the dady. For me, the Classic keyboard was no way so good as almost everybody said in their review.
Now the positive things of the Classic compared to the E6. The Classic is very powerful, the screen is great, the BB OS is not bad at all, some of the customisations are amazing but some things are just stupid, I don't remember now but despite the profile functions are amazing, was some thing in there that was a workaround of a workaround.
I spent so much time on the Crackberry forum to get it done in my style. So, after two months I sold the phone and my huge curiosity was fully satisfied.
After I've got my E6 as my daily driver it was such a relief! The turning off stupidity of the BlackBerry Classic gave me anxiety for almost 2 months! Ghhhh!
Well, after the frustration with the Classic, after some 2 months, I encountered a situation that I got a BB Bold 7790 in great condition, almost free, with some 25 euros and just for fun I took it. Well, let me tell you, for me, despite is old and it has a cramped keyboard, is much better than the Classic. Is a BB purebred. And, of course, as you thought, is not even close with the E6! The E6 is still the best phone for me!
In the future, probably after some 2 more years (when the price will become really low) I will try the KeyOne, Two or whatever. Until then, the E6 is STILL the king. :D
Well, sorry for the block of text, now I am very tired, thank you for watching and have a great autumn!
Until next time, E6user signing of.
I bought E6 in 2011, battery is still alife-3-4 days without problem, touchscreen works, no lags. I think it was very good phone.
Angello, 12 Feb 2019I'm thinking to buy one so I can make a smartphone detox. Does anybody know whether I can bloc... moreDear E6user,
loved you lovely loveletter to the E6 here on GSMarena.
Got 2 E6's myself, but failing to get them back in order - problem with email connection since I upgraded to latest Nokia Belle. If you have any suggestions or feedback, I would be very gratefull. If you live anywhere in the neighbourhood of Belgium, I will even pass by to allow you to check, that's how 'in love' I am with the E6.
And, if you ever need to change phones, try BB Classic or BB Key1. Better than other phones, but still under par vs E6...
Nokia E6 is still the phone to beat in my opinion, if you care about battery life, not having a big screen, and don't mind having virtually no access to modern 'apps'. Email is no hassle, syncronisation is flawless once set up well, the phone will work for days in a row and is extremely reliable compared to modern phones. Call quality is a bliss, most modern apps do run well if you stick to their website version, music quality near-to perfect. It still fits in your pocket, has a replaceable battery when needed (about every five years…), no fiddling with screens required (that's where a D-pad comes in handy), and can still be used with 1 hand. Built-quality on par with the old Nokia school - seemingly undestructable. Not for people who thrive and thrill on the latest tech, though. And sadly, no more support from Nokia. Too bad, as many of these little devils get bricked when updating to the latest release of Nokia Symbian Belle (which was written for Nokia N8, not E6 !). Stick to Nokia Symbian Anna and you will continue to enjoy the old-fashioned but remarkably modern-capable, sturdy, reliable and undestructible phone for years. A shame they don't produce them any more.