Mobile giant Nokia has launched two new smartphones --- E6 and X7 -- based on its updated Symbian operating platform.

Nokia E6 targets business people, while X7 is aimed at entertainment audience.

The two devices are the first Nokia smartphones to contain the updated Symbian software, with new icons and usability enhancements such as improved text input, a faster browser and refreshed Ovi Maps application with improved search and new public transport routes.

The renewed software also offers a strong set of new features aimed at business users in particular, including true enterprise grade security with hardware accelerated encryption, and new e-mail features such as full meeting request support.

We are further strengthening Nokia's smartphone portfolio with these two new devices, both of which offer a more beautiful and intuitive user experience that will soon also be available for the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01, said Jo Harlow, head of Nokia's Smart Devices business.

With these new products and more Symbian devices and user enhancements coming in the near future, we are confident we can keep existing Nokia smartphone customers engaged, as well as attract new first-time and competitor smartphone users, Harlow said.

Nokia's E6 is a sleek business smartphone with a full QWERTY keypad and a high resolution touch display. The Nokia E6 offers good battery life and offers access to Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Communicator Mobile and Microsoft SharePoint.

Meanwhile, Nokia X7 features a large 4 display ideal for gaming, and an 8 Megapixel camera for capturing pictures and HD-quality video. The Nokia X7 comes preloaded with the popular Galaxy on Fire HD and Asphalt 5 HD games.

Nokia said in coming months the software update, which is nick-named Symbian Anna, will also be available as standard on newly shipping Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 devices, as well as available to download on previously purchased models of those same smartphones.

Following are the specifications of Nokia E6 and X7.

Specifications

Nokia E6

Nokia X7

   

Dimensions

Size: 115.5 x 59 x 10.5 mm

Weight (with battery): 133 g

Volume: 66 cc

Size: 119.7 x 62.8 x 11.9 mm

Weight (with battery): 146 g

Volume: 85 cc

Memory

* Internal memory: 8 GB

* Support for up to 32 GB with an external MicroSD memory card (with hot swap)

* Use as USB mass memory device for storing photos, documents

* 8 GB MicroSD Card Included

* Support for up to 32 GB with an external MicroSD memory card (with hot swap)

* Use as USB mass memory device for storing photos, documents

Software

* Symbian Anna

* Java Runtime 2.2 for Symbian

* Flash Lite 4.0

* OMA DM 1.2, OMA Client provisioning 1.1

* Symbian Anna

* Java MIDP 2.1

* Flash Lite 4.0

* OMA DM 1.2, OMA Client provisioning 1.1

Camera

* 8 megapixel camera

* Full Focus

* Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images

* Secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels)

* 8 megapixel camera

* Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy on-screen touch controls

* 3rd generation dual LED flash

* Face recognition software

* Full focus

* Focal length: 4.3 mm

* Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images

* Zoom up to 3x (digital) for video

Battery Performance

GSM : Talk time (maximum): 14 hours 48 min

Standby time (maximum): 681 hours

WCDMA: 7 hours 30 min, Standby time: 744 hours

GSM : Talk time (maximum): 6 hours 30 min

Standby time (maximum): 450 hours

WCDMA: 4 hours 30 min, Standby time: 450 hours

Video Sharing, Playback

* HD 720p Video playback on HD TV

* Video playback: Composite video via 3.5mm AV connection

* Support for download, streaming, and progressive download

* Video editing software

* Videos application: collection of stored videos

* Support for Flash video

YouTube browsing and streaming

* Video call support (WCDMA network services)

* HD quality 720p Resolution

* Shoot 16:9 videos in HD

* Video capture in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4

* Support for download, streaming, and progressive download

* Video editing software

* Videos application: collection of stored videos

* Support for Flash video

YouTube browsing and streaming

Video Codecs, Formats

* H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile), MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, Real video 10

* Streaming: H.264, Flash Lite 4 (Flash 10 compatibility for video), On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark

* H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile), MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, Real video 10

* Streaming: H.264, Flash Lite 4 (Flash 10 compatibility for video), On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark

Music Playback Time

Music playback time (offline mode, maximum): 75 hours in GSM

50 hours in GSM

Design

* Screen size: 2.46

* TFT LCD

* Resolution: VGA (640 x 480) *pixels per inch (ppi): 326ppi

* 16.7 million colours

* Capacitive touch screen

* Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)

* Compass (Magnetometer)

* Proximity sensor

* Ambient light detector

* Screen size: 4

* Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels) AMOLED

* 16.7 million colours

* Capacitive touch screen

* Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)

* Proximity sensor

* Ambient light detector

Data Network

* GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33

* HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps

* HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps

* WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n

* Capability to serve as data modem

* Capability to serve as mobile WiFi hotspot

* Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

* GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33

* HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps

* HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps

* WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n

* Capability to serve as data modem

* Capability to serve as mobile WiFi hotspot

* Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

Connectivity

* Bluetooth 3.0

* 2mm Charging connector

* Micro USB connector and charging

* High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)

* 3.5 mm AV connector with support for TV-out

* FM Radio

* Bluetooth 3.0

* Micro USB connector and charging

* High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)

* 3.5 mm Nokia Standard Audio connector

* FM Radio