Nokia India has just started taking pre-orders for the upcoming Nokia E6 for a pretty sweet INR 17,999. This is the ‘Nokia Recommended’ price for this device, but judging by past treads, what this means is that the real world price of the E6 would be even lower.
Add to that the fact that you can get the E6 by paying in three interest free EMI’s and it becomes a pretty sweet deal for a capable smartphone. The E72, when it launched was selling at the 20,000 INR+ price bracket so the market pressures on Nokia are definitely showing, but looks like that’s a win for the consumer.
The way pre-orders work in India is that once you fill your details on the website your local dealer will get in touch with you to pre-book the device and you are free to haggle with him about the price, so pre-booking and buying early doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have the pay the advertised price.
[Update: You'll have to pay Rs 2.000 unfront to book and select Nokia Priority Stores have live units of the E6 starting today, so you can go and have a play before you pre-book].