Introduction The E6 is the newest edition to the Motorola ROKR series. The ROKR E1 which was the exact same as the Motorola E398 was nothing special and the fact that there was a capacity on how many songs you can load on it was disappointing. The ROKR E2 was a little better in terms of features but looked weird with its too rounded corners. Now the ROKR E6 has finally made advancements like the Linux operating system, touch screen display, SD memory card, 2 mega pixel camera and most importantly the beautiful looks. Design The ROKR E6 is a combination of the Motorola A1200 and the Motorola SLVR. The keypad has the same Razr design and looks remarkable. On the right side of the phone is the keylock switch and camera button. On top of the phone is the headphone jack which is standard 3.5mm. It is nice to see that the headphone jack is 3.5 mm so you can use any pair of headphones. The E6 has dedicated media buttons located on the left hand side of the phone which include a play/pause button along with back and next button. On top of these media buttons is the SD card slot which has a strong plastic cover. On top of the SD is the Volume up/down control. On the bottom of the phone is the mini USB charging port, the stylus and a button to release the back cover. Features<< click to view The E6 has all the basic features that you would expect in a PDA phone. The E6 has calendar, appointments, alarm clock, calculator, tasks, notes and more. Although the E6 does not have office programs like Windows Mobile, it does have a Picsel viewer built in. You can view all your Microsoft word, powerpoint, excel files but do not have the ability to edit them. Advanced Features The E6 has many advanced features like a 2 mega pixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, mini USB, built in radio, business card reader and a lot more. The camera is 2 mega pixels and does not have a built in flash. The camera has built in macro mode which works good and there is a switch located on the back to switch to and from macro mode. Overall the camera takes good pictures in well lit areas but at night or dark areas the camera is horrible. Motorola should have installed a flash for the camera which would have made a big difference in poor lighting conditions. The E6 has Bluetooth version 2.0 and supports A2DP. Currently there are only a couple of Motorola phone which have A2DP built in and this is one of them. The A2DP profile works great and is very easy to connect. Depending on your headphones you can enable auto connect which saves you the hassle of connecting, entering pin and pairing the device every time. The E6 has a mini USB port located on the bottom of the phone. The mini USB supports version 2.0 so data transfers are relatively fast. You can use the USB port to sync your phone with the computer and copy files. When you want to copy files to your phone all you have to do is put the phone in “mass storage drive” and you can quickly drag and drop files to and from your computer. Another cool feature that Motorola has added is the ability to use your phone as a web camera. All you have to do is select the USB mode to webcam and connect it to your computer. Your computer will then automatically install the drivers and think the phone is a standard USB webcam. The E6 has a built in radio tuner. The radio works very well in terms of reception and has many options. You can save all your favorite radio stations and toggle through them. When you’re listening to the radio and receive a call the radio will pause and resume after the call has ended. The quality is okay overall but I believe Sony Ericsson phones have a lot better radio reception. The E6 has a built in business card reader which is a cool new feature. The business card reader only works when it’s well lit and will not work when it’s dark. The program uses the phone’s camera to scan the business card and inputs the card’s data into your phone. It is a cool feature indeed but in my opinion is not practical at all. Display The display has a 240 x 320 resolution and is 2.4 inches in size. The display is touch screen and is meant to be maneuvered by the built in stylus. The screen is great and is capable of displaying 256k colors. The screen is very bright and you can lower the brightness level for battery efficiency. Usually the touch screens are lower than the rest of the phone which protects it. The E6’s display is flat with the rest of the phone.