Nokia has today announced its new N95 smartphone and it is
definitely an impressive offering by any account. The N95 does it all and
features a 2-way slider design which gives it the ability to act as a media
player in widescreen mode or function in portrait mode as a phone and map
Nokia has thrown in everything but the kitchen sink when it
comes to the N95. The device operates on HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GSM networks and
features integrated GPS, a 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, TV-out, 2.6"
QVGA screen, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, 802.11b/g wireless, built-in stereo speakers, a
microSD slot and 160MB of internal memory.
The Nokia N95 uses S60 software which is based on the
Symbian OS. Also included will be the Nokia Web Browser, GPS software with maps
for over 100 countries (15 million POI's included), Yahoo! Search and Amazon's
The Nokia N95 is expected to launch in Europe in the first
quarter of 2007 with a MSRP of 550 euros (around $700 USD). No word on if or
when North America will see this phone. More images of the N95 can be found here if you’re
quote: A smartphone or sphone is any electronic handheld device that integrates the functionality of a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA) or other information appliance. This is often achieved by adding telephone functions to an existing PDA (PDA Phone) or putting "smart" capabilities, such as PDA functions, into a mobile phone. A key feature of a smartphone is that additional native applications can be installed on the device. The applications can be developed by the manufacturer of the handheld device, by the operator or by any other third-party software developer.