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Nokia pulls out all the stops with its new N95

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 reader.

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 MobiPocket Reader.

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 interested.

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By sprockkets on 9/26/2006 12:23:57 PM , Rating: 1
Smartphone or PDA phone with touchscreen?

RE: smartphone?
By Brandon Hill on 9/26/2006 12:29:14 PM , Rating: 2
From Wikipedia:

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.

RE: smartphone?
By jon1003 on 9/26/2006 5:26:36 PM , Rating: 2
Well, that must be an Old Wiki. These days a 'smartphone' is considered one without a touchscreen such as the t-mo SDA, and has a smaller screen and formfactor. A PocketPC phone or PDA Phone is one with a touchscreen.

RE: smartphone?
By Johnmcl7 on 9/26/2006 6:54:13 PM , Rating: 2
Not really, the SE P9XX devices are considered smartphones despite their touchscreens.


Let's see..........
By klingon on 9/26/2006 1:26:32 PM , Rating: 2
I really would like to see the pictures and videos taken with this phone. The first phone that came up with 5 mp was LG KG920, the pictures were quite impressive.... . Lets see how this baby would perform. Also Gsmarena specified something like ||Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0, A2DP||...what exactly is A2DP??

RE: Let's see..........
By IceT on 9/26/2006 5:30:56 PM , Rating: 2
A2DP = Advance Audio Distribution Profile (one kind of Bluetooth profile).

This features allows stereo music to be streamed from your Bluetooth-enabled device to your Bluetooth stereo headphones/earphones. However, the audio quality isn't 100% good...but it's good enough if you don't want to have any wires around you.

It's a need feature that many new cell phones have today, e.x. SE K800i, Moto K1, etc...


RE: Let's see..........
By plewis00 on 9/26/2006 5:35:41 PM , Rating: 2
A2DP = Advanced Audio Distribution Profile. Basically it's means Hi-Fi stereo sound over Bluetooth, so you can use those Stereo Bluetooth headphones everyone's shouting about without a separate dongle. It's a good feature, and something more phones should have. However, given the appalling battery life of the N80, if that had A2DP it would run out in a few hours (mine is normally out of juice in under a day of normal use) - basically I hope N95 has a chunky battery.

i love paris
By Quiksel on 9/26/2006 12:10:02 PM , Rating: 2
That's a picture of Paris!! :D

good times in Paris.

RE: i love paris
By swatX on 9/26/2006 12:14:02 PM , Rating: 2
oh dang! i really like a the gps feature but this phone literally costs an arm even to import it to US.

Look good
By stugatz on 9/26/2006 12:21:11 PM , Rating: 2
Too pricey, even for all those features.

What I would like to know is if/when we get to hear any more about the n-gage line. I dont care if no one else cares, I still love and use my QD all the time, just waiting for a new version to upgrade to.

RE: Look good
By notoriousformula on 9/26/2006 3:47:44 PM , Rating: 2
Too pricey?? are you kiddin me? For $700, i'll buy that thing in a single beat.. I paid $990 for Sony Ericsson P990i 5 weeks ago :/

By Blackraven on 9/26/2006 12:44:09 PM , Rating: 2
If it comes out in the same color as the black one for the N80, then I'll skip that and go straight to this one (even if it is definitely more expensive).

This is perfect. If the above is mentioned, then I can finally sell or dispose of my N70 (which for me is lacking).

Released in US?
By vortmax on 9/27/2006 11:37:39 AM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately, if this phone was released in the US with, say, Verizon, the only feature that wouldn't be 'disabled' would be the phone itself!!

Typical Nokia
By MikeO on 9/27/2006 6:18:51 AM , Rating: 1
Warning: Rant!

Did they also announce a backbag you can haul that behemoth around in? Might hurt your back tho... obviously they don't agree with Motorola and Samsung on the going smaller philosophy, they want to drag us back 20 years when mobile phones weren't actually very mobile.

And what's up with Nokia's inability to use any other color than that almost colorless crap grey that's used in cheap car interiors. Throw in some black parts, crappy button design and another craptastic Nokia Multimedia Computer(?) is born.

And yes, I know I can buy a smaller phone with less features... I'm just ranting because I used to buy nothing but Nokia but right now the only Nokia I could see myself buying is the upcoming N73 Music Edition...

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