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Nokia pokes fun at Apple's iPhone  (Source: Mac Rumors forums, mcdj)

Nokia N95 8GB
Nokia fires back at Apple

There is no hotter phone on that market than Apple's iPhone. The phone launched in June to massive hype and crowds of eager fans waiting to get their paws on one.

Glassy-eyed Apple lovers were eager to fork over $599 for the 8GB iPhone and $499 for the 4GB iPhone. Those elated iPhone fans, however, turned into blood-lusting Steve Jobs haters when Apple announced a $200 price cut for the 8GB iPhone.

Apple recoiled a bit and offered $100 of in-store credit for ticked off iPhone owners, but the damage was already done.

On the rollercoaster of Apple/iPhone love/hate, iPhone owners were once again elated when it was announced that a free unlock solution was available for the phone. The firmware hack freed customers from AT&T's grasp in the U.S. market (with the only other option being T-Mobile); while worldwide customers were given a reason to embrace the iPhone as a wide range of carriers could be used.

But the happiness didn't last long -- Apple dropped the 1.1.1 firmware update on customers which not only relocked the iPhone, but turned a number of phones into "iBricks."

The latest move by Apple has forced some customers to scream for a class-action lawsuit against the Cupertino-based company.

While all of this has been going on, Nokia must have been sitting back with a big grin on its face. Recently, the company decided to take advantage of Apple's image problem with iPhone customers and started a new advertising campaign.

A keen Mac Rumors forum member spotted a new Nokia ad in New York which takes direct aim at the iPhone. The ad displays such phrases as "Phones should be open to anything," "The best devices have no limits" and "Open to anything."

The ad directs onlooker to Nokia's Nseries phones. The N95, which launched earlier this year, features a 2.6" QVGA screen, 160MB of internal memory, microSD slot for memory expansion, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. A newer model, the N95 8GB, has since been released with 8GB of internal memory and a slightly larger 2.8" QVGA screen.

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N95 very good.
By excrucio on 10/1/2007 1:20:14 PM , Rating: 2
My friend here in NEW JERSEY owns a chinese version of n95 that has 3g technology. Its a very good phone, the price sucks but what is capable of doing it is definetly the right price.

The phone can have video conversation if the country supports full 3g bands which in the US only AT&T supports 1/3 of the technology which is only file transfers at those bands.

The phone has a 5x mega pixel camera, which is the average digital camera now days, maybe worse but either way its on a PHONE!

It has GPA tracking and also internet. So the phone is definetly worth it if you got the money.

Steve Job is a great guy full of ideas, and i like most of his ideas, specially the brand new Leopard operating system which is kick ass. But iphone was the best thing until it was launched and now it became the worst.

just my 2cent on the iphone and just generally MAC and the n95

RE: N95 very good.
By excrucio on 10/1/2007 1:21:53 PM , Rating: 2
oh, its GPS guys sorry head my head at school stuff. =]

RE: N95 very good.
By Hare on 10/1/2007 2:23:41 PM , Rating: 1
I'm sure your pirated Nokia has a wonderful user interface / usability. The whole thing about the iPhone is the interface, not the feature list!

RE: N95 very good.
By ninjit on 10/1/2007 7:09:18 PM , Rating: 3
The phone can have video conversation if the country supports full 3g bands which in the US only AT&T supports 1/3 of the technology which is only file transfers at those bands.

lol, so AT&T is actually only providing 1/3 x 3G = 1G?!?

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