The highly anticipated Nokia N96 is now available for order in Europe via the Nokia website for a mere £535.00 or $942.09. The tech specs on this Symbian powered smart phone are a dream come true for mobile phone aficionados. There is really nothing on the market that compares to this device, it is basically a fully functioning computer with DVR and advanced Video/Phone capabilities that fits in a front shirt pocket. The iPhone 3G is so far behind the N96 that its not even fair to compare the two devices and yet I can guess which one will outsell the other by at least a tenfold margin. We all hope this is coming to the states but with all the network problems and data capping going on here its just not very practical and that’s a shame. Perhaps in a year or three we will catch up but don’t count on it.
A quick look as some of the features:
Live TV with DVR recording capabilities and instant replay functions.
A 5 MegaPixel camera which does 30FPS video and TV-Out.
Turn by turn GPS.
Browser supports both Java , Flash, RSS, PDF, and QuickOffice.
A 16 GB hard drive.
Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity.
Integrated kickstand and landscape-oriented speakers.
Digital music player – supports MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, album art.
Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz, 76-90MHz) with support for RDS and Visual RadioT.
WLAN – IEEE802.11 g/b with UPnP support.
Video call and video sharing.
SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, MMS, SMS.
* WCDMA 2100/900 1900/850 (HSDPA) / EGSM900, GSM850/1800/1900 MHz (EGPRS)
* 2.8″ QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) LCD TFT 16 million colors
* Operating system: Symbian OS 9.3
* WCDMA HSDPA (PS max speed DL/UL= 3.6Mbps/384kbps, CS max speed 64kbps)