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Nokia N73

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Nokia N73

The Nokia N73 is an NSeries smartphone released in July 2006. It has multimedia functions similar to others in the series as well as computer applications including a Microsoft Office document viewer and a PDF viewer.

The N73 has a maximum internal memory of 42 MB. However, the memory can be expanded using microSD cards up to 2 GB.

The phone is available in many colors including silver & plum, white & pink, white & red, white & brown, white & sand, silver & blue, plain black, and pla…

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Nokia N73

The Nokia N73 is an NSeries smartphone released in July 2006. It has multimedia functions similar to others in the series as well as computer applications including a Microsoft Office document viewer and a PDF viewer.

The N73 has a maximum internal memory of 42 MB. However, the memory can be expanded using microSD cards up to 2 GB.

The phone is available in many colors including silver & plum, white & pink, white & red, white & brown, white & sand, silver & blue, plain black, and plain white. It measures 4.33 x 1.93 x 0.75 inches, weighs 4.09 ounces, and comes with a BP-6M battery that can last up to 3.7 hours of talk time and up to 360 days on standby.

The N73 has a 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) LCD display that supports up to 262,144 colors.

It has a multimedia key that provides instant access to its digital music player that supports MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, and WMA. It also comes with the RealPlayer media player for streaming media files and playing multimedia files. Through RealPlayer, videos can also be viewed in full-screen.

The phone comes equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera with up to 20x digital zoom, flash, and autofocus. It can also capture CIF (352 x 288 pixels) videos at up to 15 fps and with a digital zoom of up to 4x. Its front-facing VGA (640 x 480 pixels) camera has a digital zoom of up to 2x.

Three other versions of the N73 have been released. These include (1) the Music Edition, (2) the Internet Edition, and (3) the Special Edition. The three generally have the same hardware as the basic model but they come with a 2GB memory card, they support album art and visualizations, and they have improved music player controls. The Music and Internet editions differ only because the multimedia key for the Music Edition functions as an instant-access button for the music player. The Special Edition differs from the two because it is completely white and comes pre-loaded with Islamic applications.

Review Summary

The Nokia N73 is the latest addition to Nokia’s N70 series. It is acclaimed for its brilliant host of features which include a 3.2-megapixel video camera, a music player and Bluetooth. The phone is a candy-bar model, sporting a vibrant 2.4-inch display which shows sharp images and text. It is powered by Symbion OS 9.1, so users may expect all the basic features including PIM capabilities. It also hosts other applications which enable users to view Microsoft Office documents and PDF files. The integrated media player supports a wide range of audio formats, making it more compatible with different stores. The audio itself can be output, either through the inbuilt stereo speakers or the standard earphones. Though the model lacks Wi-Fi, it sports the Nokia browser, which performs impressively and should satisfy most users.

Test runs by CNET produced excellent images which showed good color accuracy and well-defined lines. The video quality was lacking though, with clips looking too grainy. Tests at other labs show varied results as some reviewers say that the image quality itself is quite unimpressive, not only due to poor color, but also because of blue haze issues seen in many photos. The overall performance of the phone is mediocre as users have to cope with an annoying lag when switching between applications and the phone even tends to freeze up sometimes. Call quality is generally very good, with only a few minor complaints like low volume but the phone compensates by handling poor signal strength very well. The battery life is outstanding and delivers perfectly on its promises. CNET even say that the battery lasts twice as long as Nokia claims. With so many interesting features, the Nokia N73 is a good recommend for any one looking for a new handset.

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