Excerpt: In April of 2005, Nokia announced a new line of mobile phones called the Nseries which focused on new multimedia technologies such as 3G, Carl Zeiss Optics, megapixel image sensors, and large amounts of memory. Three phones were announced as part of the Nseries - the N70, N90, and the N91.The N90 is the middle phone of the N series. It has a considerably redesigned 60th platform being the first representative of the new generation smartphones by Nokia.
Summary: Classic management strategy is to form something, and then (brain)storm it to improve the product. With the N-Series phones, Nokia is clearly out of the forming stage and into the storming. With the N90, a design team has sat down and decided to make the best camera phone possible. Have they succeeded?
Conclusion: Were it not for Nokia, those who need a smartphone but also want a great camera would be sulking in the corner. The N90 is both a powerful smartphone with full syncing capabilities and a multimedia treat.
Excerpt: Cell phones that double as cameras are the James Carville/Mary Matalin of the tech world, a mismatched marriage that seems to work. But thanks to poor ergonomics, plastic lenses, and low resolution chips, cell cams aren’t good for much more than casual snaps in bright light. Nokia has taken a couple of steps in the right direction toward a true merging of the two disparate gadgets with its N90.
Pros: Good digital camera with 2MP resolution; rotating lens and screen; EDGE network and world compatible
Cons: Bulky; heavy; uneven video recording; non-standard headphone jack; hard to find; expensive
Excerpt: We finally got our hands on a Nokia N90 for a full review. The N90, the first of Nokia's N-series devices, is a UMTS cameraphone with Carl Zeiss lenses. Jin gives it a good work over in this in-depth review.