Excerpt: No Nokia N96 review worth its salt would be complete without referring to its spiritual daddy, the hugely popular Nokia N95. The Nokia N96 offers similar features and a similar form factor to the N95, but with a much…
Excerpt: Nokia N96 multimedia smartphone can replace nearly any device that we use in our daily lives: telephone, PDA, GPS navigation, camera. Nokia N96 is equipped with a powerful ARM926EJ processor with a frequency of 334 MHz. Anyone who buys this model will get a unique opportunity to watch videos of a variety of formats – MPEG-4, Windows Media Video, Real Video, AVI.
Summary: In part 1 of this review of Nokia's new flagship, the N96, Steve Litchfield examined its performance, its pros and cons as a product . In part 2, he walked the reader through the applications that back up the N96's unique selling points . Part 3 now looks at the N96's multimedia capabilities.
Excerpt: Standing at the top of the Nokia Nseries line, N96 has been stuffed with all the latest features that you can think of. While N95 was highly acclaimed at the time of its launch, expectations became even higher once Nokia announced its plans to release an even better Nseries handset – N96. Unfortunately, as you will probably discover in the following review, Nokia 96 has pretty much disappointed what was expected from it for various reasons.
Pros: The strong points of the device are surely the large amount of storage space, the HSDPA connectivity and large screen that offers a smooth multimedia experience. The latter is even more appealing, as the phone comes with the "Transformers" movie included. Wi-Fi, good GSM signal reception, as well as excellent talking experience make it a worthy opponent to the much older N95.
Cons: I have been expecting a more stylish look from one of the most expensive Nseries handsets currently on the market. Moreover, the hard-to-use keypad and the camera-dedicated button, as well as the low autonomy of the battery don’t go well with the Nseries logo. I guess Nokia didn't consider it and overpriced the device just because it's a high tier product, but there are other Nokia handsets that can offer better features than the N96, and which are, furthermore, much ...
Summary: Nokia has shovelled in functions at the expense of usability so much that we're surprised Apple doesn’t run, “I’m an N96, I’m an iPhone” ads. It’s the cutting-edge of mobile tech, for sure, but does it have to feel like quite such hard work?
Excerpt: It's very difficult to recreate the magic of an original product like the N95. The N96 reminds me heavily of Ridley Scott's Alien (1979), whose sequels couldn't successfully match the grandeur of the original story line. Nokia tried it with the N95 8GB, and although the enhanced space and battery life ensured it wasn't a failure, constant comparison with its predecessor forced a critical scrutiny from everyone.
Excerpt: This highly anticipated successor to the Nokia N95 is packed with features but is it what we've been waiting for? Some of the improvements look great on paper but we were keen to get our hands on it to see if it delivered a better experience than the N95. What we like If you like the N95 then you'll like the N96 because it's practically the same phone. There's HSDPA (3.5G), Wi-Fi, GPS and a 5-megapixel camera that takes as good pictures as the N95's.
Summary: The Nokia N96 will be available from August-September 2008 and it
will have a price around 550-600 Euro.The phone is packed with lots of
features like TV , GPS and a 5 megapixels camera.The build quality is
really good as well as the reception.All in all this phone is a real successor
for the N95 and it will probably be a bestseller.
Excerpt: Nokia has made an official announcement of the N96 smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2008. This is an heir of the N95, but looking like the N81. Like the predecessor, the new Nokia smartphone comes in a two-way slider form: the bottom part reveals a numeric keypad, while the top one hides the media player buttons. The company positions the N96 as a multimedia PC optimized for video and TV watching. There is the support of Ovi services.