Excerpt: The latest round of Nokia Nseries smartphones have hit the US. Fondly termed the -3 models, these are the Nokia N96-3, N85-3 and N79-3. The -3 means that these are US models with US 3G on AT&T's 850/1900MHz bands and they're sold by Nokia stores here in the US and by US retailers like Dell, Best Buy...
Summary: Steve Litchfield starts the All About Symbian review of Nokia's new Nseries flagship, the N96. Part 2 will be a walk through its applications and unique selling points and part 3 will look in detail at the N96's multimedia capabilities.
Excerpt: The Return Of The King? Nokia’s N95 8 GB was, perhaps, one of the most balanced Symbian-based smartphones we’ve ever had the pleasure of reviewing. Most people look at such high-end phones as a sum of their feature set.
Summary: A successor is defined as "a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone" in the direct term. But there's much to debate about when one thinks of a successor. Will it be able to live up to its predecessor's name, reputation and performance, or more importantly, can it improve upon...
Summary: The Nokia N96 is a sleek and versatile mobile phone. The Symbian operating system enables installing additional software, although this operating system also causes the N96 to slow down slightly.
Summary: Unlike its predecessor, the N96 isn't revolutionary but it remains a reasonable upgrade to the N95. It’s expensive and the DVB-H feature is useless in Australia, but as a multimedia device it is one of the better mobile phones on the market.
Excerpt: The N96 differs from many recent smartphones in having neither a touch screen nor a keyboard. In fact, it's not much different in design from its predecessor, the N95. Our main gripe with the N95 was poor battery life.