Summary: This is my first smartphone purchase, but I played around with several before buying. I bought the phone because it had everything I wanted, including unlocked and no touch screen. I hate touch screens. It has a ton of features I don't need, but, hey, you never know, right? I'll focus more on Cons because that's more valuable to a potential buyer. Pros: Has everything you could want in a phone. Camera is decent, but a standard point-and-click camera is better.
Summary: Although this phone is amazingly high-powered and sophisticated, it is greatly lacking in capabilities for the business owner. Having now used an older model Blackberry for over a year, I am regretting the purchase of this Nokia. This would be a FANTASTIC phone for any highschool, college, or media junkie....just not for the serious entrepreneur or small business person.
Summary: It's a very nice and stylish cellphone but it's too expensive. The best: It allows to create VPNs and access pop mail, you can download games and some other useful apps, GPS works as promised and it's easy to use, good sound quality. The bad: It's too slow, sometimes it freezes when you receive a new message or when trying to open an application, GPS drains the battery really fast; it doesn't include a usb adapter to recharge the battery.
Summary: This phone aims to be an upgrade to the N95 8 GB , but it falls a bit short of that. The feature set is only very minimally upgraded (mainly, more included memory plus a µSD slot, a pullout kickstand around the camera lens, and a newer software release), and instead, it introduces some new shortcomings. The first thing that struck me was how much of an underperformer this phone really is.
Summary: I've tried this phone out for about a month and a half after upgrading from the N95 (N95-3). Functionally there isn't anything much improved in the N96, it is essentially the same phone with some minor OS tweaks here and there. So in the end what you're paying for is the 16gb storage and a sleeker looking design. So after all that, I've decided to go back to my N95.
Summary: Here in starts my multiple day review of the Nokia N96. Background: I am an IT person and like to be at the bleeding edge of gadgetry... I currently use a Blackberry Bold 9000, and an iPhone 3g 16gb. I will soon be getting a google g1 and a blackberry 8900. I am no stranger to mobile technology and 3g networks.... Day One is Today: 1/11/2009 I charged the battery overnight and inserted an AT&T sim card to get it running.
Feature Packed, Not Easy to Use, but Some Strong Points
Steve H "books911", Amazon
3 January 2009
Summary: I anxiously awaited the arrival of this Nokia N96. Its included features are enough to make anyone drool. I am using the device with AT&T Wireless in the United States. I quickly found that your basic phone functions are more or less easy to use. Slide down the bottom keypad, and you're ready to dial a number. However, the other features I was so excited to try on the device were somewhat less easy to use.
Summary: The new Nokia N96 phone reads like a powerhouse smartphone packed with features. It is a full color, unlocked GSM slider phone with a 5MP camera, stereo sound, music and video features. While it is a quad band world phone, here in the US it works on T-Moblie and AT&T networks (although AT&T is recommened for its faster 3G network). Let me start out by describing what you get. Nokia has packed quite a bit in the box.