Will become available on 3UK in September, so I guess we'll see the first SIM-free ones in mid/late August...
if the original N95-8 battery does fit, why doesn't Nokia just use that anyway?Originally Posted by navneet
What Mobile have reviewed this phone in the new issue & give it 4/5.
Here is the conclusion of their review:
"When we saw the list of specs for the Nokia N96, we thought Nokia had repeated the N95's spec sheet by mistake. Now we see that it's no bad thing keeping to a winning formula. The big change is the 16GB of internal memory, with the ability to add more using memory cards, and a clever kickstand to let you stand the phone up when watching video. Actually, there's another big change, but not one that will mean much for UK owners. THE DVB-H receiver means you can pick up digital television, but we won't have a service here for a good few years yet. For now, the winning formula from the N95 remains - good multimedia and a great camera. Bring it on!
Here is their brief camera review:
The N96 camera takes pictures that are remarkably similar to the N95, which isn't surprising considering it's exactly the same!
exact release date for this?
yup., that could be true.
but then again, maybe that phone might be priced higher? Also, still no word yet on whether the innov8 will be upgradable or not (or if it'll work with nokia's NSU).
I think they are poisitioned differently
Not to mention the N96 should be cheaper, and more available
|What will Tv coverage be like for this?
Yeaaaaah... No thanks.6F fits if you peel of the battery covers and slice a part from the top of the battery (almost to the core)
N96 will be launched in india today but will be available from first week of sept.
What it means by SDTV output on TV OUTPUT?
n95 DOES vga ON TV OUTPUT. Is sdtv 720x480?
It might be 640x480, or 720x576 if it means PAL SDTV
does it mean that UI speed in general (inc. media related) will be better in n96 than innov8?Originally Posted by The S60 Blog
Nokia bumps N96 to 24GB
N96 – now with 24GB storage
Storage bumps don't normally cause us to wibble here at Stuff Towers. But hot on the heels of the new N85 and N79, Nokia has confirmed that their flasghip cell, the yet–to–be–released N96, is getting a heft to 24GB.
The move comes a month ahead of its official release here in the UK, and will let you stash around 6,000 average MP3s and an obscene 40 hours of video. And as if that wasn't enough, the new version still comes with support for another 8GB through the SD slot.
In case you've forgotten, the N96 is the successor to the N95, and comes with a DVB–H tuner (admittedly useless here in Blighty), a 5MP camera, GPS and a stack of extra features.
Word is we'll be able to get it from high street stores from October, with 3 the irst operator to offer it up.
If the N96 doesn't do it for you, make sure you check out our feature on everything you need to know about the touchscreen Nokia Tube.
thats a nice big whooping memory!
i really hope nokia will also announce a xenon flash added on N96 tomorrow! hah! now i know what im getting on my bday! weeee!
24gb? really? where did stuff.tv got this info?
I mean, wonderful if true, 24gb + 8gb microsd = 32gb, maybe 30~gb after formatting. And my music library is 31gb, so I could effectively ditch my ipod. (after deleting a little stuff, which I've been meaning to do anyway)
Last edited by Franz; 26-08-2008 at 04:36.
unlikely.... maybe 16gb + 8Gb of bundled microSD...
Nokia's N96 sets a Q4 North America launch date.
i though Iphone was expensive.....http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/26/n...a-launch-date/
You've seen the review, now get ready as Nokia just announced a Q4, North American release for its high-end, N96. That means localized 850/1900 HSDPA radios to go along with its GSM quad-band set, 2.8-inch QVGA display, 16GB of storage, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, WiFi, and assisted GPS. Interestingly, there's no mention of mobile TV which makes it seem that they've scrapped DVB-H entirely without a mediaFLO replacement. How much? $895, that's how much -- sorry you asked?
Ronka, the iPhone is expensive.
This too is expensive - but don't you think the features and functionality make up for the price?
sure SP2 has nice transation and all, but that doesnt justify the +800$ pricetag. you could get a decent laptop with 800$ you know.
Though I don't like the N81 derived design myself I still think it works better on this phone than the N85. Just wish the N96 had a lens cover & the same screen technology as the N85. If only they could be added.
Hmm, I'm not too sure about this increase to 24GB, it would be bigger then just one website
But to the rest of the community, when they see DVB-B, 24GB memory, different design and different model number - it's a completely different phone regardless of the camera modules and such. It's pretty much a marketing strategy. Plus wouldn't you agree that the N95 is a tad outdated now?
The fact that both the N85 & N79 have lens protectors makes it even stranger that their flagship device doesn't have a lens protector.
I remember posting about the 24gb thing.
I think it will be most likely 16gb built in + 8 gb card.
i cant imagine why they would do 24gb built in........ doesn't not make sense...
sounds like some rubbish from some websites to me. 16gb is huge already...... there is need to go more?
so, 24GB is confirmed or just a rumor?
? plz confirm ?Originally Posted by knights
It would seem the phone will be delivered in selected markets with an 8GB card, theoretically bumping the memory up to 24 gigs.
I'm happy to confirm with everyone that Nokia has indeed increased the in bulid memory to 24GB in it's N96. They featured N96, N85 & N79 in the official newspapers here in Singapore on the 27/8/08 & it was stated in Digital Life section. They also said it will cost $1268 (Singapore dollars including tax) & will be available in September. N85 & N79 will be out in October.
So much for a memory eh?
Probably Samsung Innov is about the same price as N96. Tough choice
Good news, guys - it looks like N96 starts shipping
Thats the limited edition for the panda-helpers, but soon enough it will hit the shelves(or the fan, we'll see for that matter).
Highly anticipated Nokia N96 begins shipping
The Nokia N96 offers the most personalized mobile internet experience to date
Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the availability of the much anticipated Nokia N96, its flagship multimedia computer in the iconic Nokia Nseries range. It boasts live TV, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, turn-by-turn voice navigation, 16GB of internal memory that can be increased to 24GB with an optional microSD card, superior sound and music, N-Gage gaming and a stunning 2.8" display. First shipments of the Nokia N96 have started and it will be available with an estimated retail price of EUR 550 before taxes and subsidies.
"The Nokia N96 is mobile entertainment at its best, a fitting flagship for our Nseries range. It defines convergence by blending phone and multimedia options seamlessly with the unique Nokia Nseries dual slider that makes discovering and sharing experiences easy. Watch live TV and video, take high quality photos and geotag them to specific locations or directly upload them online via the fast internet connection - it is all about taking mobile entertainment and communication to the next level," says Jonas Geust, Vice President, Nokia Nseries.
Supporting live TV as it happens using DVB-H technology, the Nokia N96 delivers advanced television viewing across a number of channels. It is even possible to record favorite programmes to watch back whenever suits, be it on a train, in an airport lounge or in a café over a drink.
In many markets, the Nokia N96 comes pre-loaded with a blockbuster movie (title varies by region). Feel part of the action as it erupts through the vivid 2.8" display and built-in 3D stereo speakers. Sit back, watch the plot unfold and enjoy the special effects hands-free, practically anywhere, thanks to a cleverly designed 'kickstand' on the back cover.
The Nokia N96 has the ability to store up to 40 hours of video content transferred from a PC via hi-speed USB 2.0 connection or found online with WLAN and HSDPA support. The Nokia Video Center offers access to a variety of content ranging from movie trailers and comedy to news from world-leading providers such as YouTube, Reuters and Sony Pictures. The Nokia N96 supports the most common video formats including MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video.
Capture clear, bright, high quality video clips at 30 frames per second as well as sharp, defined photos with the 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED Flash. Images can be geotagged instantly to record the location and directly uploaded to online communities such as Share on Ovi and Flickr.
The Nokia N96 has an enhanced navigation experience that includes rich, easy-to-use maps with urban detail as well as satellite views. Voice guided turn-by-turn navigation - for walking or driving - along with the new City Guides that offer a great way to explore undiscovered places. It is even possible to upload and share personalized journeys, favourite places and great new finds online.
The Nokia N96 boasts an advanced music offering and can hold a music collection that entertains even more dedicated fans. People can create personal music playlists by downloading tracks from the Nokia Music Store and other online sites or synchronize PC and mobile libraries via hi-speed USB connectivity. Alternatively, the Nokia N96 offers RDS radio or a wide selection of stations via the internet.
Making the mobile experience even more personal, the Nokia Download! application provides a broad range of tailored content - including a selection of branded entertainment as well as personalized content - to ensure each Nokia N96 is as unique as its owner.