Nokia N95 / N95 8GB Comparison Thursday, Sep 4 2008 

A video comparison of the original Nokia N95 and the latest 8GB version.

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Nokia E51 Review Thursday, Aug 7 2008 

Nokia offers a wide range of Eseries business handsets, including Communicators and enhanced messaging devices of different form factors. Each E series phone is optimized for different types of business users, but all feature the familiar and friendly S60 user interface over Symbian OS. The new Nokia E51 combines compact dimensions, rich communication skills, a comfortable keyboard and stylish design, aiming to be a classic and conservative all-round performer.
e51

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM/3G (with HSDPA 3.6 Mbps), EDGE and GPRS support
  • Wi-Fi, VoIP over WLAN
  • Symbian 9.2 OS Series 60 3rd edition UI with Feature Pack 1
  • 12 mm slim, elegant design
  • 130 MB onboard memory, expandable via microSD cards (up to 4 GB), hot swap
  • Very comfortable keyboard and D-pad
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and IrDA (115 kbps)
  • New Symbian key icons
  • Fast user interface

Main disadvantages

  • 2 megapixel camera with no autofocus, nor flash
  • Extremely hard-to-press volume rocker, power button and voice recorder key
  • Stale multimedia interface
  • Cannot edit office documents
  • Doesn’t charge when connected via USB
  • Voice dial works well only with English names

What comes with it

The package contents of Nokia E51 are on par with most of the other non-multimedia Nokia phones. Having mentioned fingerprints, the piece of fine cloth that comes in the box is a good way to start exploring the retail package. Other than that, the box includes the small AC-5 DC charger, a mini USB connection cable (DKE-2), headset (HS-47), and the Eseries CD-ROM. Nokia E51 also comes with a Quickstart guide and User guide. Finally, let’s mention the Li-Ion Battery (BP-6MT) with capacity of 1050 mAh.

Nokia N96 Complete Mobile Review Tuesday, Jun 17 2008 

Sales package:

  • Handset
  • Li-Ion battery (BL-5F)
  • USB data cable (CA-101)
  • TV cable (CA-75U)
  • Remote control and headphones (AD-54, HS-45)
  • Car charger (DC-4)
  • Charger (AC-5)

Positioning

As a rule, the average consumer’s thought pattern isn’t characterized by sophistication or depth – all he cares to consider when choosing a phone is index and functionality. Take the Nokia N95 for example – it is a do-it-all flagship, so the average Joe readily assumes the device that has one rung added to its index, specifically, the N96, should outdo the previous offering in every single way. The logic seems solid at a glance, but as we go deeper into the N96, it loses a fair share of its soundness.

Nokia has a clear-cut goal: to roll out a variety of solutions in order to settle down in different niches and for this they need similarly styled phones that pack in unique feature sets. Being resembling design-wise helps offerings that stand close together within the range appear identical to those who buy this trick, even though as far as philosophy and hardware are concerned, they couldn’t be more polarized. Basically, that’s the story of the Nokia N96 that got stuck with the “flagship” title, so now it is considered as the best S60-based solution around, which is not how things really stand. Effectively, it is a niche product that’s meant to open the range of similarly featured solutions, a feeler, if you like – dubbing an all-round new solution that hasn’t stood the test of time yet “the flagship” is somewhat reckless. Moreover, Nokia has never done such thing, but gossips care very little about that.

Nokia’s portfolio offers a couple of DVB-H capable solutions, specifically the Nokia N77 and a more dated phone, the N92. Neither of them was widely available, since they were used either in pilot television projects or tailored for particular regions (like the N77 in Taiwan, starting late fall 2007). Indeed, given that the vast majority of markets still have no DVB-H television enabled, a replica of the N73, yet armed with this functionality, was uncalled for. In March 2008, the European authorities standardized on DVB-H and from this point on will put in their efforts to support it. In this sense the Nokia N96 has a good chance to avoid the role of an ugly duckling that will never see release – thankfully, mobile television isn’t a big focus in the N96, it is rather included among all other things there.

Much like other Nseries-branded solutions, the N96 is heavy on multimedia, and delivers especially with its video department. There is a handful of things going for it – the display diagonal, hardware support for H.264 decoding, speedier videos and a folding stand that allows having the N96 on flat surfaces at a video-friendly angle.

Interestingly, over a year ago Nokia started to enhance its product portfolio not only by varying styles, but also hardware platform underpinning their solutions. The Nokia N95 and its follow-ups built upon the TI OMAP chip, while the N96 takes advantage of STMicroelectronics’s Nomadik. So when comparing these two phones, their similarities don’t go beyond physical aspects, since other things, like functionality and hardware, are quite different.

Is the N96 a mass-market solution? No. Then, is it heavily specialized, aiming at one particular niche? No. It is rather somewhere in between. This phone will see moderate sales, although the fuss around it will easily shadow its modest numbers.

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Design, size, controls

Visually, the N96 is very much like the Nokia N81 8 Gb – same black finish with glossy surfaces, same controls, with a little bit of silver along the sides, making for a pretty seducing mix. The front face is extremely easy to soil with fingerprints and smudge; basically, it gets so dirty in a matter of minutes that a cleaning cloth becomes a must-have for its owners.

The phone measures in at 103x55x18 mm (125 grams) plus the camera part is even thicker due the rim around the lens that adds a couple of millimeters to the N96’s girth. On the whole, the N96 looks and feels more like some sort of shovel in the hand due to being quite wide – compared with the Nokia N81 it has gotten 0,5cm wider. While it is not a solution for women in any way, it is more about whether or not shop assistants will manage to convince them that it is the flagship solution. As far as I remember, the Nokia N93 wasn’t all that petite either, notwithstanding, women happily went for it and carried it around in their purses, and furthermore, some are still using it. It is important to realize that the Nokia N96’s dimensions are as close to the maximum as it get – its pocket-stretching casing won’t fit just about any jacket or trousers. Some may well argue with me on this, and I will readily agree that some types of clothes are perfect for the N96; but for the most part, it will not please you with its portability.
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Nokia N92 Mobile Review Friday, Feb 29 2008 

General Network UMTS / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
Announced 2005, 4Q
Status Available
Size Dimensions 107.4 x 58.2 x 24.8 mm, 136cc
Weight 191 g
Display Type TFT, 16M colors
Size 320 x 240 pixels, 42 x 57 mm
– Second external display 65K colors, (128×36 pixels)
Ringtones Type Polyphonic (64 channels), Monophonic, True Tones, MP3
Amount
Customization Download
Vibration Yes
Memory Phonebook Yes
Call records Yes
Card slot miniSD, (up to 2GB), hot swap
– 90 MB internal memory
Data GPRS Class 11
HSCSD No
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G Yes, 384 kbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared port Yes
USB Yes
Features
OS S60 3rd edition (Symbian OS , Series 60 UI)
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Games Java downloadable
Colors
Camera 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels, video(CIF), flash; secondary VGA video call camera
– DVB-H TV broadcast receiver
– Push to talk
– Java MIDP 2.0
– MP3/AAC player
– Stereo FM Radio
– T9
– Voice command/memo
– PIM including calendar, to-do list
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 336 h
Talk time Up to 4 h

Nokia N81 8GB Technical specifications Wednesday, Feb 6 2008 

Operating Frequency

  • WCDMA 2100 + E850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Automatic switching between bands and modes

 Nokia N81 8GB
Dimensions

  • Volume: 86 cc
  • Weight: ~140 g
  • Length: 102 mm
  • Width: 50 mm
  • Thickness (max): 17.9 mm

Memory Functions

  • Up to 8GB internal flash memory for music, games, video, images and applications

Power Management

  • Battery: Nokia Battery (BP-6MT) 1050mAH
  • Talk time: up to 240 minutes GSM / 180 minutes WCDMA
  • Stand-by time: up to 17 days
  • Video playback time: up to 4.5 hours (QVGA)
  • Browsing time (packet data): up to 5 hours
  • Music playback time: up to 11.5 hours
  • Video recording time: up to 3.5 hours with QVGA
  • Gaming time: up to 6 hours

*Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.

Display

  • Active matrix 2.4” QVGA main color display (320 x 240 pixels), up to 16.7 million colors

User Interface

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Nokia N95 Mobile Phone Characteristics & Specifications Sunday, Feb 3 2008 

Nokia N95 Mobile Phone Characteristics & Specifications

Characteristics

Nokia N95
Technical Specifications

General
Operating Frequency
• Dual mode WCDMA/GSM and five triband GSM coverage one up to continents (EDGE/GSM 900/1800/1900 + WCDMA 2100 MHz networks)
• Automatic switching between bands and modes

Dimensions
• Volume: 90 DC
• Weight: 120 G
• Length: 99 mm
• Width: 53 mm
• Thickness (max): 21 mm

Memory Functions
• Up to 160 MB* internal dynamic memory for messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-C list and applications
• Expandable memory: 128 MB miniSD card **
• Memory card slot supporting up to 2 GB miniSD memory cards
* Exchanges to product details possible are without prior note. Application offering may vary. Dynamic memory means that the available memory is shared between dynamic memory functions. When any of this functions is used, there is less available memory for other functions which are also depends one dynamic memory.

** Please note that the availability and memory capacity of memory card in the package may vary depending one the market and/or your network operator/service provider.

Power Management
• Battery: Nokia Battery (BL-5F) 950mAH
• Talk time: up to 190min (WCDMA), up to 390 min (GSM) *
• Stand-by time: up to 233 hours (WCDMA), up to 228h (GSM) */div> * Operation times may vary depending one radio operator access technology used, operator network configuration and use.

Displays
• Broad 2.6 ” QVGA (240 X 320 pixels) TFT display with ambient light detector and up to 16 colors million

To use Interface
• To use Interface: S60 3rd Edition
• Dedicated music keys
• Activates standby screen

Call Management
• Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry, also supports thumbnail pictures and groups
• Speed dialing
• Logs: keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
• Automatic redial
• Automatic answer (works with compatible headset gold bus kit only)
• Supports fixed dialing number, which allows calls only to predefined numbers
• Conference call
• Push to talk

Voice Features
• Speaker independent name dialing (SIND)
• Voice commands
• Voice to retie
• Talking ringtone
• Integrated hands-free announcer

Messaging
• Text messaging: supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, SMS distribution list
• Multi-media messaging: combine image, video, text, and audio clip and send have MMS to has compatible phon gold PC; use MMS to tell your story with has multi-slide presentation
• Automatic resizing of your megapixel images to made MMS (max. 300 KB attachment size depending one the network)
• Predictive text input: support for all major languages in Europe and Asia-Pacific

Transfer* dated
• WCDMA 2100 with simultaneous voice and packet dated (PS max speed UL/DL= 384/384kbps, CS max speed 64kbps)
• Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) support for simultaneous voice and packet dated connection in GSM/EDGE networks. Simple class A, multi slot class 11, max speed DL/UL: 177.6/118.4 kbits/s
• EGPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 296/177.6 kbits/s
*Actual achieved speeds may vary depending on network support.

Connectivity
• Integrated wireless LAN (802.11 b/g) and UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
• Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology v.2.0
• USB 2.0 via Pop-Port™ interface and mass storage class support to support drag and drop functionality
• 3.5 mm stereo headphone plug and TV out support (PAL/NTSC)
• Nokia PC Continuation connectivity with USB, Infrared and Bluetooth wireless technology
• Local synchronization of contacts and calendar to has PC compatible using compatible connection
• Remote over-the-air synchronization
• Send and receive images, video clips, graphics, and business cards via Bluetooth wireless technology

Java Applications
• Java MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 (Connected Limited Device Configuration (J2ME))
• Over-the-air download of Java-based applications and games

Other Applications
• Personal Information Management (PIM)
• Advanced S60 PIM features including calendar, contacts, to-C list, and PIM printing
• Settings Wizard for easy configuration of e-mail, push to talk and video sharing.
• Dated transfer application for transfer of PIM information from other compatible Nokia devices.

DIGITAL Services
• Java and Symbian applications available from Nokia Market Software

See New – Mobile Photography Video and
Imaging Video

• Up to 5 megapixel (2592 X 1944 pixels) camera, Carl Zeiss optics, Vario-Tessar lens, video MPEG-4 VGA captures of up to 30 fps
• Direct connection to compatible TV via Video Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-64U, included in box) gold wireless LAN/UPnP
• Face camera, CIF (352 X 288) sensor
• Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
• Integrated flash
• Microphonous stereo DIGITAL
• Flash modes: one, off, automatic
• Rotating gallery
• Online album/blog: photograph/video uploading from gallery
• Nokia Lifeblog 2.0 support
• Video and still image editors
• Movie director for automated video production

Video mobile
• Video resolution: up to VGA (640×480) At 30 fps
• Audio recording: Stereo AAC
• Video DIGITAL stabilization
• Video clip length: limited by available memory
• Video file format .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
• White balances: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
• Scene: automatic, night
• Colour tones: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
• Zoom: (optical/digital) 1x/up to 10 X (VGA up to 4x)

Photography mobile
• Image resolution: up to 5 megapixel: (2592 X 1944 pixels)
• Still image spins format: JPEG/EXIF
• X-ray Car
• Car exposure – center weighted
• Exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV At 0.5 step
• White balances: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
• Scene: automatic, to use, closed-up, landscape, night, night portrait
• Colour tone: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
• Zoom (optical/digital) 1x/up to 20x (5 megapixel up to 6x)

Camera Specifications
• Sensor: CMOS, 5 megapixel (2592 X 1944)
• Carl Zeiss Optics: Vario-Tessar lens
• Focal length 5.6 mm
• Focus arranges 10 cm ~ infinity
• Macro x-ray distance 10-50 cm
• Shutter speed: Mechanical shutter: 1/1000~1/3 S

Nokia XpressPrint solution
• Transfer photographs directly to compatible printer gold kiosk via Bluetooth wireless technology, memory card, wireless LAN (UPnP) goes directly to PictBridge-compliant printer via USB cable.
• Built-in application is quick and easy to use; No installation, No fuss
• Order prints online
• Find out more butt Nokia XpressPrint

Nokia XpressShare solution
• Easy sharing of captured photographs and videos directly from the gallery gold straight after captures
• via e-mail gold Bluetooth wireless technology while retaining full image quality gold via MMS with automatic resizing of 3.2 megapixel images to made MMS
• Video Two-way call capability
• Video sharing for video one-way live but video clip sharing within the voice call

Nokia XpressTransfer solution
• Transfer and organizes photographs and videos between your device and PC compatible
• Deletion gold resizing of the images and videos transferred from the device. Resizing means you edge curry has broad collection of photographs and videos one your device and full quality versions are stored one the PC
• Gallery view of photographs and videos transferred to PC

Hear New – Music Mobile
Music Features

• DIGITAL music player – supports MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA with playlists and equalizer.
• Integrated handsfree announcer
• OMA DRM 2.0 support for music
• Stereo FM radio operator (87.5-108MHz /76-90MHz) with Visual Radio operator support

New – Mobile Computing and Connectivity
Navigation

• Built-in GPS

E-mail
• Easy-to-uses e-mail customer with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents
• Compatible with Nokia Wireless Keyboard (sold separately)

Browsing
• Mini Nokia Web browser with map

DIGITAL home
• Video Play, music and photographs one home media network – compatible TV, stereo and PC over WLAN/UPnP

Watch New – Media to-go
RealPlayer media player

• Video Full-screen playback to view downloaded, streamed gold recorded video clips
• Video Supported formats: MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, H.263/3GPP, RealVideo 8/9/10

Package Content
• Nokia N95
• Video Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-75U
• Nokia Connectivity Cable DKE-2
• Nokia Stereophony Headset HS-45, AD-43
• Nokia Battery BL-5F
• Nokia Travel To charge AC-5
* Exchanges to product details possible are without prior note. Application offering may vary. Dynamic memory means that the available memory is shared between dynamic memory functions. When any of thesis functions is used, there is less available memory for other functions which are also depends one dynamic memory.

Specifications are subject to changes without note.