Nokia announced a couple N-series multimedia devices today or multimedia computers as they like to call them. First off is the Nokia N95, a top-of-the-line camera slider with 5 megapixel camera, HSDPA and built-in GPS navigation system. Then comes the clamshell Nokia N75, the smallest N-series device to date, with a 2 megapixel camera and 3G support.
Nokia N95 is a descendant of Nokia N80 and offers a first of its kind 2-way sliding construction along with many other high-end features. The integrated GPS functionality has been becoming increasingly popular in hand-held devices. Embracing that trend, Nokia N95 comes with an integrated GPS module which working alongside with the preinstalled Maps application can help you navigate through the busy city streets as easy as you would with a in-dash automobile GPS system. Besides that, it's the first HSDPA (3.5G) mobile of the Finnish manufacturer. HSDPA is not so wide spread right now but undoubtedly it would be the leading standard for fast data transfers to mobile devices in the future. Besides HSDPA, Nokia N95 features all other current connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE, quad-band GSM, stereo Bluetooth, Infrared and USB 2.0 plus a TV-out port.
The all-around musical experience is enhanced by the presence of the built-in stereo speakers, a 3.5 mm audio jack for using regular headphones, FM radio and microSD memory card slot which currently means that the mobile can accommodate up to 2GB of additional memory besides the 160MB internal one. In an attempt to turn it into an all-time reigning multimedia champion, Nokia engineers have integrated into N95 an impressive 5 megapixel camera with Carl-Zeiss optics, autofocus and the capability of recording videos at DVD-like quality.
Having in mind all that, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the mobile has rather reasonable dimensions, being slimmer and even lighter than Nokia N80. The device is equipped with a large 2.6" TFT display with a QVGA (240x320) resolution.
Nokia N95 would be available in the first quarter of 2007 and is expected to hit the shelves at a price of 550 EUR.
It has two color TFT displays and the external one is perfect for commanding your music player straight from the outer multimedia keys. Music however is not the only thing that Nokia N75 is made for. The 2 megapixel camera with flash LED and the 2.4" main TFT display capable of showing 16 million colors at a QVGA (320x240 pixels) resolution provide for a nice multimedia experience whether you are taking pictures on a family vacation or simply watching videos. Besides 3G, EDGE and quad-band GSM, the N75 offers a microSD memory card slot for expanding the 60MB internal memory and stereo FM radio which can easily be listened to through the integrated stereo speakers.
Nokia N75 would be available first in US in the last quarter of 2006.