Nokia N95 8GB approved by FCC

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With just a few days remaining to August 29th, the day when Nokia is going to announce its newest mobile phones, FCC brought joy to all fans of the high-end Nokia N95. Two new editions of the widely popular handset were approved today by the American Federal Communications Commission (FCC). One of them is only an US version of the currently known model, while the other is the exciting Nokia N95 8GB edition.

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The Nokia N95 8GB comes dressed in black and has undergone several changes. The main one of course is the thrilling memory capacity of 8GB. The screen has also grown up form the 2.6" of the original to the 2.8" in the new edition. Some rumors even go as far as saying that it is going to support VGA resolution but that seems improbable. Nokia N95 8GB is also supposed to be equipped with a 1200 mAh battery as opposed to the rather modest 950 mAh in the original Nokia N95, but that is still not officially confirmed. According to the mobile community, the battery life of the original Nokia N95 was its most serious flaw and it seems that now Nokia has found a solution. The higher capacity battery on the other side has resulted in removing the lens cover. Luckily, the GPS is still present, regardless of the expectations that it will be sacrificed in order to make room for the extra memory.

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The other FCC approved version of Nokia N95 will be cheered by the North America consumers. Its differences with the original are quite smaller compared to the 8GB version. The main is that the UMTS now supports the 850 MHz and 1900 MHz frequencies instead of the 2100 MHz of its predecessor, which will make the 3G usable in the US (in the AT&T 3G cellular network, for example). The fact that this model also has no lens cover hints that it will probably also be equipped with the more powerful 1200 mAh battery. Unfortunately, no word on the availability and pricing of both models is available but we expect Nokia to provide some information on the matter on August 29th.




Nokia N95 8GB approved by FCC - reader comments

  • Chris

Good news, it means that a great phone will just get better still!

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  • 2007-08-30 16:57
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  • dano

The article mentions that the N95's most serious flaw is battery life. I would have to disagree with this. Although the battery life is not great, it can be improved by shutting down a few running services and reducing the screen brightness. I ...

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  • 2007-08-30 11:54
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  • sid

As of now, it looks gr8. but the actual usage of the phone will expose its other side. on the whole- an incredible phone. cheers.

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  • 2007-08-30 08:18
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