This phone is war!how i wish i culd own it soon!keep it Up Nokia..am ur biggest supporter.Right now am using E65 which is also good but i cant wait to get money and have this wonderful one!Oops!am speechless!
nokia definately neeeeds to extend tha battery life on this phone,other than that im likin wat im seein,an would definately buy if the battery life is longer
the n95 8gb is better because has a better procesor and a better batery and smaller but not thinner
Dis fone is a sweetie,i luv d sleek design.i ws in luv wit d apple i-phone,but now i think am fallin head over heels 4 dis one.i wld want dat as a birthday gift.thumbs up nokia!
i will buy when it will release...
can beat n95 definately!!!@#$
iluvmyn82, 28 Jul 2008i just learned that n96 strays away from usual top of the line processor, texas instrument oma... moregood analysis there..
it will now come down to buyers personal preference.
on my part, i like value friendly phones with good camera thats why i have Nokia N82
hopefully in the future, nokia will come up with an integrated device, combine their best departments seen on their past devices into one device including business features seen in Eseries, it will become the ultimate phone and it will become my upgrade for Nokia N82 in the future.
additional MP is not necessary in my opinion..
DIVX is not necessary because they have good media player already..
(must not add this features because it will just add up to the price)
with this integration and new fresh design with a sleek touchscreen, iPhone style and with the price on the minimum, it will be a win win device of all time.
i just learned that n96 strays away from usual top of the line processor, texas instrument omap cpu, and used instead a still not so familiar "nomadik" cpu. 3d graphics accelerator has been taken out of the box. and some sort of DSP was installed instead optimized for video and music playback. so from here, we can draw a conclusion that n96 is meant for media playback and live tv broadcast. it has a 5mp carl zeiss camera lens and shoots 30fps vga videos but it's not the best in that department. has ngage & landscape gaming support but without the 3d graphics chip means gaming is only a part of its do-it-all capabilities but not what it's specialized into. has the dsp chip and 16gb plus 2 batches of music/media controls but the dsp is optimised only in audio decoding of video files, kinda weird..still won't dethrone n91 or n81 8gb in audio quality.
so here's the run down of how n96 stands as member of flagship devices:
n90 - flagship camera phone in 2mp department
n91 - dated flagship music phone
n92 - dated flagship dvb-h phone
n93/i - flagship in video department (still the best videocamcorder phone up to now in video encoding quality and stereo audio encoding)
n95/8gb - flagship all-in-one device
n96 - flagship all-in-one device focusing on video playback & live tv broadcast.
n82 - flagship camera phone 5mp category
n81/8gb - music & gaming phone focusing on audio quality & ideal gaming
n80 - dated flagship all-in-one device
n78 - middle class all-in-one device focusing on music
n76 - slim smartphone focusing on music
n75 - america's version of n76
n73 - flagship camera phone 3mp category
n72 - n70 for gsm market only
n71 - (n/a)
n70 - classic symbian smartphone
as you can analyze, n96 is not meant to replace nor succeed the n95/8gb. they're on the same category with n96 specializing on a specific department.
Man this phone is Bangin! The best phone i have ever had, very fast, spectacular photos, very usable ther is no doubt in my mind that it blows the rest of the brands out of the water! sorry all the iphone has is the touch screen Big deal - very unpractical and feature lacking phone.
dual core technology, somewhat like cpu technology, the very first in mobile technology
faster interface, less power usage
NOKIA LOVER, 26 Jul 2008nokia is the best, people in here talking about samsung this and whatever, but the bottom line... moreOmfg!!!! Nokia rox!!!! I owned the N95 8GB cant say anything bad about it...its just perfect and now WOW n96 so mfking INCREDIBLE !!!!! Im so getting one!!! Screw the godam iPhone its plain SUX !!! Oh yeah you heard iPhone's fan Im dissing your favorite phone how bout that? HAHAHAHA
This people are envious about N96 undeniable success. Rating the phone using only with their imagination. no hard fact basis at all.
They cant accept the fact that people now a days value practical things and cant be fooled by overhype feature which they dont need anyway.
Thats why the most pre ordered phone on websites is N96, accept that fact..
design - 4/10 nokia is running out of concept. this is a hybrid of n81 and n95. i'll rate n81 9/10 for being one of the most good looking phones. i'll rate n96 4/10 for being one of the fugliest!
features - 5/10 nothing new here, except the 16gb. still 5/10 for being an n95 wannabe.
performance - 2/10 i'm sure a lot will be complaining when they buy this phone. nokia never learns from previous mistakes. battery alone is a total disaster. no 3d graphics chip and slow processor for very poor performance!