No touch-screen... SE P1i has it but no internal GPS. When I can buy the perfect phone?
can i also have copy of the model N98???
can i can i plz plz ahhaha here is my yahoo aacount,,, email@example.com tnx..
N81+N95+8GB+8GB=N96 this phone is made of the top 2 Nokia N phones(N81,N95).I dont know who wants a touch screen phone,personaly i think its just a way to make more money:D.....but its your decision i prefer N81 8GB(cause its available now in Romania)plz Nokia make a phone here cheap and beter than N96(but its imposible....)!
Its funny how some of you guys are just crazy about a touch-screen device & always complaining why Nokia hasn't come up with one yet....well....cheer up chumps....Nokia's next Flagship model to be released this year NOKIA N98 is a Touch-screen device with a wider display than N95 8gb plus all the latest updated features too.....its supposed to be a " iphone killer " ....I've seen the prototype in a Nokia Web Site & it looks awesome fellas....its black too....so just hang on tight !.....lol ( I've pics of N98 in my PC as well )
Has almost everything but woulda been nice if this phone had a xenon flash with atleast 3X optical zoom like the samsung g810 but none the less still an amazing phone.
This is amazing!! a piece of equipment with a combination of perfect audio and visual qualities. How lucky is my generation ? I can't wait to lay my hands on this. Is there anything better..... NOKIA ?
@ Steve J
Very true about the T9 "guessing" issue. I forgot about that because anytime it has been a problem, I just added the word to the dictionary so the phone knows it next time. As for the world record texting on qwerty, I am not too surprised, BUT, as I had mentioned before, I really do not believe that would be true in single-handed operation, which is much more realistic in many situations. Does everyone always have two hands free for texting? Once again, this is all just my opinion, but does anyone else agree qwerty severely limits single-handed operations?
Well said PDPG(....). HTC produce the S710 and the S730 both of which have two keyboards on each phone: a regular T9 keypad and a slide-out QWERTY. A superb design.
The_Nootz, you should take note that the S730 is smaller in size and lighter in weight than the N96. So you should rid yourself of the fixation that QWERTY=big phone. If you read my earlier texts you will see that there are a plethora of designs that can incorporate QWERTY and still keep the phone compact.
AGC, the only way you can write faster using T9 is if the QWERTY is badly made with little tactile feedback. Note that the world record for speed writing on a phone was achieved with QWERTY input. The problem with T9 is that it guesses the word you are writing. One therefore has to double check that T9 has guessed right. This slows one down. Furthermore with a QWERTY you can write in your language or dialect.
E-mail, office document editor, posting on the browser are all better done with a QWERTY input. This phone has all these features minus the Q. Is it too much to ask for after 25 N series phones?
I'm not going to discuss anymore about the purposes of this device. There are many, that is for sure, but how the N96 will manage them remains to be seen.
About the QWERTY keyboard (again), I'm not that sure it would reduce the "population of unsatisfied users".
The main thing: it's the best Nokia has to offer at the moment. I think that everyone agrees with that.
*nokia n80 >> n80i
*nokia n95 >> n95 8GB
GUYS, Do u tink dat...
NOKIA n96 >> n96(improve version)?????
poor battery quality and NOKIA I suggest you built a SHOp for your batteries that will last long!!! period
oh i almost forgot....
the convenience of typing or texting using a normal keypad or a qwerty keyboard depends on the user.no need for further explanation.
HTC S710 however managed to give its user a choice of using qwerty or a normal keypad in one phone. if only this mechanism was applied on n96 i presume there will be more n96 potential buyers and a less population of unsatisfied consumers.
Oh and not to get fully into the qwerty debate with you all, because this is my own isolated experience, but I really type much faster on my n95 than I can on my samsung i600 (which is a normal qwerty setup). Qwerty becomes especially difficult to use during single-hand operation. I totally recognize the benefits for some, but personally, I'm much faster on a normal keypad with t9
anyone know if the slider is significantly different from the n95-1, 2, or 3? I currently have an n95-3 and I always think the slide could be improved upon. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
those few applications that runs on VGA resolution will make the difference.that alone, is "reasonable" enough.
how could you say or limit the purposes of N96? you mentioned its capabilities so why not maximize its capabilities with the help of qwerty? besides its a plus.
i will want n96 with or w/o qwerty if its for free. ^_^
THIS IS ONE AMAZING PHONE.
I cant wait to get it, iv held off for ages on getting the Nokia N95 thinking something better is around the corner.
Now they have done = Tv,+ n95 upgraded WAW Great, my ideal phone,
but Im guessing Freeview would also be an amazing idea on a phone like that then?
anyone else agree or would that be pushing it?
oh my gosh!what kind phone is that?is the best phone that i ever saw in my hole life.i have my nokia N95 but that is a (REVENGE)i wish i could have that tresure!very nice and complete!thx nokia...
I'm not saying that a 2.8 inch display is small. And I wasn't saying that a VGA res on such a screen and on such a device would be useless. But be reasonable. Most applications run on QVGA, including games.
And about the QWERTY keyboard, you said yourself that this phone is not bad without it. But this keyboard is needed for intensive typing (Office, email, messages), which is not N96's purpose (although it is capable). And who needs what? An N96 with QWERTY or a desktop keyboard connected to it ? :)) I guess neither of them.
Don't let my "regressive thinking" stand in the way of your "progress". It will come anyway. But I really want to see your N96 with QWERTY cover your whole face when you make a call.