well looks like the dude that wrote that long article is right... it IS an INNOVATION. How much could it cost? And in which month would it be released?
It appears to be an improvement over 95, hopefully, the battery life will be much better than my N95, Nokia really put those of us that purchased the N95 out to dry. SHAME on NOKIA!
Selling that high priced phone with such a terrible battery life, and doing nothing for us.
I will certainly consider the N96 as my next phone, but only after Nokia proves a reasonable battery life.
Nokia will definitely loose their fan if they don’t switch to windows mobile.
From reading the article it says the dual high capacitor led flash are weak even when compared to a crappy xenon flash.
The xenon flash from a SE K750 delivers 37 lux in light energy which is far superior then the dual led ranging from 5.3 lux to 21.4 lux. if you look at peak power, the xenon flash from the K750 is 370,000 lux compared to the dual led at 349 lux. wow that's pretty sad.
ying you're right there all getting fooled nokia and other companies are taking advantage of comsumers
half the time people don't realise what their buying anymore thay look at it's a upgrade and show off saying ive got the new nokia for which don't make any different to the past phones
many people waste their money on buying the latest mobile phones while thay collect there consumers money and laurh there heads off it's all about gimmicks and worser hardware cheaper plastics and cheaper boards
To everyone regarding the Nokia N96.
Still there are many ignorant to what Nokia has presented in the Nokia N96. I have posted many articles regarding the device's specifics and provided much detail on them. Maybe you all didn't read them due to the articles being scattered or just chose to ignore them. I'm going to combine all here in this final post about the device.
All arguments are welcome.
First and foremost, the Nokia N96 IS the upgrade of the incredible Nokia N95. More specifically the Nokia N95 8gb. The Nokia N95-1 major issues were confronted and solved by the Nokia N95 8gb. To many that was enough but to the true dedicated N-Series fan, it wasn't, and Nokia felt the same. Don't misunderstand. The Nokia N95-1 and 8gb version are both incredible, but (I truly believe a lot of people forgot this) Nokia is all about INNOVATION. Thus the Nokia N96. Sure. Nokia's N96 concept could of followed every other mobile phone company's approach and slapped in touch screen, xenon flash, etc, but would separate them from everyone else? Instead Nokia took the N95 8gb and improved it. Their main aim was OPTIMIZATION.
Concerning the comparison of the Apple Iphone and the Nokia N96 is utterly ridiculous. The two phones are total opposites: specs, O.S., functions, build, etc. This phone IS NOT in anyway way an "Iphone killer" or "the answer to Apple's Iphone" so please stop. Nokia has an answer to the Iphone and its followers (basically every phone with a touch screen now) called the S60 Touch UI. Nokia is mastering their tactile feedback touch screen which will completely change the user experience. Here's an article with a further details.
Here's a video.
Probably the most discussed hardware on the Nokia N96 is its flash. The Nokia N96 uses dual high-current LEDs, which GREATLY differ from the low end LEDs the N95 offered. "Why not xenon?" is the most asked question. Here's the article I introduced on gsmarena.com that started the dispute xenon vs high-current LEDs. I suggest you all read it.
LEDs with a super capacitor has many advantages over Xenon. The light energy generated by LED flash exceeds most xenon flashes. With super capacitor-based LED Flash comparable to xenon in light energy, other attributes of the super capacitor solution make this more attractive for use in mobile phones, most notably the thin form factor which enables a flash unit < 2mm thick. In other words, you get smaller phones in form due to the lack of space needed to accommodate the large electrolytic storage capacitor for xenon.
Pay close attention to this...In addition, unlike the electrolytic storage capacitor for xenon, the super capacitor can offload demands from the battery and handle all mobile-phone functions that need peak power - wireless voice and data, GPS readings, digital video, music and TV - improving talk time, battery life and audio quality. Translation. Your phone performs better while consuming much less energy from the battery.
In addition to all mentioned above, here's a video of the product manager of the Nokia N96 at Mobile World Congress showing a demo of the LED brightness.
Speaking of batteries, the most concerning issue on the Nokia N96 is the small 950mah battery. Many have posted that Nokia is "going backwards" and "haven't learned" from their mistake. Let's analyze that.
But before I do, I'm going to correct this misconception of "BIGGER is BETTER" in batteries. The "mAh" rating is similar to "gallons of fuel" for an internal combustion engine. The rating is used to find the duration of a battery pack given a CERTAIN DRAW. Therefore, the EFFICIENCY of a battery is different at different discharge rates aka usages. When discharging at low rate, the battery's energy is delivered more efficiently than at higher discharge rates. Installing batteries with different mAh ratings WILL NOT AFFECT the operation of a device rated for a specific voltage UNLESS the load limits of the battery are exceeded.
Nokia realized that the software, they first release on the N95 was draining the battery quickly. They presented a solution with the software upgraded to V.20.0.015. The menu layout was changed and the result was the battery lasting 2 days. In conclusion, Nokia HAVE learned from the N95 mistake.
"Why not stay with the 1200mah or higher battery?" you ask. Here's a video of the product manager explaining why.
The Nokia N96 product manager says that bigger battery means bigger device. It was more important to keep the device comfortable to hold. He also claims that software optimizations (there goes that word again) were attributed to the Nokia N96 to make it more efficient. Don't forget this device is running of the S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2.
In conclusion, Nokia developed the N96 to be as efficient as possible on the battery. Thus the super capacitor, the high current LEDS, and the software optimization.
Last topic, the design of the Nokia N96. The phone's dimensions are relatively the same to the Nokia N80 (go compare). The device also offers two dedicated media keys. Both were installed to accommodate the slid position of the device. Review the sample photos.
I surely hope i cleared up a lot of issues dealing with the Nokia N96.
A lot of companies have lost themselves in this "phone war" and forgot the true definition of world leading technology. Any old phone company can slap the latest and greatest piece of hardware in their device and call themselves the best.
AS for the ones saying Nokia sucks, let me ask you something. If Nokia sucks so much, why are your precious phone companies being licensed to Nokia's own S60 platform. Furthermore, why are they being licensed to a mobile platform period. If they are the best, shouldn't it be the other way around? What new ground shaking technology are they offering? Like i said, it takes more than hardware to be the best.
thea, how in a world you can even compare Samsung i450 and Nokia N96?! 5mp vs 2mp screen is a lot bigger & better, integrated GPS, 16GB and much more.
i think its far the best mobile of nokia. only problem:battery life. but you can't have everything you want. if this mobile is so good imagine N97. i can't wait. i want to buy it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not in the Q3. why so long nokia? why??????????? I WANT TO BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS SIMPLY THE BEST. DONT SAY YES TO SONY ERICSSON AND XPERIA X1. NOKIA FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would really love this gsm if it have proximity sensor like iPhone uniqueness.
how is it the samsung i450 cooler than this phone ? i dont even see one lil thing that make it better than this n96 ? u must be out of your mind , a phone with no wifi , 2.o megapixel considering better than this phone ? u was just wasting my time for looking at the samsung i450
This phone seems to have good specs, but no good battery power, i have used the n95 which had a poor battery life. I probably believe this handset would also raise up with complaints related to battery life. Check and buy. N95 8gb is a better choice as it has a good battery life, i am using it now and have no issue's at all.
I use Nokia from a seven years ago, my opinion Nokia is the best I try the Mobile iPhone there is a big difference between. Copy & paste is very important in the Mobile.
Up to 3 h 40 min talk time???? You're kidding!! A couple of pics, one 2min vid and one call and you're out of battery... No matter how fantastic the specs are, this is a BIG drawback!!! This is as lame as the first N95! Believe me, I know, cause I HAD one!!!
Nokia should realise that making such phones is not a big deal unless and untill repair services under warrenty period are improved. Who would like to pay thousands for leaving the mobile for months in nokia care. Nokia should first improve its after sales services to support the survival of its delicate handsets otherwise no use of making such nice phones when any customer feels insecure after buying its handsets.