Neonode products are only available through their online shop and currently aren't available to the US...which is probably for the better! Do not buy this phone. When it come to cell phones, I am really quite a geek, as I will spend hours sifting through the specs, review, manufactures details etc. just to find my 'perfect' phone (which I usually feel the need to replace at less than six month intervals!?!) Although lacking in Bluetooth and in fact infrared, I thought the open-platform software, megapixel camera, upto 1Gb storage and innovative touch-screen technology seemed amazing.
After much anticipation, my N1m finally arrived albeit several days late, but I couldn't wait to turn it on. I must say that I am very impressed by the zForce optical touch-screen, which is incredibly responsive, accurate and easy to use; however, although replacable, scratches very easily. Sound quality on a call is extremely poor -there is far too much bass and the clarity is somewhat muffled, added to which I am constantly told that I sound too quiet. It is almost certainly impossible to use this phone in a noisy environment, least of all because of the inbalance of treble-bass. The 1 megapixel camera is also tuly terrible and features no flash/light source. The supplied USB cable is only approx. 10" long and as a result the handset has to be placed an the floor when connected. Whilst scrolling through the menus and features for the firt time, I noticed an alarm clock option that was not highlighted and for whatever reason is not currently availble on this particular model (this has now been activated in the latest software update -but why was this not already done before being rolled off the production line?!). There is also just the one ring and SMS tone, although adding your own via the USB cable proved very easy. I then started to note that the clock on the main screen display would skip a few hours when closing applications(??) and that sound for the installed game would only play if the media player was opened first. If a contact isn't in your phonebook and you view the call register, it will not always give you the date/time of the call. Then there's the battery life, which is again awful and requires a charge everyday for medium to heavy users, not to mention the screen becoming very hot after just a fifteen minute conversation.
All in all this is not a very practical phone, but I have had many positive commects from people who see the touch-screen abilities of the unit but I have to say I am now selling it on eBay and have bought a Samsung E730 that much better suits my needs and is a highly recommecded phone (unless you want to wait a few more weeks for the LG M4410 -much the same as the afore mentioned Samsung, but with expandable memory). This is all I can think of at 04.00 in the morning and if you have any further questions, please contact me although I think by now you'll have reconsidered the Neonode N1m. Let's wait and see what the proposed N2 model will bring...
Guys this phone looks cool man. But does anybody know any website or something that we can buy it in US. THnx
Mac, I don't have Outlook Express and cannot use the 'email' feature o the forum. If you email myself I can give you more details of where to buy.
I have owned my N1m for about a month now, so if anyone would like an honest review, then leave a message and I'll write one up.
About battery of N1m,It Ok.I do not try play game until battery exhauted,but 2 hour is Ok.
meant to add i found this on another sire ... dont tell GSMarena
The battery integrated is 1400-mAh Li-Ion, it is not removable and that is a minus. Averagely, the device we had worked for 2-3 days in case of 10 minutes of talks a day. The smartphone worked for a day in case of much talks (20-30 minutes a day), an hour working with other applications, 30 minutes of games and two hours of mp3. Thus, using the smartphone actively account on charging it everyday, using less actively will lead to recharging once in 2-3 days. The battery life is average.
has anyone noticed that you hold the phone "backwards" when talking so that the screen is facing out.
like the idea little more room for the screen and not wasting room on a speaker.
second it is a bit wide at 52mm nearly as wide as the V3 which i dont like. it looks out of proportion.
but saying that if i had €520 spare i defiantly would
No, there is no Bluetooth and no infrared ( as stated in GSM Arena's specifications). The rumoured N2 should have at least one of these -available Q4 2005??
just wondering if this phone has bluetooth does anybody know please let me know.
its a top phone cos better battery then last time but so small what it does if any one whats one, go for it its cool
N1m Is one of the Best Fabulous and Fantastic Design with Unique Feature Mobile . No Mobile from Nokia and Sony Ericsion can Compete with it . It is Simply Marvelous and Great .
Well, this is the most Smart and Beautifully featured set that i have ever Known, With 1 mega Pixel Camera and would your believe just 94 Gram in weight .
i really love this Phone and recommend it too,
Hi ,i am using N1m , it is simply Brilliant . The More i used it the more i Love it . It i so so Unique and Hitech .
Hi , i am using my N1m , and this is some thing so special and Unique . I have never seen any set with such Unique Features . No set of Nokia and Sony Ericssion can compete it .
Hi , i have just received this N1m , and i tell you this is some thing so unique and outstanding set . I never saw such an amazing and Future Tech set in my all life , N1m is just just just Faboulous and Beautiful . I think Nokia and Sony Ericssion cannot Compete with this set . Thanx Neonode. You have done a Brilliant Job.Good Luck.