Nokia is one month late in releasing this phone, Samsung innov8 is already out. In my opinion the N96 looks kind of wide, I'd prefer N85 over this phone any day.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2008HTC better than Xperia :o Never. I bought HTC touch cruise for 800 euro and i realy regret it... moreNo way man. Japanese technology has fallen back now. I would prefer Korean tech over the Jap anyday. Japanese phones USE Korean patented technology
errr it's a Dual ARM 9 264 MHz CPU, which is slightly more multi threading.... that mean program like msnlive and opera still runs well while listening to mp3 in the background, rather then old 333mhz that will choke when u open opera when runing mp3 in background... :) and 5mp is more then enough...
too late aready N96..now SAMSUNG is the better!this real,all my customer aready choose their smart chose!
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2008I have to agree with GSM arena. This phone should have been released in june. I have a N95 8GB... moreAsk anyone in the AU industry, Samsung has the lowest FFR of any phone maker... and I've worked for both Nokia and Samsung so I would know...
WizzX, 04 Sep 2008I can't see myself buying this over the Samsung Omnia.. sorry. A very good phone but it took ... moregood luck. i hope you can install themes, applications and games on ur samsung omnia. :)
I can't see myself buying this over the Samsung Omnia.. sorry. A very good phone but it took 2 long to be release and is 2 much 2 similar to the n95/n95 8gb.
The omnia far surpasses this am sorry... am a nokia fan but i'll consede defeat when defeated
mhgj, 03 Sep 2008is this suppouse to be competition for the innov8?n96 is not supposed to compete w/ innov8, because in price and functionality, theyre of the different class. innov8 is the most expensive symbian smartphone to date, 50% more expensive than nokia's most expensive smartphone, the n96.
nick, 03 Sep 2008probably the 2nd best phone you can buy. better all get the innov8very few people can buy innov8, why? because its price is 50% higher than the already expensive. innov8 is a phone that a lot of people love to talk about, but very few people will buy. even if i had the money right now to buy innov8, i would not buy it.
Sameer..., 03 Sep 2008Bro grow up...
Accept the fact...
Nokia was good but now they are busying in producing a u... moren96 is made not for n95 8gb users already. n96 is an alternative to n95 8gb, an improvement. its target market is people who never owned an n95, n95 8gb before. why nokia isnt creating a 8mp phone? because its too soon.
people nowadays as i observe are more fond of more megapixels in a camera phone. come on, image quality should come first before the megapixel count. you dont want to buy an 8mp cameraphone with worse image quality than a 5mp n82, right?
roosevelt, 03 Sep 2008why did nokia wait so late to release this phone? tried to wait but ended up buying the 16g ap... moreif you bought apple iphone 3g 16gb because you could not wait for n96's market release, well, all i can say is, better things come to those who wait. :)
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2008good device bu there r 3 things that sould have been ipmroved : 1) they have downgraded(264mhz... moreits not a downgrade. n96 uses a different processor. its a nomadik stn8815 dual cpu manufactured by stmicroelectronics. the benefits of this processor are high sound quality, better video processing algorithm and lower battery consumption. its 950mah battery will last even longer than n95 and n82 because its processor consumes less power.
nokia is so damn slow. They should release an UPDATED american version of the N96. Ex. there should be an ATSC tv tuner, as DVB-H is not available in the USA.
it's 2 cool and sexy mobile.
But nokia where is your pantant 8 to 10 m,p.window's steel in steel mobile 60 G.b with extend memory card.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2008Reply to Why Nokia holds 40% market share of the world.
Because Nokia has the biggest portf... moreWhen you said "They cater for everyone", does that include:
- users who look for touchscreen device?
- users who look for touchscreen device running on 3G?
- users who look for touchscreen device costing around USD$200?
- users who look for dual SIM capability?
- users who look for multi-network capability (GSM + CDMA)?
DVB-H is the european standard for mobile handheld tv. it is also available here in Morocco. it works really fine on the N77.
Dani, 03 Sep 2008Yes you can buy it from the UK and then ship it to India
but thats abit of a long process
... moreN96 was first launched in India around 21st august.
Just when iphone was launched in india.
They have kept N96 price slightly lower than 16GB iphone 3G.
In india iphone 3G costs about 36,000 INR means around 830USD which is too much. N96 has been priced at 800USD