Nokia has not set the release date, but it _should_ be out soon. It probably will be available in a few weeks (there are rumors that it'll be out next week).
Now $1100 seems a bit high... I mean, sites are taking pre-orders for $800: check out http://www.mobilecityonline.com/wireless/store/productdetail.asp?productid=22047&refid=froogle&utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_term=E90&utm_campaign=froogle , and this is first google result, so it could probably be found for less than that...
Other thing I don't understand why people care about is availability in this country or that country... Once it's out anywhere, you'll be able to buy it online. Unless you want it with contract for cheap, but that depends on the carrier, not the country.
After speaking with owners of the N95 and reading various fora, it is obvious that there is something wrong with the China-made N95s. There is a serious lack of quality control. I wish Nokia would stop making phones in China because they produce an alarming number of faulty phones.
Just because it's made in China, it doesn't necessarily mean it'll be bad. Don't get me wrong, I do agree that most the stuff coming from China is crap, but it still depends on who makes it. Wait until it's out, and then we'll see...
As for videos on youtube... It's just the flash player that's needed, and the current version for mobiles apparently doesn't support FLV video. But Flash Lite 3 should be out soon, and it will support it. Meanwhile, if you _really_ need to play those videos, you can always just route them through your home PC, transcoding to whatever formats are supported on your phone...
Thor: if you can write a flash player on your spare time, in C++, for the phone (non-i386) running at ~300MHz, with no specs for the format, kudos to you! :)
Well as far as youtube and other thing like that are concerned.. This all depends on the browser and i very much believe there will be a 3-rd party browser made that will suppoprt features like that. becouse there really is nothing preventing it from doing that. I am learnin C++ and if noone will attemt to make this i will be good enough to make such programs in abaut a year. I really can not seee why programmers at my-symbian would do that just jet...
basically better than the previous communicators simply it's the best..
WHY when u'd like to see a video or listening to a music in the net through let's say like N95 you cannot like you cannot watch a video in youtube ???
is't still the same in the E90
Guys,guys,guys..bottom line is as long as it's made in China the phone will have hell of a lot of problems.Anyone agrees with me?
According to my-symbian.com review, phone can't be charged through USB, GPS is the same as in N95, and the testing unit did not have fax support (but this is just software feature, so it might still be implemented by Nokia or 3rd party).
Can we charge the E90 through USB
I know its NOT possible in N95
I would like to know if the GPS system of the E90 and the N95 are the same Functionally and what type of GPS is used. Nokia nowere describe this function on the E90 phone. If somone know please inform me, and for the wise cracks please dont thumb suck! Facts please
No it does not have touch screen. It has to be operated using key pad....like other nokia phones of S60 or S90 series.
so expensive, cost more then $1000 usd,
the phone is not stable, software issue, i don't recomended to buy this i better of buying PDA or etc
Please forgive my total and utter ignorance. Does this device have touch screen?
Mmmm....i-mate 7150 looks tasty. Great screen resolution. Yet the camera and video recording are underpowered. I-mate should realise that business and pleasure are synergists. E-90 appears to have it all. I hope the Qwerty keypad is as tactile as the N93's and the operating system is stable. I am seriously saving because I am buying both devices (i-mate 7150 and Nokia E-90). It is the only way I can get intimate and understand the improvements on mini-computers of mid-2007.
Phone should be available in mid June for around $800 USD unlocked. Some sites are already taking pre-orders, so you can check with them to confirm stock date.
As for this versus i-mate ultimate, it's too early to decide. Last time I checked, i-mate didn't even have a prototype in public, while E90 is almost out and is getting some good reviews so far... But looking at the specs, the only thing better in i-mate is the touchscreen and screen resolution (just marginally). Faster CPU probably won't make any difference (except draining battery) since the phone is running WM6...
Things better in E90: camera, gps, OS, battery life (most likely) and probably build quality. Also, I doubt i-mate will have a full functioning external display.
So yeah, I second E90, unless i-mate comes out much cheaper.
If you have read the review on symbian you would see that there is exel editing capability, but in this prototype the reviewer said it is quite hard to actually write the whole exel document, so i gues it is usefull for making smoe correction or viewing exel files.
As for the one asking comparison to I-mate 7150; the main difference i think is that I-mate is PDA/laptop with phone, while E90 is phone with PDA/laptop. I-mate is bigger (width is more importatn for pocketing issues) and have camera only usefull for videocalls, not fro making photos. And also it has Windows mobile what means many things; the battery life will be twice less than on E90, it will be a small amaunt faster and have a littel more aplication.
I-mate i think can be used only as laptop/PDA, becouse the battery life on Windows mobile is not suitable for phone. I would deffently go for nokia E90, but you choice if you like microsoft applications to work on you PDA..