hey guys, i just checked the nokia website for the US and it says that the Nokia N90 DOES have "vibrating alert"!!! here's the site:
scroll down to "Specifications" it says, "Internal antenna and vibrating alert"
I will get it immediately once it launches in Singapore (I'm Singaporean) which could be anytime now as of 15th July.
I'm getting a little impatient over this phone's launch. =)
no optical.. only sharp that has 2xoptical zoom, sharp has better LCD quality than this.. trust mel... you can compare by your self..
Some facts about 3G phones -
Dual support - 2.5G and 3G (Phone will detect available network and adapt accordingly)
3G capabilities - All 3G capable phones will have a universal connection speed of 384kbps
2.5G capabilities - 3G phones will switch to GPRS or EGPRS when WCDMA is not detectable.
It could be a mistake made by the editors from gsmarena.com in the case of N90 but it is put down as 284kpbs under data (EDGE) because in this case it is referred to as GRPS. EDGE and EGPRS are the same.
When WCDMA coverage is detected, the phone will automatically adapt to 384kbps bandwidth.
As for the video, the prototype definitely showed some laggy video footage but definitely NOT grainy. It was caused due to the internal software which would and have most likely been corrected. (Delay of the phone is due to camera technicalities). Quality of video is good even in full screen on my 12.1 inch laptop.
For everyone here intending to get the phone, you can wait for my review once i get the phone on the first day of launch.
EDGE speed is mentioned there for the 2.5G Sim cards. When in a 3G network, the default speed is that of UMTS 386 Kbps.
I know bout the speed for EDGE and UMTS .. but my question before is why N90 data speed is 236.8 kbps? if that phone is in the coverage UMTS , it will run at 384kbps or 236.8kbps? if it is 384kbps, why in the spec. they stated 236.8 (EDGE)? why not just put Data speed 384kbps same as z800i SE?
So, only video possibilities are still to tell about. The format is 3GP and the frequency forms 15 frames/minute, the max resolution is 352x288 pixels. In the max resolution and quality the pictures is ragged, video is not of a good quality. And no improvements are foreseen. The examples of Nokia video also show all the possibilities are impossible to drag out. During video recording 8x zoom works.
The 2 MP camera possibilities of the N90 are quite good. The picture quality is one of the best on the market and there are not many models. The direct comparison with the Sony Ericsson K750 shows better detail processing in case of the last device but worse work in a close distance. The presence of glass optics by Carl Zeiss is more a marketing measure than a necessity. As for me, the optics doesn't improve the picture quality cardinally.
Changing the interface to the one with clearer icons and fast mode switch is a significant step forward especially against a background of the previous devices. Video recording remains low-priority function, phone productivity is not enough for qualitative data flow encoding. Some improvements in this field will be observed only in autumn next year.
XpressPrint is an interesting function to mention. A photo may be sent to an HP printer and it will be printed in no time. The printing quality is not bad, rather appropriate for a 10x14 cm homemade photo. By the way, the printed photos by ?750 and N90 do not differ greatly which is opposite to viewing on a PC screen. I'll remind even unclear photos look perfect on the N90's screen due to the screen possibilities.
The Sony Ericsson K750 and Nokia N90 are of great interest as the first representatives of the 2MP cameraphones and what is the main they are curious to compare. Only cameras may be compared in these models. All the rest characteristics are much different and the devices belong to different price segments. As for such characteristics as size and camera possibilities the N90 belongs to the Sony Ericsson S700 class. Nokia developers took well-taken solutions of the model and, particularly, the interface organization.
Considering Nokia attempts of launching new solutions as soon as possible the N90 will go under this concept. No picture quality improvements will happen despite the hopes of many brand worshipers (but if it happens, it will be those statistic 5 percents). Why to improve quite a deserving quality that is the maximum for today?
its launched in M'sia on 9Jul if i'm not wrong.saw it in One utama lauching road show.it cost ~RM3088
July 15 will be Asia. EU side will be approx 2 weeks after launch in Asia.
To Joehanz, EDGE at 236kbps is NOT UMTS. The phone will select EDGE connection when UMTS is not available. UMTS is WCDMA 2100 as a global standard and its' data speed is @ 384kbps.
Only in Japan where 4G is available then connection speeds @ 1mpbs are made possible.
Batt life in mobile-review.com's review was said to be one day because of the phone's constant restarting.
That's the main reason for the delay of the phone as the developers had to improve the software and prevent it from getting restarted all the time.
You can try it on your series 60 phone. Try swtiching it on and off for 10 times a day. The batt will be completely flat before you know it.
I'm a phone collector so I kinda know these stuff. N90 will be my 20th phone! Cannot wait.
I will post a summarized review on my own online blog @ www.kel88blogspot.com so be sure to check it out!
i think this is a great phone it has basically all the features a phone can have; people are winning about the battery life all the time, i charge my phone very day i just have the charger by my bed and plug it in every night before i go to bed. and if u are a bisiness man have one of those car charger things and it wont go dead, and if worst comes to worst just by one of nokias super special batteries that last for ever, or do what my friend does and have to batteries so when one goes dead put the other one in.!!!!!!!