He boys, I am not a real Nokia fan, but I do not understand people we breaking down this mobile to the bottom. N96 and Samsung inov8 are the best mobiles on this moment, and I expect they will be that during the next 6 months as well.
it does not have fm transmitter. it does not have naviwheel either, only the breathing effect but not the actual touch sensitive naviwheel. it records video in cif 352x288 pixels resolution at 15fps at maximum, not vga 640x480 px at 30fps. that is as of the current v10 firmware. let's see if the next firmware will enable the naviwheel, if there is a hardware for that one, and the vga @ 30fps video recording, if the processor can do that task. but this phone clearly has no fm transmitter because there's it lacks the necessary hardware for such function. but one thing is for sure, this phone ships with an unfinished firmware when you buy it!
don worry people this is the early fw, man i bought the N73 when it just came out and its fw was really buggy it would hang and crash like every other minute....look at it now, its great, samething with N95...the N95 became stable over time, its speed and picture quality where not that great when it came but now its almost perfect the same with N96 it will improve over time and hopefully nokia have learned alot form N73 and N95! later homies!!!!!!!
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2008does this fone have fm transmitter.n96 has no fm transmitter. n78, n79 and n85 have fm transmitter.
This device is great solution for those who specifically require video and TV on a mobile. Otherwise, there are other excellent options within the Nokia N and E series depending on preferences. With such great choice and technology on board why anyone would spend over 50% more on a low spec device like the Carbon arte and some so called exclusive handsets is anyone's guess. As far as the Nokia N96 is concerned two models will be regarded as worthy alternatives: N85 and fellow Symbian based Samsumg i8515. However, I genuinely feel that the N96 will sell modestly well particularly after price corrections in Q2 2009.
well the uk have these now (carphoneWhouse) and the box says thay are made in finland and had a go with one and very nice but the battery was a downgrade from the n95 8gb version dont know why nokia have done this
Anonymous, 01 Jan 19705800 and N85 is not available yet. So, how can u buy them? We dun even know how expensive or cheap. N96 software is unstable. I dun knoe abt the other two. And I will stick with N96 untill nokia release touch base N series flag ship.
dude, 06 Oct 2008it is final. there is no n96 finland made. all units are made in china.Yup, everything is made in China, so, if you buy a product, you not only buy the good, but you also buy it's name. In Nokia case, the name "Nokia" that make this phone expensive. I guess, we all knew that.
currently the worst s60 phone for me. I dont know why Nokia is always doing this N81 design on Nseries phones instead they should make better one. N95 8GB is much better in design only that it featured s60 FP1 but is still better.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2008what do you mean buy N96 made in china and N96 made in finland? i live in KSA too what differe... morethey are telling me that china made are in low quality. i dont know if that is true. well, i think nokia will not sacrifice their name and quality if the unit will suffer from a negative performance. i'm planning to buy one this month but i'm having a second thought if i'll get the china made or wait till the finland made comes out here in saudi
nokia_collector, 05 Oct 2008hi to all Nokia user, the price in saudia arabia for N96 is around 1000$,, why this hi price, ... morelikewise, coming here. that is also my sentiments. if it is from china, it must be sold in a lower price. is there a finland made unit here in saudi? coz all my friends unit were all china made.
maybe u ppl dont understand wat Nokia is doin, maybe they have released this phone just to get ppl busy with, when they r probably working on a much better phone who knows, n i think Nokia has all the shares in the market not from the expensive phone they make, but from the mid range phones like the 5800 xpress music n many others, so just shud give nokia a lil bit of time n than we'll understand y they released this phone, n wat they goin to release next. i hope they wont let me down.
kelly, 06 Oct 2008so are the maps pre-installed or not? it just says a gps function.its depends where you bought the phone, but generally it never has the map you want, using the cd that you got with it install the maps application...from that you can add which ever map you want...later homie!
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2008ya you can get a n96 (made in Finland) in ksa but its costlier than n96 made in china what do you mean buy N96 made in china and N96 made in finland? i live in KSA too what differences are in the china made N96 and Finland made N96, both are real right? cause that must for a china clone is not possiable