Nokia has 3 high end phones coming very soon. The first one is midrange Nokia 5800 XpressMusic which will be the very first handset running on the new S60 Touch UI platform (Symbian OS 9.5 S60 3rd Ed. FP3). The second is the flagship touch based Nokia N98 also running the S60 Touch UI and is the very first S60 equipped with a "VGA" display. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Nokia N98 will be announced in London on October 2nd. The third is the 8 megapixel flagship Nokia N97, a slider phone with a rotating camera at the top of the phone. It will be announced in Q1 2009. The odd thing here is N98 will get announced and released prior to N97, a clear indication that Nokia is not after the 8MP race, but they are focusing on their touchscreen phones first.
This phones price should come down very fast in a month. Im guessing around 450-500 USD. Very overprised for a phone with Q1 2008 features being sold in Q4 2008
Ashton, 13 Sep 2008i just got mine a few hours ago with contract from addictedtophones.com total comes to around... moreI paid S$788 , ard ( USD 560 ).
It came with amazing package such as car charger, 2gb micro sd, tv out cable, usb cable, ear piece with adapter, and I got MD4 speakers since I pre ordered it from starhub. Its cool ph definitely, but it hanged a few times especially when u ON accelerometer always. But those software bugs should be fixed by nokia. so, no big deal.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2008a phone with dvb-h hardly sells a lot, be it a flagship or a midrange phone, just like n92 and... morethe main strength of that device was only for DVB-H, this time, a total package.
all-in-one device with a sleek design..
i just got mine a few hours ago with contract from addictedtophones.com total comes to around $750. not too bad I guess. How much did everyone pay?
can anyone tell me how to get voice-guided navigation for free? Or do I have to pay? Do I have to get the internet plan to access the GPS? Sorry, I'm a noob
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2008a phone with dvb-h hardly sells a lot, be it a flagship or a midrange phone, just like n92 and... moreThats a BIG fAt LIE dude dvb-h is sapported in many countries including 3rd world countries in Africa.....get ur facts strait b4 u come n tell us lies.......Im from South Africa and its available Free coz its still in a testing phase yet the cahnnels are Exacly on tym with live tv and Duquet Broad castong....http://www.dvb-h.org
Thats the actual site 4 World wide Dvb-h......More than three countries hav it.....
Im waiting 4 this Phone some1 selling it...im from South Africa
iolo003, 13 Sep 2008This is phone will be the top seller among the new breeds.. and the other brands phone will ha... morea phone with dvb-h hardly sells a lot, be it a flagship or a midrange phone, just like n92 and n77. dvb-h is supported by only 3 countries in the world. even nokia's hometown finland does not support dvb-h.
I got N96 yesterday with contract. So, reasonable price. The ph design is simply cool especially from front. I will write full opinion later. Naviwheel is disabled i think. ANyway, I never used Naviwheel models b4. But for those who own N95/8gb, no need to change this ph unless u concern abt design.
Nokias concern is not other brands, there concern about iPhone and RIM.
its winners vs winners
not winners vs losers
The other brands, may rest in peace c",
This is phone will be the top seller among the new breeds.. and the other brands phone will hate it..
will the market go for 8MP camera or tv and video with a vintage 5MP Carl Zeiss?
tv and video of course! c",
dont compare samsung i8510 innov8 with n96. theyre of different class. samsung innov8 is an all-rounder focusing on camera & music. nokia n96 is also an all-rounder focusing on video & live tv. samsung innov8 has an 8mp camera that gives the best image quality among all camera phones today. it also has the best sound quality among all music phones. while n96's camera is a downgrade from n95's camera. n95 has a focal length of 5.7, n96 has a focal length of only 5.2. and n96's camera has a smaller lens than n95 so it gives worse image quality than n95.
im nokia fan i use now iphonie 16gb and i can wait for N96....my next phone so i will give my iphonie to my 14 yr sister,my don't understand
why people like iphonies very bad phone in my opinion.
its the best phone one should have . only those people are saying it bad who do not know the full specifications of it and they blame it.
n96 is the best & more expensive of nolia brand&battry life is low
I thinks its not a good buy. The best is to wait a couple of weeks - months to have a reasonable price. This has nothing essential over n95 8gig. Rather buy the innov8.
musicphone/n82, 12 Sep 2008nokia will use the design language of n81 to many upcoming phone models. that design concept i... moreyes thats the point. Many ppl complaining abt design. Indeed, this is very cool design.
Phone Freak, 12 Sep 2008N81 Ripoff. Buy this phone and it would look no different then the Nokia N81. come on Nokia wh... morenokia will use the design language of n81 to many upcoming phone models. that design concept is already patented. just like apple's ipod. don't you notice that from ipod shuffle to ipod video, they all have common design pattern? and look at ipod touch, iphone and iphone 3g.. those design concepts are patented and can exclusively be used only by apple. so going back to n96, n96 uses the design language of n81 and dual slide form used first in n95. because all of those design concept are patented by nokia. they will not use it once, but they will use it in many of their phone models. nokia has patented another 2 design concepts: the first one will be used in the rumored 7 or 8mp upcoming n97, a slider with rotating camera on the top of the phone. the second is a triple slider, it slides up and down to reveal the alphanumeric keypad and media keys, it also slides sideway to reveal the qwerty keyboard. watch out for that. search the nokia and symbian blogs if you don't believe.