Nokias got to be really angry with themselves wasteing so much time an money producing the N96 but now will it be worth its true value as Nokias got to really drop the price of the N96 to make it compete with the i8510 or the C905,loads were dying to get the N96 but people nowdays can"t through money away that easy so will be waiting to see Nokias reaction to others releasing a 8 mega-pixel camera before them an trailing behind them this time,i would to find out why as it taken Nokia 8 months to get the N96 ready for release an there excuses why it took them that long
Anonymous, 12 Aug 2008hello guys its unfair the samsung i8510 is more expensive than nokia n96 bcoz it has optical m... morei doubt any samsung toy phone will ever retail at £699.99 sim free!! U can buy a 42 inch samsung plasma tv for that!!
hello guys its unfair the samsung i8510 is more expensive than nokia n96 bcoz it has optical mouse and have 8mp camera?and the nokia n96 i only 5mp,they should make the nokia n96 more expensive than htc touch pro and i8510 because it has more feature than that phones.tnx
The Godfather Innit , 12 Aug 2008This handset offers a lot more and 5 mega pixel camera is still of great quality. Who really n... morethats cr@p if 8mp was pointless they wouldnt b made neither would digi cameras that are 10mp plus... Also all this cr@p was said when 5mp replaced 3.2 i still have 3mp phone and my 8gb n95 takes lot better pics so less of 8mp is pointless
This handset offers a lot more and 5 mega pixel camera is still of great quality. Who really needs anything better than 5mp?
n96, 12 Aug 2008i think maybe t-mobile, orange or fone4u other carphonewareits not worth amount it gonna cost tho £294.99 for phone on £35 18 mth contract with t-mobile especially when 8mp phone gonna b available in a few months time
anon, 12 Aug 2008is out in september no exact release date but setember some timeseptember for n96 or 8mp?? Vodafone say n96 def not gonna b available with them til end of november? Who gonna have it first? Cos i know o2 are not stocking this phone and dont think anyone gonna pay £294.99 for the phone on 18mth contract like t-mobile are offering
Anonymous, 12 Aug 2008It not been released here in the UK but it’s on the Vodafone website as coming soon. Here’s t... morespoke to vodafone this morning and they say it not going to be available til end of november by this time nokias flagship 8mp phone will b set to launch i honestly can not see the point in nokia releasing this phone i will stay with my 8gb n95 til 8mp arrives
It not been released here in the UK but it’s on the Vodafone website as coming soon.
Here’s the link.
I've been waiting for this phone for a long time now!!!! Since the time of its announcement last February but until now that apple have released i phone 3g a month ago, nokia n96 is still due for release i have decided not to buy it anymore. i think samsung i850 is better than n96. Nokia should not let people wait for along time coz its a bad marketing strategy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kenzo, 12 Aug 2008ok.......bt i hav 2 problems with the n96
y didnt thy add an optical zoom .....4x
n y remov... moreok.......bt i hav 2 problems with the n96
y didnt thy add an optical zoom .....4x
n y remove the IR
I honestly do not know why Nokia decided to exclude optical zoom and infrared red (ir). My best guess regarding optical zoom would be overall pricing for the consumer and possible profit loss for Nokia.
Marketing is very complex. It's not as simple as add feature, introduce device into consumer market, like most believe. When considering possible features of a device, two main factors are considered, production cost and returned revenue. Optical zoom requires additional moving mechanical parts, which requires extended labor, which results in an increase in production cost. Given the stated facts, obviously the cost for consumers will be high. Now if the device fails to overturn production costs for whatever reason (cost, lack of popularity, defects, etc), Nokia quarterly profits will drop. No company wants that. Thus why certain features are omitted. I'm sure many other unmentioned factors, strategies, and plans goes into finally deciding what goes into the final product.
As for infrared red, bluetooth is replacing the usage of ir. Bluetooth excels infrared red in almost, if not in all fields. Now with more upcoming advancements in bluetooth, ir seems pointless.