Announced February 2008 and still not out what is going on at Nokia.
The iPhone 3G was Announced June 2008 and was out July 11 2008.
Rave_zzz, 08 Aug 2008I always wonder why Nokia call this phone N96, why don't they just call it N81 16GB... This ph... moreDude ur wrong it dose deserv the N9# tytle in specs it jst lyk the N95 8gb bt with 16 gig DVB-H TV..... AM MEMORY CARD SLOT.....NO IR-INFRARED.......vga video call camera......
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970My african bro......u cn only gt the phones 4 that much..only by some great miricle........come 2 South i cn gt u the N95 4 R3 000.....in South Africa
I always wonder why Nokia call this phone N96, why don't they just call it N81 16GB... This phone has very little difference with the N81, it doesn't deserve to be named N9x it's only name for the high end line up of Nseries!!
Andy Burgin, 07 Aug 2008Nokias got to be really worried about the sales of the N96 its taken them that long to get it ... moreDude clearly u dnt knw the facts about battery life....ppl who complain about bettery life in Nokia is becouse they dnt close the applications ....they leav them runing in the background....thats wat eats up the batery...Nokia Makes the best betteries in the mobile industry.....
Andy Burgin, 07 Aug 2008Nokias got to be really worried about the sales of the N96 its taken them that long to get it ... morei think it's common sense now in the part of the consumer if they still want to for n96 knowing its repeated cons and very wrong timing release date-...
Nokias got to be really worried about the sales of the N96 its taken them that long to get it prepared an ready for release but Nokia didn"t realize because they started the boom with the 5 mega-pixel camera mobiles someone jumped in front of them an produced to good Quality 8 mega-pixel camera mobiles that will easily out sell the N96,i was hoping to see the N96 in August but its took Nokia that long to get the N96 ready for release in October,an one other thing Nokia did not think about is people being worried about the battery they have put on the N96 after there N95 experience so alot of people will also be checking the N96 Reviews about the batterylife on the N96 an will it last as long as Nokia are hoping for,the i8510 as a 1200mah battery on it an thats very good thinking from Samsung but Nokia never seem to bothered about batterylifes on there mobiles as they put loads of functions on there mobiles put you can not use them as your battery get drained out that quick
Anonymous, 07 Aug 2008This is probably the phone that will never get to see daylight. It's already outdated even be... moreN96 is wat i realy...want.......
bt with a few Additions......
1) 4x Zoom.
2) infrared....4 my universal remote.
3)Longer play back tyms....music and video
4)advanced 3D graphics acelerator
Few things i cn liv with out Digital Video Broardcasting -handheld TV........i dnt even watch tv.......
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Dude wat has nokia done.......y windows.......i h8 windows....its limiting....not much apps available........this phone is wat i realy want.....bt jst coz its gt windows i wont gt it......
im a symbian freek....been 1 since 6600......i h8 windows!!!!!
This is probably the phone that will never get to see daylight. It's already outdated even before it gets released. A true waste of time and money.
When is this phone comin out dudes? been waitin ages, i should have already upgraded, my n95 is nakered, desperately needing new phone and want THIS one :).. hurry nokia.
Evidence. The 950 mah battery of the n95/96 can be replaced with the 1200mah battery of the n95 8gb or n78.
Also check out the nokia 6210 navigator review at smape.com. It says the same thing.
Quote, "An easter egg to crown the story: a battery extracted from a Nokia 78 (BL-6F, 1200 mAh) worked for 6210 Navigator just well, even the battery cover fits (contrary to all expectations)".
Battery problem solved.
nokia is too slow nowadays just like n95 too slow...but still hoping that nokia will bring another king just like n95 8gb....
pipol just buy SE c905...you wont regret its camera function and great quality pictures.... samsung i8510 is just like an iphone equip with a lot of features but useless to all features except for audio & video player....
i was impressed with the n82 black... lmao this is just an ugly monster in comparision.. lol!!
Serious issues with the battery of this phone compared to competition. Infact, even compared to N95 8GB thats a big differance.
Also no speaker phone. Thats going way backwards for a multimedia phone.
Only bonus is that is it is a little thinner than the 8GB.
Value wise, have to question this one.