N96 will be a huge flop. There's nothing new with this phone. I mean, even a 2-year old N95 is better than this. It doesn't even have a 3D graphics chip and the processor is going backwards, ARM 9?!? The only thing that it does that N95 cannot do is DVB-H. But even N95 8GB is better than this. Who will buy N96? People who will be misled! I'd rather buy a N95-1 and also buy 2 8Gb cards than buy N96 if I want 16Gb in a phone! Much better and much cheaper! Because I can't think of any reason why I should get the N96 rather than any of the N95 variants! Will I get this phone for DVB-H? No! Will I get it for 5Mp? Absolutely no! I'll go for N82 rather or even N95 or 6220c. Will I get N96 because of 16Gb? No way! I'd rather buy three 8Gb cards or a 16Gb card for my N95!
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2008I would love to see a Nokia N96 versus Samsung i8510 INNOV8 review/article. That would be cool... moreI think so. innovate and C905 are direct rivals...
and for me innovate will eat the whole of C905
samsung i8510 innov8 or the i900 omnia or this n96 . I thought i was going to buy nokia but after searching. I am lost.
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2008
i just learned that nokia n96 does not have the 3D graphics accelerator which is used by fla... morecorrect, if you want to offer a device with a fare price, something has to gave in.
unfortunately with N96 being offered with the same price bracket that of N95 8gb, $480, they have to drop the 3D to gave way to DVB-H
quite fare thou
i just learned that nokia n96 does not have the 3D graphics accelerator which is used by flagship nseries phones like n93, n95 & n82. a big step backward! i'm glad samsung innov8 i8510 did not go the same path and include the 3D graphics engine in it.
Its called marketing strategy!
They have found out thru market research that 8MP is not a hype among majority of regular buyers and there targeting their products to this majority of users not only to the few.
Nokia will come out with other innovations other than camera where it has reached focal point.
I do predict they will continue their market leadership because of this smart moves.
nokia r the best and will remain the best let s/e and samsung rush there 8mp plastic camera phones out and let nokia sweep them up off the floor! If there was a market at this moment in time nokia would have released a 8mp by now! Nokia will hold back and learn from mistakes/faults from s-e and samsung and will yet again release not the best but thee very best! U have been warned!
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2008 Ok. I'll be the judge. First off, i've been searching for the best phone overall and yes, th... moreDon't you worry about Nokia getting boring or oversaturating their 5 mpx cameraphone offer. They will come with innovation, for sure, as it always has.
And don't worry that they're falling behind with no 8 mpx cameraphones. They will blow up Samsung's super-duper-feature-packed i8510 to dust. I'm confident about that. And I don't consider myself a Nokia fanatic. To be honest, i8510 is a truly... brilliant all-in-one device, *but* a Nokia response will come eventually. The true competition is all that matters, and I'd love to see and discuss it when the time comes.
when wud diz fone be realeased we are tired of waiting diz fone is de bomb from nokia..yal digg!!
Yes, Nokia is getting boring nowadays. They're copying their very own phones. N78 and N96 copied N81's design. N82 and N96 copied N95's features only in a different casing. I wonder what N79 and N85 has in store. Rumor has it that N79 and N85 have the same 5MP camera like N95. If that's true, there will 6 Nseries phones and 1 4-digit Nokia phone model that have 5MP camera, a total of 7 5Mp Nokia cameraphones. That's getting boring, you know. What's happening to Nokia?
I would love to see a Nokia N96 versus Samsung i8510 INNOV8 review/article. That would be cool. But I don't think N96 is the direct rival of i8510. It could be SE C905 but C905 is not a smartphone and only has 8MP camera but the rest of the features are already outdated. So it only means Samsung i8510 INNOV8 doesn't have any direct rival at the moment. It's way ahead the rest, even N96 doesn't come close when it comes to features.
Now that's Samsung i8510 is going to be out really soon, there's no point of getting the N96 now. I mean, both of them have the same price, but the Samsung phone has a lot more to offer so I think it's not practical to buy a N96.
Guys , i agree with your opinions about comparison between N96 and i8510 and i'm going to buy i8510 , but remember G810 that had been said to beat N95 and it was such a redicolous phone !!
Ok. I'll be the judge. First off, i've been searching for the best phone overall and yes, the n96 is good but a friend of mine who went at great lenghts to get it found out that the more photos and music embedded in your phone, the slower it gets and it even get's sluggish whenever it's turned off and turned back on. That's not cool at all. It also does not download at a fast rate at 3.5mb unlike the Samsung INNOV8 that will download at a whooping 7.5mb. The innov8 will have fifa 08 in 3d embedded in it with a new state of the art sound system and multimedia music and video streaming from divx, mp3, mp4, and the story goes on. You can personalise your front screen and it has 16gb of internal memory and you can always buy your own to make the memory even larger. It also has a bettere battery life ohh. and i have not even talked about the 8.1mp camera. not 8, 8.1megapixel.. To be honest, talking about the n96 as a better phone is just naive and completely ridiculous. there are no comparisons. samsung innov8 takes the fat pig home.
I'm happy that many people bash in this site. It just proves that their insecure with N96 and we love to hear more from you. Their all trying to bring down N96 yet cannot answer this question. Can those devices there talking about match up with Nokia N96's features? Nope.. ENVY this!!
nokia is the leading mobile phone in the world not because they have the best specs phone but because they have a smartest marketing strategy. there not running after sony ericsson or samsung, there running against what people needs in the real world. only geeks are happy about specs, normal people dont care about it because what matters to them is how applicable a phones becomes in their everyday life
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2008lol! nokia has made a big mistake with n96. it is merely a repackage n95. all n95-ish, n95 wan... moreThis guy is so sure about how samsung will work, his dreaming of paper specs hahaha
you know what, before you boast a device, see to it that you have proof. it seems that you only base your opinion on specs written in paper.
talk to gradeschool kids, they might listen and believe you hahaha
keep on bashing, it just proves how envy you are with N96 c",
Loads will turn there back on the N96 an get the Samsung 8 mega slider instead as waiting for the N96 as been really annoying from Nokia they announced it in Febuary an still no sign of the N96 on the market anywere,this years been a very Quite one from Nokia uptil now,but still no reaction from Nokia about the better camera mobiles being available before theres was announce,i wonder if the Touch Screen mobiles as been the main reason Nokias gone Quite its had the main priority list these mobiles to catch up with the Samsung an Sony Ericsson
release of n96 is very untimely. it should've been released last year and not this year! oh, i forgot, it's not even yet released! lol!
SE Admin, 25 Jul 2008Really, is that what you got? How sad, its not even half of what N96 have. You cant call a ... morelol! nokia has made a big mistake with n96. it is merely a repackage n95. all n95-ish, n95 wannabe or however you call it! samsung i8510 innov8 is a lot better than this! history repeats itself. and it repeats so soon. future n96 users (if there will ever be) will end up complaining about its battery, battery, battery, just like n95. while samsung i8510 innov8 enjoys up to 8 hours of talktime, n96 wouldn't even last finishing a 30-minute tv program via dvb-h. lol!