The N96 now will not be available while October says the Carphone Warehouse webpage thats so all the mobile Operators will be printing all the boxes an putting there own stupid software on it spoiling this mobile but i got a email saying the N96 will be able to pre-order on the 31st July on Play.com so i will be ordering one of these instead of waiting while October,another thing that might occur before the release of the N96 the new batch of mobile for xmas will be announced by Nokia an thats why the reviewer on mobile-review.com the N96 might not be a bulk stock by Nokia as they are hoping the N82 will sell better but Nokias got it wrong i think as the N82 is to Plasticky an the screen gets shown up by my Black 8gb N95 thats why i returned the N82 i tried out for 3 days
squall_kay, 04 Jun 2008gsmarena...when u guys wanna make a review about this phone? here:
Spotted Viper, 04 Jun 2008Well, I don't see any Nokia feature that's proprietary or exclusive know-how. All the techs ar... moreOh, and about the anonymous statement...
I don't have hands-on experience with this handset, but from what I have seen and read so far I can say that this one will do more than "just a little bit of everything". A few examples: it boasts a dedicated DSP chip for audio/video processing so audio quality will be a strong point; the N95-8GB camera is still one of the best available, so N96 will do at least that performance (although I expect even better); new UI (Symbian FP2) optimized for processing power and less battery consumption (see the N78 video to see the new interface); Nokia Maps 2.0; DVB-H has a very good quality (where it is available); N-Gage portrait and landscape gaming (plus 3D)...
Spotted Viper, 04 Jun 2008Well, I don't see any Nokia feature that's proprietary or exclusive know-how. All the techs ar... moreOK, I agree that LG does have the guts to pack in the power of this device into one similar. But why don't they? Marketing strategies? Maybe. A company as big as LG should look at every level of the customers. Obviously, this is a "very" high-end phone, so LG should gain access to this level too.
On the other hand, Nokia does have original features that LG doesn't and most likely never will have. N-Gage or Navi Wheel are just some examples, let alone the full OS (and UI) which is, in my opinion, one of the most capable, letting Windows Mobile aside.
Other than that, I guess we're going to have to wait for an LG "reply" to this phone, and after that we can make a real comparison.
The_Nootz, 04 Jun 2008Well, you have some arguments. I agree that if LG Secret was bigger, it would have more functi... moreWell, I don't see any Nokia feature that's proprietary or exclusive know-how. All the techs around are already available for everyone. It's just a matter of how you utilize them. And I think LG has the guts to introduce an all-rounder if they wish. Unfortunately, marketing strategies are a hurdle stone.
As for performance, I can't really decide. Nokia's is fine, but I'm not acquainted with LG's. I think, however that the answer would be "yes", LG may be level with Nokia in terms of performance. And who knows, they may outperform them. Just wait for the Secret and beyond.
Aside from this, I really liked the anonymous post below: "This will be the same as most other high end Nokia's- does a little bit of everything but does nothing particulary well". A statement to contemplate about !
The Nokia N96 comes equipped with a DSP for sound and video processing; this way, their presence should boost the handset’s performance on these fronts. Let’s take a look at our battery time chart and see how well it fared in a duel with the Nokia N95 8Gb:
GPS-navigation – 3 hours
Video – 4.5 hours (rated at 5 hours, the Nokia N95 8Gb lasted 3.5 hours).
WEB surfing (over EDGE) – 3 hours (same 3 hours on the N95 8Gb).
Wi-Fi (non-stop data upload) – 3.5 hours (N95 8Gb – 3 hours).
Music (in headphones) – 13.5 hours (rated at 14 hours, the Nokia N95 8Gb – at 10 hours)
TV (only for the N96) – up to 5 hours.
Obviously, the N96’s hardware feats help it stay up in the video and music modes longer while packing a less capable battery. Other than that, it was on a par with the Nokia N95 8Gb (give or take in view of its inferior cell).
i have the n 95 8 gb it is the dogs balls . . Would get this handset moro if i was due my upgrade . . How does the tv work has it a built in reciever . .
cant wait till october, this is one fine phone, i had the pleasure of seeing a working sample of this phone and it looks very promising
Spotted Viper, 03 Jun 2008Well, you may be right. But, reversly speaking, let's assume that LG will expand the Secret's ... moreWell, you have some arguments. I agree that if LG Secret was bigger, it would have more functions. But the LG can't throw Nokia "extras" into their phones as they are Nokia's and not LG's. Pretty logic. And it doesn't work vice-versa either.
But if the LG Secret was the size of the N96, would it have the same performance? Delicate question. But I think "no" would be the answer. Arguments are welcome.
This will be the same as most other high end Nokia's-does a little bit of everything but does nothing particulary well
we do! we've been saving up for this sexy phone! that's why we're sooo impatient! Lol
please b carefull because there is fake phones that r being sold eg china N95 doesnt have wifi n d 5.5 pixcel camera doesnt work well dont give awawy ur money
It is a thing of beauty! I am super excited and cant wait to caress it! I hope the standyby is better but I will be happy none the less... Good show Nokia, and I am not usually a fan... I prefer LG, but hey this baby rocks my face off!
do the n96 play's loud? cause that's the only thing i see nokia has a problem with. need 2 in prove on that bit. ( nokia fan! )
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2008i dont think n96 gonna be out....scamScam? Dude, open your eyes. They've built a working prototype to send to mobile reviewers.