N96 is definately happening this year! Expected release date is end of july/early august, I've just ordered mine now - £570 from mobile fun http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/product/15893.htm
In case you guys haven't heard from the front pages of GSMArena, there are already some phone stores offering it on pre-order. I haven't looked into whether all this is real but they all seem to be coming from UK. It's priced at about $USD1200 and the earliest date for preorder release is 31st July.
If anyone wants to research, just go to google and type in N96 Preorder.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2008i dont think n96 gonna be out....scamit is, nokia called it a boosted n 95. i seen the intro. and they already have comercials of it
Actually guys the N96 is real, i've seen it on ebay....but only for like dealers, it might not come out in many countries for a while, but dont doubt its existence, and also check out youtube.... nokia n96 is gonna be the bring in a standard for all manufacturers to contend with...we as customers should praise nokia for setting such a high standard in fone development!!!
The_Nootz, 02 Jun 2008You are right. Nokia should have considered placing a xenon flash into this phone, which I tot... moreWell, you may be right. But, reversly speaking, let's assume that LG will expand the Secret's volume to that of the N96, don't you see they have the technology needed, and are able to stuff all the latter's extras while keeping thier own? immagine what LG can do with this extra 40 cc, they just need to fit a bigger battery to accomodate the upgrades. What do you say?
It's a diseaster..
But memory + microsd feature make him perfect fone...2.8''HSPDA OS9.3 FP2 Cam and place of the 3.5mm jack..these are also perfect
But I thınk NOKIA will release new phone no sooner than thiz fone..
Maybe N96i or N97(98) N96fold n96xxxedition...
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970It's not even released yet so there is no price, you might wanna read the specifications page before you ask that question because no one can answer you yet.
Nokia ... if only you GPS your 5mpx phones without taking a backward step on battery stanby. Nokia 'all in one 5mpx' ie N95,N96&N82 please please stop dishing out poor stanby phones. Its like driving car that with a coke can for a fuel tank. So if there any engineers from Nokia Reading this, fix the stanby problem on 5mpx GPS phones. It is possible to extend the stanby on the battery through better design ie thin the phone out and make most of the back end the battery ... take the Nokia 6210 as a design example (that old phone would last 5-7 days with use)
This phone is not ugly. You look only in pictures. You don't see the actual thing. Lol!
Why are many people so impatient for the release of this phone? As if they have money to buy this handset.. Lol!
Damn, just when will Nokia release this phone?!
i cannot wait anymore..
the rumor started back at the beginning of the year, and it has been almost half year and there's still no sign of coming out..
yes i know the news said sometime in August or end of July, but does that mean worldwidely or just some advanced countries?
there is also NO more new news of this phone on the net! i open the site gsmarena like 3x a day! hoping to see some news of N96!
endlessz, 31 May 2008any of u think that Nokia N96i or Nokia N96 music edition or maybe even Nokia N96-32gb edition... moreLOL ;) juz lyk me. darn i should've w8d jeje. ya, releasing better spec'd phone n a jiffy s a kinda uncool but as long as d heir is genuinely better i think its a bit reasonable. apparently, victimized gadget freaks wil juz hav to sell or swap their current mobile to d supposedly better one (to stop d urge..) =)
Spotted Viper, 02 Jun 2008...... and if you think I'm way too optimistic, I just remind you that the N96 is about 102 cc... moreYou are right. Nokia should have considered placing a xenon flash into this phone, which I totally agree. But they did and they tried to provide more light in both photos and videos. Photography should (at least to me) be granted priority over video. This phone brings almost nothing over N95 in terms of video capabilities.
Now speaking of the feature-to-volume ratio, I don't quite agree with the comparison between the LG Secret and this. N96 may be bulky, and to be honest, it is a bit, but its volume is distributed to the processors and other stuff that the Secret doesn't have. The 5 mpx sensor is not that big. But perhaps you know that this device has many more features that the LG Secret doesn't have. Now I'm not saying the LG is a bad phone, because it isn't. It's not as all-in-one as this one, but feature-to-size comparison isn't fair.
And then again, it is a matter of choice.
The_Nootz, 02 Jun 2008To endlessz and Spotted Viper, Nokia N96 has all the recording power of LG Viewty. VGA 30 f... more...... and if you think I'm way too optimistic, I just remind you that the N96 is about 102 cc in volume, almost twice the Secret (60 cc). Now this tells alot: you should be wise in distributing features over volume. so Nokia, either stuff-it-all, or chop-off some fat. If you manage this, I'll convert at once. I think this's fair enough, isn't it!
The_Nootz, 02 Jun 2008To endlessz and Spotted Viper,
Nokia N96 has all the recording power of LG Viewty. VGA 30 f... moreYou are absolutely right. but, with a phone that has a heritage of doing anything, even baking bread, and a price tag to make you lament your lost cash, it should've sported both xenon and LED. And I really can't figure out why Nokia always stuff their flagships with connectivity features and leave out worthy media ones.
I really wanna buy this phone. If only!
To endlessz and Spotted Viper,
Nokia N96 has all the recording power of LG Viewty. VGA 30 fps is equal in memory write speed as QVGA 120 fps, but the advantage of the LG is the compression method (DivX) which is superior to the one of N96(MPEG-4).
Xenon flash is, as I have said earlier, a compromise. It can deliver much more light than a normal LED but it can be used in video recording unlike the xenon.
endlessz, 02 Jun 2008@ Spotted Viper:
hmm...true there, u made me realize one thing now..
similar to u, well i do... moreReally, Nokia is a damn lucky company to have such a dedicated fan-base :)
Well, I wish you get it soon and have the best of fun. As for me, I'll be waiting for the Secret. If it turns to offer as much as it promissed, I'll not be less happy than you. And may be this's what it's all about, making everybody happy his own way.