It's just about the choice.
If you want to play some stuff (included the network use) in the train or bus after work or in the travel, you can buy this. (just a suggestion)
If you want to type text seriously, you should buy an E-series instead of N-series.(like the guy below who use some robotic language, maybe it's because he do not use a qwerty keyboard?)
If you want longer talk time, go buy some basic phone, and maybe with another i-Whatever player.
If you have some serious, nerd-class usage about multi-media or games outside your home all day long (so your handy gadget cannot hang-on to home), maybe you should buy some basic phone and a PSP.
If you want a qwerty keyboard get a different damn phone! I get really annoyed at the fools that criticise handsets because they dont have the features that THEY want. why dont you just go and design your own phone and see if Nokia will make it for you??? Oh, of course they wont do that, how silly of me. The N96 is what it is, you can criticise the battery, and the memory and the screen resolution but I think saying things like it's bad because it's not got a Qwerty are just plain dumb, go post your opinions to someone who cares!!!!!! X-(
I agree with the previous comment.
Buy 2 batteries charge a spare - does anyone have a brain......
Who wants to have to worry about getting through the day on a single charge.
Phones like this just never quite make it because of things like battery life.
Why would you want to have to charge two batteries to get you through a day? rediculous comment. As usual Nokia whack a whole lot of features into their flagships phones with absolutely no thought. Not even designed as a multimedia device its just a bunch of specs thrown about, with the essentials clearly missed. Fast operating, no lag, no freezing, long battery life, the ability to be able to make a call. Typical rubbish from nokia. How about making it a tough screen, full multimedia experience.
battery is too short [950 ion]
cannot use it for email use, t9 nine foolish,needs a qwerty
can't wait to get 1 for myself,
funny tht here in ireland we still haven't got it in shops
he he he
Stop the battery whining. It's heavily optimized and outperforms N95 8Gb even it has smaller battery.
the N96 battery same with the battery N95, the battery is 950 mah. the battery is not enough to call. If u play the features in the phone, there is no battery to make a emergency call. The poorest part is the battery.
Even they know the N95 battery was not last longer then theycome out with the N95 8G to improve the battery and design but now they still did the same mistake again in N96.
I am already disaapointed to NOKIA. Actually I am NOKIA supporter but now is SONYERICSSON.
Nowadays SONY handphone is cheaper and more functions. It worth than I buy a NOKIA with the same features.
whatever is the modification of nokia sets i am still dissapointed for the poor talk time. nokia should take some measures to increase the talk time of phones.
having all of those promising features,the n96 seems to be a great phone, i (we) cant deny that. but....this features will still be put into test.im not really sure if an n96 with a "whopping" 48gb can give us a moderate operating speed since "almost every" N-series phones (as well as other brands) slows down even at 1gb (full
there is an obvious improvement in the features of n96 but we still have to "use it" and see for ourselves if the performance of this phone is remarkable.nonetheless, im hoping we could recognize those "technical improvements" which is actually the only factor why some people consider n96 as an improved version of n95.
"features are useless if it will not hit even the most modest performance"
for now i can say that nokia made something really unique and
outstanding(i dont expect everyone to agree).being the number one phone company in the world? its just fair.
I don't know if it's a nice jump or not for N95-8Gb users from 95pt. to 96pt.
But for me it is a nice jump from 73pt.(7390) to 169pt.(7390 for communication, N96 for other funs):-)
Responding to Andy Burgin.
I'm quite confused regarding your previous statement.
My previous post was a statement to readjust commentators' misconceptions of the Nokia N96. You and others alike tend to compare the Nokia N95 and the Nokia N96 as competing rivals more so than complements of each other.
You typed, "...the phone doesn"t seem to be as good as i expected as i have the Black N95 an does not seem to show much improvement from Nokia..." Improvement comes in more than one form. Even though the Nokia N96 doesn't meet your specific standards in "improvement" (which is an opinion), "the Nokia N96 is more so a technical improvement over the Nokia N95" nevertheless (fact).
The estimated price of the Nokia N96, in my opinion, is trivial because I understand economics as a whole. Honestly, you and others contradict yourselves. You all want high end features, "improvements", et cetera, yet are not willing to pay the price to bring equilibrium to the market. As a consumer, you all have responsibility and choices. Obviously if your finances restrict you from purchasing this device, there are others to choice from. Harsh yet reality.