To Steve J
It is indeed a pleasure to exchange ideas. Howeveer, I think it's you who is "regressive" this time.
It is irrelevant to compare a PocketPC such as your HTC to this multimedia device. Although the N96 is indeed capable of dealing with Office (read/edit) and with all sorts of things which involve typing, an eventual QWERTY would not have something of an impact (except for you and "others alike").
You said yoursef that the N93 was a bulky phone. Imagine an N96 with QWERTY. N93 would be a needle compared to that(in size).
If Nokia were to satisfy every single customer that was dreaming for something more, it should bring to the market custom phone series for each, and it would end bankrupt. (^_^) Be realistic man.
It could have been better if N96 is designed to be a touchscreen handset and also could do more than just what is currently armed with N95 in terms of application tools.
N82 seems better with its xenon flash. Why do Nokia always keep something from their old stuff in newer phones like this? This phone could have been complete with xenon flash. Shame on you Nokia!!!
Zayeed, you are incorrect. It does have 16Gb memory.
I have copy and pasted the below info directly from Nokia.co.uk
16GB internal flash memory, plus microSD memory card slot (hot swappable) for expandability and flexibility
Is any new highend product in the pipeline of N95/96 caliber with the touch screen facilities like iPhone from Nokia's basket? please let me know the launch time? I specially want Wi-Fi,bluetooth, EDGE, 3G, 5 MP camera, and TV display.
this is really special and so much attractive.one of best creatures of NOKIA.i just want to have this set. may anyone please let me know about the price of this set?
I have just read the statements or rather..the "arguments" that were going on between Steve and Ying..
but i'd have to say i agree with Ying
u can't compare a smartphone with a PDA
and also if u're so insisted on having a qwerty on the phone, why not take a look at the bluetooth keyboard nokia has produced?
if u reckon that'a a burden to take it along with u, then just go and stick the E series, like E90 or E61i, as they have those full qwerty pads
p.s if it were me, and i cant decide between which to get, or which ones better (smartphone or pda in this case), then i'll just get both of them, save u the trouble ;P
i was wondering, since N81..
where did the "pencil" button go?
is there a replacement for it?
since i use it a lot to edit certain texts..
please someone tell me
How are you Ying? It is always a pleasure to exchange ideas. Yet I cannot see why you feel that the N96 is primed for video performance. 1)It does not have optical zoom. 2)It does not record video in stereo. 3)It is incapable of playing full versions of videos in websites such as CNN and Youtube. This phone ships with Flash Lite 3 which can only play the "dumbed down" mobile version of Youtube. Serious work needs to be done on the browser to enable it to access full version videos on websites.
The Nokia phone that was primed for video was the N93. I have this phone. It's a great phone but alas, Nokia made the mistake of making it too thick and heavy.
Nokia like to call the N series multimedia computers. Multimedia implies photography, video and narrative. Look at magazines and newspapers; they are part of the multimedia and they are adhesive to text; that is text, pictures and video go hand in hand; they form a line of synergy. You cannot divorce text from multimedia. You cannot divorce a QWERTY from a multimedia device. To do so would be to produce a unit that will underperform because it cripples text input. The user will find it difficult to text; even to write in the vernacular will now become an arduous task.
Ying, there is no point in placing document viewing, editing and creating facilities if you cripple the keypad by making it inadequate T9. The N series or N concept is a fluid one. It is not cast in stone. It is not the Decalogue. Note that not every E series has a QWERTY. Likewise not every N series should have T9. The HTC S730 is a wonderful example of wisdom and compromise. If Nokia had designed it there would have been dancing in the streets all night but because HTC is not ubiquitous the S730 has had a lukewarm reception. The S730 design coupled with N series features will allow the user to create vivid life accounts in sound, pictures and text. Users would learn to speed type in english or a vernacular language. Customer satisfaction would be guaranteed. If this means sidestepping the E and N series and forming a new hybrid eg NE then so be it!
good aparel, very job the nokia, why come in the market? i don´t see the time por buy this aparel.
To Steve J,
Devices like the Nokia N96 are referred to the general classification called smartphones.
Technically speaking, all smartphones have the ability to create, view, and or edit word documents. What enables the devices to actually create, view, and/or edit documents are the 3rd party applications installed, which again, technically speaking, all smartphone devices are capable of having.
Comparison of the HTC S730 and the Nokia N96 inappropriate.
The HTC S730 is a dedicated PocketPc device. Furthermore, the supported OS is Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard. Given the nature of is OS, naturally creating, viewing, and/or editing documents would be included. I would think they would add a QWERTY keyboard.
The Nokia N96 is, once again, a multimedia device. A multimedia device built for video performance. It supports document creating, viewing, and/or editing through purchased 3rd party applications.
Your introduced idea of a hybrid Nokia series is equivalent to an "all in one device". Hope you are not suggesting the termination of both N and E series just to satisfy your, and others alike, craving for a QWERTY keyboard equipped Nokia device.
Thank God they didn't put touchscreen capabilities into this phone. Save that for a completely different device, and don't ruin this one, even though that 950mAh probably will. I think Nokia knows that people like the fact there is no touchscreen in the N95 so they didn't put one in the N96. I personally would be furious with them if they did.
dis is a nice phone.. i wish this nokia phone will not come out with a copied fake phones..here in the phil.
Come on Nokia..........When are you guys gonna step away from these designs, there gettin old. Sony Ericsson and LG are throwin out some teriffic phones with cutting edge design and you cant seem to look past dual slide, am i right in sayin that the camera doesn't even have xenon flash???? What's the point in a 5mp camera without one? In response to a post made earlier you do need to think about a touch screen phone that won't cost an arm and a leg to buy so normal people can afford to get one even on a contract (8800 Arte....Ridiculous) Start thinking general public and not footballers wages...............
When I look at the N96 I no longer see a phone. All I see is a mini-computer. How would you feel if you sat down at a desktop computer and were faced with T9 keys instead of the usual QWERTY? You would raise the alarm! So I cannot understand why a device that can view, edit and create word docs as well as e-mail is devoid of a QWERTY. HTC S730 is a phone with T9 and a QWERTY in a compact design. I wish N96 had this structure. If Nokia are imprisoned in their self imposed rigid N and E series then they should produce a hybrid series: call it NE!!!