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!!!
The NOKIA Company should apply the following upgrades to their new NSERIES N96 model before its commercial launch:
1=> CPU Speed increased to above 550 MHz; RAM Size increased to 192MB; Builtin Program Storage Flash Memory increased to 2048MB; Builtin Mass Storage Flash Memory increased to 32GB; 8GB microSDHC Card provided
2=> TouchScreen with Full Stylus Input; OnScreen Full QWERTY Keyboard [Input via Stylus]; Highly Accurate and Fast Handwriting Recognition; High Quality Stylus provided
3=> Latest Professional Version of QuickOffice preinstalled [Document Creation and Editing allowed; Full Support for Microsoft Office 2007 Document Format; Scientific Programmable Calculator Application included]
4=> Dual Xenon Flash, 3x Optical Zoom, Image Stabilizer, Business Card Scanner and Lens Cover on the Five MegaPixels Camera
5=> Battery Power Rating increased to above 1500 mAh
6=> Heavy Improvement in the Sound Quality, Noise-Cancellation and Ergonomics of the provided Headset
I have the nokia n96 prototype. its software version is v 0.0804.x.0.032 & serial number is 004401018134458. it comes with built in 8gb memory + card slot. gsmarena plesae correct the specification of n96 where its mentioned as builtin 16gb memory.thanks
The phone is ugly, it is expensive, no batery...but is one of the most complet phones!
I prefer samsung or s. ericsson.
1.dual sim work one by one
2. Bluetooth 2.0
3. Hand writing & key input
4.Four speakers good music
5. 16800 mAh battery super long standby
STANDBY TIME About 365 days
TALKING TIME About 3-5 days
china can produce the technology why don't nokia Battery is the most important matter in the mobile selling today
People i think tnat this is the most beautiful phone i ever seen.I would like to know which is ths price and when will start sailling.I amfrom macedonia good bye
im waiting for this phone, there is no phone else in the market who has these features: 5mp camera, Gps, BVB-H tv, wlan and tv out ang gaminb, well whats more?! touch screen? i'll tell u something, i switched from nokia 6630 to Tytn2, which is a good phone.. but i miss a practical phone, i miss frendly rich featured Nokia phones..
Touch screens aren't even that great. I own an iPhone and compared to this phone, its a piece of $600 (when i bought it) crap. touch screen is the last thing i look for. i look for things like MMS and the 5 MP camera, and GPS. The iPhone has NONE of this features that should have come standard anyway. This phone is a really great looking and very beefed up phone. if it was out now, I'd would buy one right now, regardless of price. I really don't feel like waiting until Q3 of this year. COME ON NOKIA, PUT IT OUT ALREADY!!!