I mainly agree with you, except for the battery life stuff. I have a 6270 with a BL-5C 3.7 V battery with a capacity of 970 mAh. Man, I'm using a two-year-old S40 interface, which is not even close as power-thirsty as S60 FP2, and the battery lasts 4 days almost in stand-by. You can't possibly tell me that the N96 battery is going to last for more than 2 days if you take a couple of shots and listen to an album. How much optimized can that OS be?
Waiting for an answer.
This Phone looks quite similar with N81 .......
Do anybody know how many pixel that this phone can take in video ........
I just found that my friend's phone can take a 640 X 480 video ...... so nice .....
Ali , i did not undersdtand one word you said ! your so confused about your words !
any ways n96 looks promising but as stated the battery life is less and whats the use of a phone which u carry on with no charge :P
Otherwise the phone looks promising . I wonder if there will be ever a phone which will have everything in it with no major setbacks !
this phone can be upgreted to to have voice navigation by purcashing upgrade!
nokia's design are not stylish but really exaggerated... it's not user-friendly anymore...
I'm a nokia fan, but i have been so dissapointed with them because their battery life's sucks compare to SE which can last average 6 to 12 hour talk time. Don't nokia do anything to fix their battery to increase their market share?
as far as i heard Nokia n98 is coming before this. which looks better and more features. best for touch screen lovers. (even we won't be able to compare touch screen with iphone but still)
Great phone, but doesn´t have a touchscreen.No games, you have tu buy them. No camera protector and I can not find a nice case for it. Does anyone know if n96 have touchscreen?.
nice phone with good features
those who buy n95 and n95 8gb will cry after seein it................
this is a combination of nokia n81 and nokia n958gb this phone is superb dosnt hang iam first buyer of this phone sound video is ultimate in this phone thanks to nokia
i think is more better if we choose that is a HUMAN RIGHTS and please for everybody, just relax and buy something IF YOU LIKE IT,IF DONT,SO DONT BUY IT ! N96 a super cellular phone or a mini pc? I guess everybody wannabe a 1st owner of HITECH PHONE and this fone are 'doing' everything just like pc doing. In my country (indonesia) peoples like HITECH fone like N96 or E90 and NOKIA was a number one fone ever.
To Steve J,
Contrary to your belief, my role here isn't to portray myself as an "Ambassador" of the Nokia N96. Unexplained details went about concerning particular routes Nokia took with the N96. I simply shared personal research to hopefully clarify common questions and misconceptions.
Once again Steve, I didn't mislead nor suggest "...that in some cases of dim light photography dual high current LED was superior to Xenon flash." Nowhere in my posts nor in the linked article states LEDs exceeds xenon in light power or in picture quality. I believe you are taking what was said way too general. You are applying it to everything, which would explain the whole digital camera professional photographer comment. Everything mentioned above, below, past and present applies only to mobile handsets. The article and I most definitely specified that.
I wrote, "LEDs with a super capacitor has many advantages over Xenon. The light energy generated by LED flash exceeds most xenon flashes. With super capacitor based LED Flash comparable to xenon in light energy, other attributes of the super capacitor solution make this more attractive for use in mobile phones, most notably the thin form factor which enables a flash unit < 2mm thick. In other words, you get smaller phones in form due to the lack of space need to accommodate the large electrolytic storage capacitor for xenons. In addition, unlike the electrolytic storage capacitor for xenon, the super capacitor can be used to meet all the peak power needs of the mobile phone including the RF Power Amp and the audio amplifiers to enable the phone to drive higher power high quality speakers. Translation. Your phone performs better while consuming much less energy from the battery.", minus the add on mentioning high current LEDs can be used as a video cording light unlike xenon flashes.
We already disputed light power vs light energy. Not necessarily saying light power isn't important, but all experts agree the key component for a quality picture is light energy. I truly understand your point in light power and yes, I agree a xenon flash will overall have a clearer photo due to the brightness of xenon, for now...
Oh yeah. The quote above is basically a direct quote from the "conclusion" portion in the linked article. All facts mentioned within the linked article originate from CAP-XX, a well renown developer of super capacitors.
Yes. There is lack of data to back up my stands on the battery. I mistakenly assumed people would, out of pure curiosity, go educate themselves further in super caps.
Here are a few examples regarding my battery research.
http://www.cap-xx.com/ have many charts, graphs and briefs regarding batteries and super capacitors. Browse around.
I'm not suggesting nor stating Nokia specifically used CAP-XX's products. I am suggesting the use of imagination to draw up your own conclusions of how much more the battery efficiency will be if similar, or better, super capacitors are used in the Nokia N96.
All About Symbian did a wonderful preview on the Nokia N96. The "Video and audio performance" section gives a little bit more insight on the battery usage improvement. The preview also backs up my statement about hardware and software optimizations have improved the battery's efficiency (see duration of video playback and music playback compared the the Nokia N95).
Lastly, the dispute over the camera lens is petty to me. We all handle our devices differently. Like you said, "This is a sophisticated device with Carl Zeiss optics not a child's toy." Being an adult, I'm not clumsy nor neglectful to allow accidental damage to the lens. Therefore, to me, it really doesn't matter. Besides the obvious, I feel the lens cover provides no addition adequate function. The dedicated button is sufficient enough for camera activation in my opinion.
Until your next response...