The N96 will cost in Greece 550€ WITHOUT taxes !
Dats all i know about the price
To unknown commentator.
Not to be rude, but can you please explain the purpose(s) of your posts.
You're not providing any useful information regarding any device. More specifically the Nokia N96. Yet you take quality time to flatter me with posts of how I'm innocent. All the while trying to maintain peace. I'm welcome to all discussions.
Judging by your selections of words, it seems you have the potential of an intelligent, fun debater. I hope you're not another pointless opinion driven by no facts. Can't wait for your response! Please don't disappoint!
Full of features especially that you can watch TV from your mobile but I think the battery is a crap...
I appreciate your braveness to counter-attack.Really i have NOTHING against anyone here most especially nothing against you. Its your opinion that im up to(and that i have read carefully)that i supposed you havent even put into test.
also no offense but i can see a lot of holes in your statements that is really open for AUTHENTICITY.
STABILITY/STABLE. i dont know how you defined that ying when you said "An OS can NEVER be stable nor perfected especially when it's opened to developers".It's like saying that no OS will ever be stable bcoz it will always be open for changes.
I did not said that you glorified any company nor try to insinuate that.you just happened to feel the guilt which only you knows why.
FYI im satisfied with 3.2 megapixel but still looking for INNOVATIONS.
As i've said i have nothing against anyone here so even if you're a Mechanical Engineering graduate or not, that's not the case.its your statement that im up to.my opinions will be move if i have to just so you know.
you can leave your response today and i'll read it by tomorrow.
Response to Steve J
Your argument regarding Nokia's lens cover is quite petty. I believe consumers should provide adequate protection for their devices. Based on your logic, one can imply Sony Ericsson is putting "form before function". Just like the Carl Zeiss optic len, XPERIA X1's WVGA touchscreen is sustainable to the same degrees of damages. Why no sapphire protecting glass like the Nokia 8800? This is a pointless dispute.
It's concluded that you don't know how an image is processed. Do you honestly believe you know what you're talking about. If so, please explain to me how can a sensor capture a "burst of high intensity light"? Really, because if you could, you just redefined science.
Light is nothing but traveling waves of ENERGY. The CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) image sensors convert light into electrons. In other words, the CMOS sensor captures the energy of light aka LIGHT ENERGY, not the "intensity" aka "brightness" aka "light power".
In addition, the linked articles' graphs and charts are all based in microseconds. I also mentioned that the advantage xenon has over high current LEDs is the ability to produce high light power and energy in less than 1 microseconds thus allowing the ability to take ACTION SHOTS. Here is where light power over light energy is specifically important.
To the recent no named commentator.
"...haven't move from 5megapixel since 2006..." No offense, but you sound a consumer who can never be satisfied. An OS can NEVER be stable nor perfected especially when it's opened to developers, Symbian and Windows alike.
My last sentences were directed to those who knows nothing about anything, yet the first to say something "sucks". People need to appreciate technology and respect the efforts and dedication put into these devices. No where in my post did I downsize any particular company nor glorify Nokia. I suggest you reread my words and decipher them a little bit more carefully.
As for me sounding like I "REALLY know what you're talking about but its the other way around", it's your INNOCENCE now that has you making a very big mistake.
If you are referring to my education, I graduated with my Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Dexel. Yet somehow I doubt that will move you and your OPINION.
BTW, this forum ROCKS! I'm having so much fun!
i think that the sony ericsson X1(xperia) and nokia N96 will have severe competition .
@Steve J and Ying
Ying....almost everything you said was counter attacked by Steve J. but that doesnt mean i agree with steve j. who sounds like an iphone lover and somehow lost.
ying all of your statements are well-crafted alibis which is supported by your innocence and your LOVE OF NOKIA. You said "Nokia is all about INNOVATION" which i presume is a very BRAVE statement from a loyal nokia fanboy.nokia havent move from 5megapixel since 2006.same old looking fones since N-Series and the same unstable OS eversince that never failed to disappoint the expectors.
ying you asked "why are your precious phone companies being licensed to Nokia's own S60 platform?why are they being licensed to a mobile platform, either Symbian and/or Windows?If they are the best, shouldn't it be the other way around?".It's so simple, other fone manufacturers are not afraid of INNOVATION even if it means ADAPTION of others' OS or ideas.They realized they could maximize and optimize what nokia's been playing around for so many years until now,and needless to say its what you should call OPTIMIZATION.
Ying,your statement regarding the battery and the LED flash is very defensive but not EFFECTIVE.you have made a very big mistake with your comparisons simply because of your INNOCENCE. You sounded like you REALLY know what you're talking about but its the other way around.
I agree that nokia is "not going backwards" bcoz THEY HAVEN'T MOVE since N-Series and yes "they have learned" but they did not applied what they have learned.
THE TRUTH IS VERY CLEAR.Fone manufacturers are giving their best shot.The fact that nokia is currently at the top spot doesnt mean that they are REALLY the best.there are only few INTELLIGENT PERSONS who KNOWS what's really best which means majority of people are NOT INTELLIGENT ENOUGH to SEE what's best and as a result they have used/chose NOKIA.
my apology to all NOKIA USERS.
Steve J. fortunately you are not as blinded as Ying. I guess you need to check EVERYTHING you have said. I believe you will see what's wrong with it even w/o me saying.
Let's see how laggy it will be and how many problems we will encounter.
Hello Ying, here are some points: Nokia time and time again are placing form before function. In the N96 they place a 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and refuse to give it a lens cover. The whole point about implementing Carl Zeiss optics is that it signifies quality. How can you have a quality lens and not give it a lens cover? This policy is simply unfair to the consumer.
You wrote a misleading article on flash. The key to a great low light picture is a burst of high intensity light for as brief a time as possible, to capture the action shot and to avoid overexposure. Thus high light power for a brief time (Xenon flash) is more important than lower light power for a longer time (dual high current LED). Multiplying the two variables and telling us that light energy is what determines a good picture because it reaches the CMOS sensor is misleading. A reasonable sensor should detect high intensity light in microseconds. In other words it is the RATE at which high intensity light (ie rate of light power) reaches the sensor that is important, not the overall light energy otherwise one can take a low light power source, allow it to emit light for seconds, and claim that the performance is similar to a Xenon flash because the light energy is similar when the variables are multiplied. I guarantee that the N82(Xenon) will produce better low light photos than the N96(dual LED).
As for the battery Nokia have to be very careful. Some users of the N95 vowed never to use Nokia again because of the catastrophic battery experience. You are telling us that the panacea is the super capacitor. You said it "can offload demands from the battery and handle all mobile functions that need real power- wireless voice and data, GPS readings, digital video, music and TV- improving talk time, battery life and audio quality." This is a sweeping statement. The question is how much improvement will the super capacitor give? Is it significant improvement or negligible? If you're telling us that the battery (because of optimisation by the super capacitor) will now perform as well as the 1500mAh battery seen in the E61i then you are saying something progressive. Conversely if you are only speaking of marginal improvements to battery life then Nokia are in trouble. To keep the device smaller and lighter they sacrificed the life of the battery. I would much rather see a slightly heavier device eg 140g and a slightly bigger device (note Nokia only have to increase the length; consumers hate thick devices which is one of the reasons why the N93 wasn't a mass seller) so that a more powerful battery can be implemented. I fear that consumers will find that 950mAh with or without a super capacitor is just not enough to drive this incredibly feature packed phone. My advice to Nokia is: 1)make more research into producing higher power rated but lighter batteries. 2)do not sacrifice battery life for a more compact phone. People are buying this device mainly for the features. Consequently these features must be adequately powered.
This is the coolest phone yet, looks like a hybrid of N95 and N81.
Maximum memory capacity : 16 G Internal + 8 G SD memory
I HAVE TO SAY THIS THOUGH IT'S REALY SOUNDS FUNNY.
Whenever i use nokia it makes me feel like im not using a fone....im holding a TOY
16Gb u can use it for nothing the battery is way poor pastor is ryt!
It seems that the gsmarena people have not experienced opera mini v4. .
Thats why they go, ga ga over nokia and iphone browsers . .
Operamini is superb browser software.
Surfing is extremely fast. The pages compressed without compromising.
Graphics are superbly handled.
I use nokia e51 its browser has no header no graphic compression which leads to massive amount of data transfser , leading to hefty bill . Opera on the other hand handles large pages extremely well.. . I therefore request a review of opera mini v4 for the users information. . Thanks
even if they upgrade it or some say its far more better than N95 or N95 8GB still its using a 950mah battery! hey can you read? its simple mathematics low MHA means short period of battery life! or you didnt go to school? it doesnt matter if they made it 10 megapixels or 100 FPS on video or 10MBPS on HSDPA as long they'r using the same N95 battery! they didnt change anything it is poor on battery juz like i said why dont they use a 1200mah or a 1500mah battery for it for long usage i cant go out of town bringing a phone like this what if i got a low battery on a middle of long travel? whats the use of that 5megapixel 128ram wifi,gps,hsdpa if you got a dead battery? get it!? or simply you dont know what im saying cuz you didnt had education
Oh no!! I just purchased the N95 8 Gb! Hope it won't be cheaper, what's the estimated price?
The N96 will be a loser. Period. They didn't learn the iPhone lesson, more exactly they could not do anything about it because the iPhone is too advanced for Nokia to do a U-turn in reasonable time.
So they present you with a chunky smartphone with a closed Symbian OS which does not allow developers to build apps for it without paying big fees to Symbian, while iPhone SDK is a week away.
So they present you with a slider phone which only reveals a numeric key pad. Makes me laugh. If you made the phone so thick, at least you could have a full keyboard.
And no touchscreen, no win. If you watch the YouTube movie presenting the Symbian's new touch UI, it makes you laugh. They need a stylus to enter text, in the iPhone era. They obviously did not understand that they need a MAJOR rewrite of the OS.
Symbian will die very soon. Google's Android will take its place, Google already talks with Nokia. Windows Mobile will only be able to recover in 2-3 years, if not too late. but at least they admitted their mistakes in ergonomy.
And finally, Nokia announces a phone which will hit the marked in 6 months or so. Why ? Why just not announce it a week before it will be available ?