This is just N95 8Gb repacked in N81 shell and 16GB mem!
No zenon flash?
No optical zoom?
Only QVGA screen?
A 950mAh Battery!@?????
People don't buy this device!
Or you may be pissed off when Nokia releases '32GB black edition' N96 with 1200mAh battery!! ;)
Can't wait for the discussions about n97, n98 or whatever. A year from now you'll all be arguing about something else you wasted your money on.
wow... steve J, Ying, Pdpg... I'm really curious as to how old you 3 are with such different styles of typing.
As for something in the discussion. It's good that Sony Ericsson is entering the windows mobile market and Nokia should do so as well but they have a long way to go with all the windows mobile phones already available. The X1 may seem like a huge step for SE, but in the WM world, it doesn't stand out at all.
To unknown commentator.
I was wrong in my assumption about you. Another pointless opinion. Thank you. It will be noted in the archives. Here's some advice, don't contradict yourself with your words versus your actions.
To Steve J
I see you you are all about synonymous words, but understand the definition of them before usage. What you just previous typed was a response which in shape or from qualifies it as a formal letter.
This issue also applies to your post regarding the PHRASE "burst of high intensity light", not term.
When your scientifically discussing the phrases "light power" and "light intensity", you simply can't interchanged them when pleased. You and I both already established LIGHT ENERGY is the result of light power x the flash pulse duration. Question? How do you get the VARIABLE "light power"? Answer, measuring the light's intensity (brightness).
Your continuous incorrect rambling is actually the misleading one. Again, you wrote, "The term "burst of high intensity light" describes light energy." No, the correct sentence would be "high intensity light DESCRIBES light power".
If you're ultimately talking about light energy, what exact statements of mine are misleading. Please, copy/paste the content, and specifically point out my errors. Until then, my facts are correct.
You really have a problem grasping concepts. I frankly don't care whether a device has a lens cover or not. Once again, I wrote, "I believe consumers should provide adequate protection for their devices." That means lens cover or not, ultimately it's the consumer's responsibility to make sure the device stays out of harms way. The way you all are emphasizing on a lens cover, you lead me to believe you all rest your phone in the same pocket as your keys, therefore needing a cover due to your inability to use common sense and provide adequate protection for your devices. Like i said, a pointless discussion.
As for the comment above Steve J, "i don't think consumers should have to build their own lens cover...", I didn't suggest that and a lens cover is not comparable to a car without a windshield. What do people do when an expensive vehicle is purchase? Buy a CAR COVER. Same strategy should be applied when a device is constructed without a lens cover.
- About the N96 battery -
NOKIA has made some improvements in the power management part of the latest edition of S60 Platform. NOKIA claims that after a full battery charge the N96 battery will last longer than N95 !
Lets hope she's right...
i don't think consumers should have to build their own lens cover for their expensive phone. it's like buying a car without a windshield.
Hello again Ying! It is a pity that you did not comprehend my previous epistle which was written clearly. The term "burst of high intensity light" describes light energy. The word "burst" describes something that occurs suddenly or briefly. It can thus be measured in units of time. The phrase "light intensity" is synonymous with light power. Since light energy equals the product of time and light power it is as obvious as the nose on your face that I was describing light energy! So I am correct: your original post was misleading. Furthermore your arrogant dismissal of the complaint of the lack of a lens cover shows you are far away from what people want and are obsessed with form before function.
I wont waste my time debating just to show that thier intelligent or pretending to be intelligent. You cant really judge this phone knowing that this was yet release to the market and actually you dont made a hands-on..but all i can is this phone has great specs and this phone is better than others. although this phone is not the perfect because of the battery life but it has many advantages compared to others...
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.