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
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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 ?
wen is n 97 coming out?????????? i'm going 2 buy a vertu......... not made of plastic.........
the n96 seems to be the total package except for not having a lens cover. i had the n95 and the n95 8g and i always thought that one was mistake nokia made along with not having a card slot
hey! i cant wait for this phone! I had N90 then N93 and then N95 8GB which Is my current phone and what I'm typing this on! My next upgrade is due in July so perfect timing! and for ppl tht complain abt battery life, theres a charger included! Stop acting like there isnt 1!!!!!
they should remove the camera and led flash from this phone... it's pointless without a lens cover. the lens will not last too long before it's all scratched up.
i'm from bim and i found this phone to be fantastic can't wait for it to be release