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
Im very sure this unit has poor battery performance like the N95 why? cuz its using the same battery as the N95 950Mha why dont they make it 1200mah or much better 1500mha i mean i cant use it for GPS or MP3's cuz i might drain the battery so how will i receive a call? lets face it we cant deny it thats it a very good unit very good features and design i really love it but the battery geez! its very very poor performance!
nokia n96 good mobile but with very poor battery life ??
this phone is so beautiful i like it and i give a big five for the ingineer of this phone
I have had a big psrt in producing this handset. and its not going to be very good. it has a ram of 65mb which is about half of the nokn95 so if you expecting to do muilitple tasks you can't
I agree about the batteries in N-series phones. They are weak. I had an N95 for a while and I kid you not, I needed to be near power outlet if I wanted to you most of its features. I used the web browser and music player alot, and my phone only lasted less than 4 hrs a day. I used to think people exaggerated about it but its true. A phone with poor battery life unusable in my opinion, so I recently bought the Apple iPhone, and I must say I am pleased. I know, lots of you think I'm an idiot for this but the iPhone does for me what I want out of a phone. Sleek, great OS, great sound and video quality, and an excellent browsing experience. And I can do all this and my phone lasts me all day with atleast half the battery left. Call me crazy but I honestly never used the features the N95 is known for, like GPS, and 5MP camera, and I'm sorry but I am not too crazy about symbian. But still this N96 looks very promising. What would be very great is if Nokia released an N series phone with all these features, a qwerty keyboard, and atleast a 1500 mah battery. Then life would be grand.
I am surprise to see N96. It is really cool. It is like a convergence of N95 (5 megapixel camera, gps receiver, Hsdpa, tv out), N77 (DVB-H), and N81 (design). It is a new upgraded product fr Nokia. It has really mass memory space for my storage. I love it. Cant wait to see the real unit
cool phone and go and check it for yourself! this phone is good with lots of featues!!! way to go N-Series
Thank you so much for clearing alot of uncertainties I had on this phone, hopefully nokia's product manager will live up on what he said and all the articles you posted regarding the N96. This is a worthy upgrade for my N82.
Can't waite for my new toy!