Where did that rant come from? Maybe in the future it would be best to post that in some obscure engineers forum on the far side of the internet.
I love Symbian and I've used many operating systems in my time. Cry all you like but Symbian walks that fine line of simplicity and power that just works for me (and I venture to say many more people out there).
"Yet if Nokia were to add all this, here's what follows... "Oh it's too bulky, the design sucks, the price is too high, more blah blah blah..."
I can already say that about the phone. For many people out there this wasn't a big enough step up from the N95.
S60 touch wont be realized until 2009. until then, start saving and keep your wallet intact.
It's just amazing how people are never satisfied.
"The screen isn't big enough. No touch screen, no xenon, the battery sucks, blah blah blah..."
Yet if Nokia were to add all this, here's what follows... "Oh it's too bulky, the design sucks, the price is too high, more blah blah blah..."
Once again, Nokia IS coming out with touch screen devices. Sorry they're not pushing out "clones" of the Iphone like everyone else just so you all can gloat. Nokia is mastering the their tactile feedback touch screen which will completely change the user experience.
And regarding the comments of how the Nokia N96 is a finger print magnet, what do you think will happen on your precious touch screens? The prints will magically disappear or the screen will self clean itself? Be real.
I just saw what you mean ying, quite interesting. It was a good idea and should be quite configurable if they make it how I think they did. I'm just overall disappointed with this device. There weren't enough improvements in critical areas. They were so excited with the runaway success of the N95 that they just decided to add more phones to the line-up, adding ONE feature at a time.
it's soooo cooooool, memory is huge
but the battery......!!??
boring except 16 gigs
i dun kno that why nokia isn't producing touch screen cell phone
im sure that nokia has a vast experince in line of smartphone but they r making bulk right now
no touch screen on big screen is simply rediculious
wake up nokia
im a N95 8gb owner.. what another sucks phone made... N96... short battery life, bad layout that leave finger prints... can u imagine to charge your phone everyday?! enhanced fuction but how you gonna enjoy while you out of battery?! Nokia should develope the battery before other function.. im a nokia fans but cannot deny that the products are become worse.. S.E are improving now.. or maybe a PDA phone may be the better choice too..
hope nokia can comes a better phone after this...
For those complaining that the Nokia N96 is no different from the Nokia N95, better yet a downgrade, here's some interesting things that should be considered.
Take notice that the Nokia N96 has a dedicated media key section on the face of the phone and of course on the slider part. I read posts calling Nokia stupid for doing that. Are they really? Or is it that you are the stupid one?
Take a look at the picture of the Nokia N96 in the upper left portion on your screen. Notice the media keys on the face are not persent. Just the "call, end call, multimedia, clear, and the two confirming" keys are present. Also take note of the slide position of the phone. Where they go?
Click into the extended pictures of the phone. Take a long, hard look at the three pictures of the Nokia N96. Notice anything about the media keys? I do. That's all I'm saying.
For those who finally catch it and believe it must be a photo error or whatever, watch the official Nokia N96 commercial and pay attention.
And what exactly does Worldwide Leader Nokia and news feeder Symbian-Freak lie about?
Oops. Hit the submit button by accident.
Anyways, moving on to the next topic which is directly based on the Nokia N96 and it's specs.
The dual LED flash.
The Nokia N96 uses high-current LEDs, which GREATLY differ from the low end LEDs you all compare xenon to.
Here's the article. I suggest you all read it.
For the people like r.0.c.k (i didn't forget your ignorant self) who's ability to decipher charts, graphs and text and then apply it is non existent, allow me to sum it up.
LEDs with a supercapacitor has many advantages over Xenon. The light energy generated by LED flash exceeds most xenon flashes. With supercapacitor-based LED Flash comparable to xenon in light energy, other attributes of the supercapacitor 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 supercapacitor 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.
For whomever posted this, "high capacity dual led". haha. nice marketing attempt but most people are smart enough not to fall for it. If it ain't used in professional high end cameras it aint good for photography... thus xenon rules!", is just as stupid. First of all, this isn't a high end camera, but a multimedia device. If you can say that, then i can say that high end camera sucks because you can't self edit pictures on the device nor add special effects. Same difference.
What you expect an article from symbian press to be unbiased?!Nokia and Symbian fill the web with complete lies.The sdk for Symbian is trully DREADFUL
I like it very much.N96 really unbelievable with 16Gb internal memory.
Seems like my previous posts regarding the Nokia N96 haven't satisfied the general audience. So I'm going to touch base on all the comments and concerns of this phone to clear everything up once and for all.
All direct arguments are welcome.
Concerning the comparison of the Apple Iphone and the Nokia N96 is utterly ridiculous. The two phones are total opposites: specs, O.S., functions, built, etc. This phone IS NOT in anyway way an "Iphone killer" or "the answer to Apple's Iphone" so please stop. Nokia has an answer to the crappy Iphone and its followers called the S60 Touch UI. Read this article and then honestly tell how great the Iphone and the copy cats are now.
is nokia doesn't have any plans of changing the OS to Windows Mobile.... besides nokia is a good celfone manufacturer...
boring cell except 16 gigs
i dun think dat y nokia is copying
not creating its quite similar to n95 & n81
the design n button layout exactly lik n81.the only problem of tis phone is will get lots of fingerprint on it.