It seems that Nokia is quite aggressive on the phone launch lately, sticking to the N80 form, comes the lighter yet (more loaded) N95. It simply just give me second thoughts of continuing to wait to purchase the super outdated and overdue Benq-Siemens P51 (which still spots a 1.3MP camera, but runs WM OS and had GPS) given the rapid specs race in the mobile phone industry. Luckily I didn’t go for the Dopod 838 Pro or the Sony Ericsson P990i Nokia N95 last month as there are so many interesting options now, esp with 5MP shooters starting with the LG KG920.
I believe I must make a stand now: my next phone must be able to record video at 640×480 @ 30fps minimum (so that will bring about a 3.2MP camera at least and reducing the need to get a dedicated video camera) have FM radio, Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS, WM OS and a hardware keyboard preferred (or a form similar to the P990i) if not I would be downgrading! Seems that the fine line between phones, still & video cameras are indeed fading now. You will meet the N95 only on the planned release date of Q1 2007 in Asia. Expected retails prices should loom around at least $900SGD without contract for initial release.
- Slider Keypad form factor
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 2100MHz
- Symbian OS
- 99mm x 53mm x 19mm
- 8.75 days standby time (2.5/3.5 hours talk time, GSM/UMTS)
- 2.6″ 16M color TFT, 240×320 res
- POP/IMAP4/SMTP Email
- 5 megapixel with Carl Zeiss Tessar Lens
- Video Capture 640×480 @ 30fps
- Secondary QVGA Video Call Camera
- Memory 160MB ROM, microSD expansion (Up to 2GB cards currently)
- Bluetooth with A2DP
- Wi-fi a/b/g
- Java Installable Apps/Games
- Polyphonics & stereo speakers
- MP3/AAC/W4A/WMA Music player
- Dedicated reverse slide up Music buttons
- Hardware FM radio
- Dual Speakerphone
Here is an update from Allsymbian.com, updates in BOLD:
Nokia will announce the Nokia N95 its newest S60 3rd Edition multimedia computer or as Nokia say ‘it is what computers have become’. The N95 features an innovative double slide design with multimedia controls and a keypad on opposite end of the phones.
The N95 is Nokia’s first HSDPA (3.5G) device, but also boasts WiFi, WCDMA, quad-band GSM, Bluetooth, IrDA and USB 2.0 connectivity (via mini USB connector). Other hardware features include a 5 megapixel camera, a built in GPS, TV-Out, 3.5mm audio jack, a MicroSD memory card slot and 150MB of internal memory. At 99mm x 20mm x 53mm (90cc) the N95 packs an impressively amount into a small space. Read on for more details and pictures.
HSPDA is the next generation in cellular connectivity. The N95 is a category 6 HSPDA device which means it is up to 10 times faster that WCDMA or 3G (This is largely network dependant, check with your operator for such offered services. HSPDA is currently not available in Singapore)
The 5.0 megapixel camera uses Carl Zeiss Optics with autofocus and digital zoom with a dedicated 2 stage capture button on the side of the phone. Video capture at near DVD quality is also supported.
A GPS is integrated into the device with anticipated accuracy of around 10m (satellite signal permitting). The devices will ship with an application called Maps which has global overview maps built in. More detailed maps (with coverage over more than 100 different countries available) can be downloaded for free from an online server.
The N95 uses S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 and as such includes version 2.0 of the opensource Nokia web browser (supports WML, XHTML and HTML in one browser), Flash Lite 2.0, FOTA (firmware over the air updates) and more.