A guide to the Nokia N Series

Posted: March 9, 2006 in Cellphones

Thinking about what the hoopla surrounding the Nokia N-Series is? Want to know what unique features Nokia is introducing in the highly coveted N-Series? Here’s the Oober Guide that rounds up the basic features being introduced by Nokia in their newest phones.

Nokia firmly believes in bringing the world to the user and now it’s going bring to users a slew of phones jam-packed with multimedia features. Already, some of the new N-Series phones such as the N90, N91, etc. have created a stir and now Nokia will introduce even more phones. With the kind of technology they offer, these phones will make you drool, to say the least. But first, let’s look at some of the features that these phones bring to the table.

Some of the features that these next gen phones will include the ability to watch TV, stream music, send e-mails with attachments and all that “connect-share-feel good�? hunky dory using 3 letter mumbo-jumbo such as UPnP, WLAN and 3G. So what are these phones that have aroused everyone’s curiosity? Let’s take a look.

The Nokia N71

The Nokia N71 seems as if it is your average looking clam-shell phone. But don’t let it fool you. It comes with the latest 3G technology and a high-resolution color display (320 x 240 pixels, up to 262,144 colors), a new Nokia Web Browser, stereo FM radio with support for Visual Radio, support for digital music and videos, expandable internal memory up to 2 GB, and a 2 Mega pixel camera. The N71 is also a part of the Nokia XpressMusic family.

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The Nokia N80

Based on the 7650 and the N91, the N80 features a sliding mechanism to hide the keypad, leaving only the softkeys and joystick exposed. It weighs 134 grams and here is another first, it qualifies as the first quad band handset geared to work on 3G (WCDMA 1900 or 2100), WLAN, EDGE and four GSM bands (850/900/1800/1900). The phone also supports the new Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map; incorporates a nice high resolution display (352 x 416 pixels, up to 262,144 colors) and also includes MPEG4 AVC decoding support for high quality video streaming. But wait, the list doesn’t end there; the phone also includes a 3 Mega pixel camera, CIF video capture with built-in video stabilization, 40 MB internal memory with expansion up to 2 GB, digital music player, stereo FM radio, and support for Visual Radio as well. The N80 too is part of the Nokia XpressMusic range. So much for the geekazoids, phew!

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The Nokia N80 and the Nokia N71 are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2006; at estimated sales prices of 500 Euros and 400 Euros respectively.

The Nokia N92

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Nokia claims that its N92 is the world’s first mobile device with built-in DVB-H receiver, making it possible for users to watch and record live TV at any time. Good news for people who are stuck in mundane places like the board room, the auditorium, the conference room, the golf course and how can I forget, the loo? Jokes apart the DVB-H is a leading mobile-TV broadcasting technology, which enables low-cost delivery of high-quality broadcast programs, to mass audiences. So now, both the “Haves�? and the “Have Nots�? can tune in. Only the network needs to support it. This will be only a matter of time.

With the N92 users can set reminders, subscribe to TV channel packages, watch their favorite TV programs, and create personal channel lists. The screen is an absolute beauty with a 2.8-inch anti-glare QVGA screen with; hold your breath, 16 million colors! Additionally, it comes with the new Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map, FM radio with Visual Radio support, expandable internal memory up to 2 GB, a 2 Mega pixel camera(I suspect that is a Carl Zeiss product), and a range of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, infrared, Blue-tooth and USB 2.0. This is also an XpressMusic device.

The Nokia N92 is slated to be available in mid-2006, in Europe, Africa and Asia, at an estimated sales price of 600 Euros.
So much for your entertainment, your “Techness�?

Now hope and pray that your network starts supporting these features else you will not be able to make full use of these beauties. These phones should do well in Europe where advanced networks already exist. Nokia is flexing its muscle in order to fight the competition and the results seem nothing short of spectacular. So let the fight begin

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