NOKIA N96 : 16GB Memory, 5 MP Camera, HSDPA Phone - Review & Specifications

Nokia N96, a multimedia computer truly optimized for video and TV. The new Nokia N96 is the successor to the feature packed N95. Users will not be disappointed with the numerous features packed into this compact phone. This mobile phone from Nokia functions as a dual slider. If you slide the display down the user will reveal multimedia buttons like play and stop.

With a large 2.8” screen, 16 gigabytes of internal memory and support for high-quality videos in a wide range of formats, the dual-slide Nokia N96 represents an exciting new chapter in mobile media. The Nokia N96 multimedia computer is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008 with an estimated sales price of approximately 550 Euros before subsidies or taxes.

The storage capacity of the Nokia N96 can even be further expanded with an optional microSD card, such as the new Nokia 8GB microSDHC Card MU-43 which increases the available memory of the Nokia N96 to a total of 24 GB. For added convenience, the Nokia N96 features a ‘kickstand’ on the back cover that allows for hands-free viewing.

Accessing internet videos is quick and simple. The Nokia N96 supports common video formats including MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video, making favourite videos easy to view. Transferring and accessing videos is even faster with the high-speed USB 2.0 connection and WLAN and HSDPA support. In select markets, the integrated DVB-H receiver offers live broadcast TV with an automatically updating program guide. The massive memory can store up to 40 hours of video content.

For a superb music experience, the Nokia N96 features media keys, a 3.5 mm headphone connector and built-in 3D stereo speakers. The Nokia Maps application offers richer maps with urban details and satellite views and has upgrade options such as City Guides, turn-by-turn pedestrian mode and voice-guided car navigation.

The Nokia N96 boasts a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, flash and video light. It allows DVD-like quality video capture at 30 frames per second. Further, with the integrated A-GPS, consumers can now ‘geotag’ their pictures with location data and share them with their online communities.

The Nokia Video Center offers one place to discover and access a variety of mobile content ranging from movie trailers and comedy to news from world-leading content brands such as YouTube, Reuters, and Sony Pictures. The catalogue of internet video feeds is continually expanded with more regional and country specific content.

Nokia N96 Technical Specification :

Network / Connectivity / Data
Networks GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Bluetooth V2.0 with A2DP
Infrared Yes
Wi-Fi(WLAN) Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
USB Yes, V 2.0

Type TFT Display, 16M colors
Size 2.8 inches
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels

Physical Design
Dimensions (W x D x H) 103 x 55 x 18 mm
Weight 125 g
Colours Black

Inbuilt memory 16 GB
RAM 128 MB
ROM 256 MB
Expansion slot microSD

Operating System Symbian OS
Max. Talk Time 3 hrs 40 min
Max. Stand By Time 220 hrs

Inbuilt Camera Yes
Camera Resolution 5 Megapixel
Camera Features Video recording, Digital zoom, Auto focus, Flash
Secondary Video call camera Yes

Voice Recorder Yes
Web Browser Yes
Picture Editor Yes
Stereo FM radio with RDS Yes
Media Player Yes

Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion
Built in GPS receiver Yes
Extra Multimedia features DVB-H, TV-out, A-GPS, 3.5 mm audio output jack
Other features Calculator, Calendar, Reminders, Organizer, Office document viewer