Nokia has announced that it is adding some new models to its N series of consumer-oriented smartphones, which includes a couple of devices with cutting-edge features. One has a 5-megapixel camera, while another sports an 8 GB hard drive.
Both these devices will be based on S60 user interface running on the Symbian OS.
The N95 will have Carl Zeiss optics on its 5 megapixel camera, allowing users to capture print quality photos and DVD-like quality video clips. These can either be played on its 2.6-inch QVGA display or on a compatible television thanks to the device’s TV out feature and support for Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology.
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This smartphone’s innovative 2-way slide concept will make it easy to switch between different modes. A numeric keypad will slides out from one end of the device while dedicated media keys can slide out from the opposite direction, converting the display into full screen landscape mode.
The N95 will be a GSM/GPRS phone with support for EDGE, WCDMA, and HSDPA networks. It will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
A GPS receiver, built-in stereo speakers, and a miniSD card slot will round out this model.
The Nokia N95 is expected to start shipping during the first quarter of 2007 at an estimated unsubsidized retail price of 550 euros.
Nokia N91 8 GB
The N91 isn’t a new device; it’s been on the market for some time. Nokia, however, has just announced that it is doubling the size of this smartphone’s internal hard drive to 8 GB.
Not surprisingly, this device has been designed to make it easy to use as a music player, including dedicated buttons for controlling its audio software.
The Nokia N91 8 GB is expected to be available by end of this year. It will cost 550 euros without subsidy.