Nokia Officially Announces N95 8GB for N. America

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Confirming earlier rumors, Nokia said today it is going to release a version of the N95 8GB with support for the 3G wreless networks used in N. America.

There’s already a version of the Nokia N95 with 8 GB of internal storage available in the U.S., and there’s one that offers the cellular-wireless frequencies used in N. America, but  there isn’t one that has both these features. However,  this will soon change.

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Nokia  announced today that a N. American version of its flashship smartphone will go on sale at some point during the first quarter of this year.

It will sell for  $750. Nokia will be offering this device directly to the public; it will not be offered through any wireless telecom.

An Overview of the Nokia N95

The N95 has 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.

This Symbian smartphone’s two-way slider concept makes it easy to switch between different modes. A numeric keypad 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.

A microSD slot provides additional storage capacity.

The N95 is a GSM/GPRS phone with support for EDGE, as well as 3G networks. Support for additional frequencies in the upcoming version will allow U.S. users to connect to  networks using the 3G standards UMTS and HSDPA.

It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

A GPS receiver and built-in stereo speakers round out this model.

More information on this Symbian smartphone can be found on Nokia’s web site.

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