Nokia is launching three new N-series phones in the next few months. There isn’t anything on the Nokia site just yet but Gizmodo and Infosync World have some enticing tidbits. These phones are designated N72, N73 and N92. I am pretty keen on the N73. Here is a brief description of the three phones:
This little bunny has a 2 megapixel camera, Nokia’s new music software, a built-in FM radio and supports uploads directly to Flickr! Now that is handy for a camera phone!
As I mentioned already, I like this model most of the three new phones. According to Gizmodo:
The Nokia N73 at right also has the 3.2 MP Zeiss Lens plus a 2.4 inch display, and is meant for users who want to capture quality multimedia but also want their device to be easily pocketable—as you might gather from the photo on top, the N93 is somewhat of a behemoth. It functions on 3G or quadband EDGE/GSM networks, has an FM radio and digital music player, a VGA camera on front for video calls and is expected in July.
The one thing I would like to see in this phone is support not just for 3G but for HSDPA and for that reason I may not bother with this one. Otherwise, it looks like a pretty cool phone. I especially like that I can upload to Flickr with this phone.
This model is pretty big, comparatively speaking, and clearly a device intended for a mobile multimedia experience:
The Nokia N93 in the photo above might just be the first device made for serious mobile videoblogging—it takes MPEG-4 VGA video capture at 30 fps, records audio in stereo and has digital stabilization to avoid shaky capture. It features a 3.2 MP (2048×1536 pixels) camera with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 3x optical zoom (20x digital zoom), an active toolbar like you see on many digital cameras that displays details like white balance and exposure, and dedicated shutter, zoom and flash keys. Video and photos can be edited on the N93 and uploaded uncompressed via email, Bluetooth or to blogs or Flickr; multimedia can also be shown on compatible TVs via the included cable or wirelessly over integrated WLAN and UPnP. It runs on WLAN, 3G (WCDMA 2100 MHz), EDGE and GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) networks, runs on Symbian OS 9 and S60 3rd Edition like all new Nseries phones and should be available July 2006 for €550.
According to Infosync World:
Taking a design cue from its N92 TV phone, Nokia today unveiled the N93, pitching the handset as the ‘ultimate mobile device for spontaneous video recording’. Equipped with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 3x optical zoom, the handset is capable of shooting stills at resolutions up to 3.2 Megapixels and recording video in MPEG4 format at VGA resolution and 30 FPS. Sharing capabilities include the ability to upload recorded content to online albums such as Flickr, Typepad blogs through Nokia Lifeblog, or alternatively direct-to-TV output.
It looks a little chunky and if some of Nokia’s other models are anything to go by, it will probably be quite a big sucker. Not quite for me although I do like that it will interface with Flickr and TypePad, two services I use quite a lot.