Nokia N95 is breathtaking

Forget the N73 (which is a really amazing phone), the phone to buy (or take on contract) is the upcoming Nokia N95. It is one of those devices which you have to check on because it sounds like a hoax and yet it isn’t. Take a look at this ad while I take a breath and calm down a little:

This phone has its all and its release is a sure sign that Nokia is no longer messing about with mediocrity when it designs its higher end devices. They have even stopped referring to these devices as mobile phones. Instead they are now called multimedia computers. The N95 has a wealth of features that include HSDPA (that is the next generation of 3G/UMTS), WiFi, a built in GPS system, 150MB of internal memory, support for hot-swappable mini-SD cards and a 5 mega-pixel camera that is perfect for snapping photos you’d like to upload to your Flickr account. To add to this, the device runs on the 3rd release of Nokia’s Series 60 platform and is supposed to be quite a bit quicker than its predecessors.

Full specifications are at GSM Arena. Reading these specifications I can understand what the people at Engadget meant when they said the following in their post on the N95:

We’re still struggling with a spat of fainting fits across the Engadget HQ, but that Nokia N95 pre-release info leak last night wasn’t no hearsay. Nokia just dropped their complete fanboy specsheet of a S60 phone in the Nokia N95 today, including a 5 megapixel camera, integrated GPS, 802.11g WiFi, HSDPA, microSD, 150MB of internal memory and pretty much any other spec you could ever care to have stuffed into your phone by a Finnish "multimedia computer" manufacturer. The 2.6-inch QVGA screen should provide plenty of room to partake in all this specification glory, and there’s a full-on 3.5mm audio jack to enjoy your multimedia in a convenient manner. Of course, that 550 euro pricetag ($700 US) wasn’t no joke neither, but luckily we have until Q1 ’07 — that’s when they’re busting this thing out in Europe — to get all practiced up on our petty thievery. Keep reading for the pr0n.

To add insult to injury, here is a Gizmodo video showing the phone in action. I have to stop drooling …

If you are looking for a smartphone with it all (the main reason I am not dropping my iPod is because it will take a lot more than the most amazing smartphone I have ever seen to get me to abandon my iPod) then this is what you have been waiting for. Of course waiting for this baby to be released will give us time to assess the much anticipated iPhone (when it comes out).

For more sites that discuss the N95, you can take a look at my del.icio.us page on the N95.

Ok, you can start breathing again …

This is a repost from Neuvo.

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Paul

Enthusiast, writer, strategist, web developer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

39 Comments

  1. […] Why would you do such a thing?  Well consider the emergence of a new generation of powerful mobile devices like the upcoming Nokia N95 which typically have powerful digital cameras which you can use to capture still photos and video and high speed connectivity options like 3G, HSDPA and WiFi.  This combination means that mobile devices can become pretty effective personal content publishing tools.  The applications could be personal (you may see something that interests you and want to post it to your blog, photo or video sharing site) or professional.  The point is that it is becoming easier and easier to publish your content from your mobile device and these two services help make that much easier. […]

  2. […] This is basically a replacement at an iPod nano level.  While Macworld is far from over, I think this paves the way for a true widescreen iPod on a par with the bigger capacity iPod.  I am probably not going to pass over my planned Nokia N95 for this gorgeous device but, man, Apple fanboy heaven. […]

  3. so, when will it be available in South Africa?

    im due for upgrade, so i wanna know!!

  4. so, when will it be available in South Africa?

    im due for upgrade, so i wanna know!!

  5. I have heard that it will be available from Nashua Mobile from the end of this month, it will be available on the MTN Pro call 300 and above package. I have placed my order and am porting to MTN and upgrading my contract at the end of this month.

    Good by Vodacom, I wish I could say that I will miss you.

  6. I have heard that it will be available from Nashua Mobile from the end of this month, it will be available on the MTN Pro call 300 and above package. I have placed my order and am porting to MTN and upgrading my contract at the end of this month.

    Good by Vodacom, I wish I could say that I will miss you.

  7. I have heard that it will be available from Nashua Mobile from the end of this month, it will be available on the MTN Pro call 300 and above package. I have placed my order and am porting to MTN and upgrading my contract at the end of this month.

    Good by Vodacom, I wish I could say that I will miss you.

  8. Hi Anon

    I have heard a similar thing from my service provider. I actually have 3 orders at three shops for the phone which is expected next week. I believe the cost on a ProCall 300 is R1 000 or so.

  9. Hi Anon

    I have heard a similar thing from my service provider. I actually have 3 orders at three shops for the phone which is expected next week. I believe the cost on a ProCall 300 is R1 000 or so.

  10. Hi Anon

    I have heard a similar thing from my service provider. I actually have 3 orders at three shops for the phone which is expected next week. I believe the cost on a ProCall 300 is R1 000 or so.

  11. Hi there

    I am not too sure where you could pick one up. It seems that these phones are a little hard to come by at the moment.

  12. Hi there

    I am not too sure where you could pick one up. It seems that these phones are a little hard to come by at the moment.

  13. Hi there

    I am not too sure where you could pick one up. It seems that these phones are a little hard to come by at the moment.

  14. What is the current cash price of the nokia n95 in south africa, and whats the cheapest cash price of the same phone and where? I heard on virgin mobile its arnd r8000

  15. What is the current cash price of the nokia n95 in south africa, and whats the cheapest cash price of the same phone and where? I heard on virgin mobile its arnd r8000

  16. What is the current cash price of the nokia n95 in south africa, and whats the cheapest cash price of the same phone and where? I heard on virgin mobile its arnd r8000

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