April 04, 2008
The Nokia N95 8GB...
The fine people over at WOM World recently sent me a Nokia N95 8GB (just on loan for two weeks so that I could check it out). The N95 GB is a nearly $700-$800 cell phone, depending on whether you get it with a plan or not. (Ok, ok. Are you breathing again?) But, for $800, you don’t just get a phone… The N95 8GB has 8GB of internal memory, 128MB RAM, a 5-megapixel camera that can take stills or record video (with a flash, zoom, and a whole bunch of “manual” features), video call capability, an FM radio receiver, GPS, support for a variety of audio codecs, Java and Flash support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, infrared, A/V output, and more…
I’ve only just opened the package, so I’m not going to post a full review right now. My first impression is that the N95 8GB seems to be pretty slick. Aside from a slightly brickish form-factor, the user-interface is pretty intuitive and (for a cell phone) the buttons are all easily accessible and feel pretty responsive. The slider aspect of the phone (to access the number/text pad — slide up — or the media player controls — slide down) seems a fragile, but honestly, I’m not sure how many people have handled this phone before me.
With the advent of Apple‘s iPhone, I wonder why companies continue to make all-in-one phones with limited internal memory, no touchscreen capabilities, and without additional memory card slots. Still, the N95 8GB is a small, easy-to-pocket phone and media player with a bunch of features. While I haven’t dived into all of the functionality yet, it looks very promising. I’m really looking forward to seeing how well it connects with and accentuates my N810.
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