Nokia has announced the launch of its new 3G network ready Nokia N96 SmartPhone, which is a dual-slide quad-band GSM Phone features 2.8-inch 16-million colors display, 16-GB of internal shared internal memory with microSD Card, 5.0 MP Digital Camera and secondary VGA camera, Real Media Player, FM Tuner, Bluetooth with A2DP, WiFi 802.11 b/g wireless LAN connection, built-in GPS receiver with Nokia Maps and ultrafast HSCSD wireless connection and EDGE connectivity options.
The quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, 3G HSDPA 2100 and 900 MHz and EDGE network along with HSCSD (High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data) network ready Nokia N96 mobilephone has 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches, 16 Million colours TFT display. The display is not a touchscreen and phone does not sport full qwerty keyboard.
A five-way directional button on the front of the device controls most of the mobilephone’s menus and features. The Nokia N96 is equipped with 264 MHz Dual ARM 9 Processor and it features Symbian OS S60 release 3.2 operating software.
The Nokia N96 smartphone comes with a massive 16-GB internal memory along with 128 MB of SDRAM and it supports microSD memory card with up to 8-GB maximum memory storage allowing a total of 24-GB internal memory . The main internal storage memory allows storage of unlimited phone numbers and handset also offers upto 30 days of dialed, received, and missed calls records.
The massive 24-GB (16+8) internal memory of the Nokia N96 smartphone is capable of storing up to 18000 standard compressed songs, up to 20,000 hi-res still images of full 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels), or up to 60 hours of medium compressed videos or 20 full length movies.
The new Nokia N96 smartphone also comes preloaded with Wave Secure software – a Symbian S60 OS unique security application which allows users to not only track their handset in case it is lost or stolen, but also allows wiping clean the data remotely from the device to prevent misuse, allowing remotely locking the device and track SIM card replacement in an event the device is stolen or lost. The Wave Secure application also allows users to create a complete backup for the data in phone via the Internet.
The Nokia N96 mobilephone features every possible options for data connection including GPRS Class 32 with upto 107 kbps speed connection, HSCDS (High speed Cable Data Service connection), EDGE Class 32 with upto 296kbps speed connection, 3G network connection with upto 3.6 Mbps data speed, WiFi 802.11 b/g wireless LAN connection with UPnP technology and wireless Bluetooth v2.0 connection with A2DP.
The wireless Bluetooth v2.0 connection with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) feature offered by new Nokia N96 smartphone allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free and in full stereo.
The EDGE network connection functionality offered by Nokia N96 mobilephone handset allows ultra fast data transmissions of upto 296 kbps speed, and faster downloads and file transfers, while Bluetooth technology enables communication with other Bluetooth compatible devices and gadgets such as color printers, PDAs and laptops for instant sync-ups, data transfer and print jobs in a flash.
Available in Gloss Black colors, the Nokia N96 mobile phone is also equipped with standard fast USB v2.0 port (miniUSB port) which is used for both power recharging and PC connectivity for data exchange.
The Nokia N96 smartphone also sports an integrated Digital Video Broadcast Handheld (DVB-H) receiver supporting Live Broadcast Mobile TV with impressive audio quality and the ability to record live TV.
National TV broadcaster, the Doordarshan, has recently launched its DVB-H Mobile TV services in Delhi region with initial offering of 8 popular free-to-air DD channels which includes DD National, DD News, DD Sports, DD Bharati, DD Urdu, DD Punjabi, DD Bangla, and DD Podhigai, supported on DVB-H compliant handsets like Nokia N92.
The Nokia N96 mobile phone also supports MMS (Multimedia Message Service) for Multimedia text messaging allowing sounds, pictures, animations and formatted text in SMS message and its integrated image blog features allows sharing photos instantly by directly posting them onto any blog site. The powerful and intuitive active toolbar interface provides a one-touch selection to effortlessly send photos via email, Bluetooth connectivity or MMS, print or upload them onto an Internet community.
The Nokia N96 mobile phone offers advanced 5.0 Megapixel digital camera having Carl Zeiss optics with maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels and upto 20x digital zoom option. The digital camera also sports integrated flash ( 2 LED system) with automatic on/off feature and has autofocus feature.
The supported still image formats includes JPEG, JPEG2000, EXIF 2.2, GIF 87/89, PNG, BMP (W-BMP), MBM, and SVG . A second VGA resolution camera having 640 x 480 pixels resolution allows video calling.
In addition, Nokia N96 mobilephone allows DVD-like quality video recording in VGA format (640 x 480 pixels) in 30 fps, CIF format in 352 x 288 pixels, QCIF format in 176 x 144 pixels or SubQCIF: 128 x 96 pixels resolution in 15 frames per second (fps). The captured video can also be edited on the mobile phone itself.
The Nokia N96 mobilephone also sports built-in GPS receiver with integrated Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS) that links to both satellites and local networks for navigation and it comes with pre-installed Nokia Maps v2.0 application and free downloadable maps of over 100 countries. The Nokia Map v2.0 software includes maps of 8 Indian cities with 52 categories of points of interest allowing users access places, travel destinations, bars/cafes/restaurants and hotel locations for local usage. The handset also offers a unique feature viz location tagger that allows users automatically tag location details with pictures (like date and time etc) along with the geographical coordinates data.
Nokia N96 is PictBridge ready allowing transfer photos directly to compatible printer or kiosk via integrated Bluetooth wireless connection, memory card or directly to PictBridge compliant printer via USB cable. The handset also sports integrated print application which is quick and easy to use requiring no installation.
The new Nokia N96 smartphone also sports integrated Media Player from Real Media which supports most of the popular audio formats including WMA, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, M4A, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, 64 polyphonic MIDI, RealAudio Voice, RealAudio v7, RealAudio v8, and RealAudio v10. The mobilephone also offers 5-channel graphic equalizer with integrated stereo speakers and allows easy transfer of music from compatible PC or notebook PC using Nokia Music Manager software.
Nokia N96 comes preloaded with 50 music videos including a mix of 100 evergreen Hindi movie songs and about 100 odd English chartbuster in addition to few Hindi Bollywood blockbuster movie. In addition, the N96 handset is expected to come with three N-Gage games free with an unlimited license on for the 3rd edition of Asphalt Urban.
Only 18 mm thick Nokia N96 smartphone also features Real Media video player supporting H.263, MPEG-4, H.264 AVC, Real Video format files along with Flash v3.0. In addition, the handset also features FM Tuner with Visual radio.
Weighing just 125 gms, the Nokia N96 comes with document viewer supporting Microsoft Document Viewers for Ms Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint. In addition, the smartphone also allows Photo Editor, Video Editor and PDF viewer software.
Some other features of Nokia N96 smartphone includes – integrated TV-Out port, 3.5 mm audio outpur port, voice command and dialing, voice memo recording, built-in Image viewer with picture editing software, built-in handsfree Speakerphone, full screen HTML Browser, WAP v2.0 with xHTML browser, Java MIDP 2.0 support, picture caller ID, applications such as calendar, currency converter, alarm clock, auto keypad lock, stop watch, Java 2.0, Push Real-time Email, supports POP3, IMAP, and SMTP protocols and preloaded polyphonic ringtones with ringtone composing application.
Nokia N96 mobile phone is equipped with 950 mAh (BL-5F) Standard battery, which can provide upto 200 hrs of standby and 3 hrs of talk time.
Nokia N96 Smartphone Featrues
- Quad-band GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- 3G HSDPA 2100, 900 MHz
- 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8-inch, 16 Million Colours TFT display
- 16-GB internal shared internal memory
- microSD Memory Card Support, Hot-swapable, Upto 8-GB
- 128-MB SDRAM
- 256-MB Storage Memory
- Unlimited entries phonebook, Photo ID call, upto 30 days received, dialed and missed call record
- Ringtones – Polyphonic 64 channels, MP3, and AAC
- Symbian OS v9.3, S60
- Dual ARM 9 CPU, 264 MHz
- 5.0 Megapixels digital camera, 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution, Carl Zeiss Optics, autofocus, 20X digital zoom
- Video recording, VGA format: 640 x 480 pixels at 30fps
- Secondary VGA resolution camera for videocalling
- Media Player, Supporting MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA and MPEG4 file formats
- FM Stereo Radio with RDS
- GPRS Class 32, 107 kbps
- EDGE Class 32, 296 kbps
- 3G, HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
- WiFi 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN connection
- Bluetooth v2.0 + A2DP
- USB v2.0 microUSB port
- SMS, MMS, Email
- Ringtones – Polyphonic (64 channels), True Tones, MP3
- Built-in GPS Receiver, Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS)
- DVB-H 470-702 MHz TV Broadcast Receiver
- 3.5mm Audio output port
- TV-Out Port
- Java 2.0 Downlodable
- Push Real-time Email (POP3, IMAP, and SMTP)
- Real Player, Supports MPEG4, H264, H263, RealVideo and Flash 3 video file formats
- Microsoft Document Viewers for Word, Excel and Powerpoint, Photo Editor, Video Editor
- Built-in handsfree Speakerphone
- WAP v2.0, xHTML Browser
- Voice Memo, Voice Command / Dialing
- Li-ion 950 mAh (BL-5F) Standard battery
Stand-by: 200 hrs
Talk time: 3 hrs
- Dimension: 103 x 55 x 18 mm
- Weight: 125 gms
3G network ready Nokia N96 Smartphone featuring 5.0 MP camera, WiFi 802.11 wireless LAN, GPS receiver with A-GPS and DVB-H broadcast receiver would be available in India from 1st September 2008 for and estimated price of Rs. 35,000 with one year warranty. Visit www.nserise.com for more details. The phone can be prebooked at nokia.co.in/n96 at Rs. 4,000 initial payment.