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01
Jan
09

Nokia n97 video

01
Jan
09

Nokia N97

Nokia N- 97 review

Nokia n97 is an Nseries handset, but the N97 carves a new space in the otherwise blurred realm between smart phone and laptop – a product built on a foundation of rock solid mobile principles, Nokia innovations, and tangible new technologies, pushed to the extreme and embodied in a slimline pocket shell.

The feature list about the phone is as follows

The most stand-out feature of the N97 is its full QWERTY keyboard, hidden behind a 3.5-inch wide screen 16:9 touch display that tilts smartly above the keys. Both control methods neatly coexist and are tailored to ensure every experience, be it messaging, social, entertainment-focused or otherwise, are manageable via the most instinctive physical tool set available. The touchscreen promises to be exploited to full effect, even when inactive, courtesy of a new home screen that automatically sucks in live information via custom widgets sat on a S60 5th Edition backbone.

The N97 has a 32GB of on-board storage, double that of any mobile device currently in existence, and can take up to another 16GB via microSD, enabling it to become a portable multi-media computer with 48GB memory. Use this for music, movies, photos and N-Gage games or whatever you like. And an important point which should be kept in mind with multimedia mobile devices is the battery life. Nokia N97 promises to kick out up to 37 hours of music and 4.5 hours of video.(WOW)

Using A-GPS, N97 is automatically senses where it is at any given time. The benefit being that you’ll be able to tap into local services with ease and share your social location with friends minus any extra fiddling or fuss.

A 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and dual LED flash, GPS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, stereo Bluetooth and a 3.5mm headphone jack are other features of the phone.

It’s expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2009 with a €550 ($693) price tag attached to it excluding tax and subsidies.

It looks like mobile phone industry and all the top leading mobile phone companies are up with the competition for leading in smart phones segments, few Months back we have seen that Apple Inc. Launched IPhone 3G, Than it was Blackberry Bold’s turn to spread the E-business Solution, and later on Palm Centro and AT&T HTC Smart Phones were introduced. Now we have seen Samsung even launched their New Smart phone “OMINIA” in the competition with Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1. So the market is quite a bit on high, as Nokia Unveiled their new touch screen which will be launched as Nokia N97 Touch screen. It is expected to be the greatest release from Nokia’s N series mobile phones. Mobile Critics are describing it as it’s a follow up release of Nokia 5800 Xpress Music touch Screen phone. One of the Major features of Nokia N97 will be having is the 3.5 inch wide touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.nokia-n971

Nokia N97 Touch Screen Overview: 

Nokia N97 Design:  Only one word come out, when we describe and talk about the design of N97 is “Brilliant”. It seems a bit similar to Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X1, but has a lot different design elements which can clearly make it a different one all together. Nokia N97 looks like it is inspired from many smart phones like apple’s IPhone, Samsung’s Omnia,  Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1, and HTC touch Smart, or even Google’s G1 as far as comparison is concerned on the basis of design inspirations. The Most Impressive element of Nokia N97 design is the 3.5 inch wide touch screen, makes it a perfect looking smart phone which suite best to make it an advance mini laptop smart phone on the go. It’s a Brilliant 3.5 inch sliding Tilt display, nourished by nice live personalized screen with many widgets. The keypad of Nokia N97 is designed to keep the computer keyboard element in mind, as it has easy typing interface with QWERT keyboard for the wide screen to make it useable as a laptop. Colour kit wise we are not sure, because its early previews have only silver white edition, which is really looking good and adapting to its design and structure, as well as with the slide touch Screen and QWERTY Keyboard.

Features & Performances: I’m really impressed with these new exciting features of Nokia N97, even though its demo that we have been gone through, but still it really looks promising. The newly launched refined Symbion OS is worked on, & upgraded to make it work perfectly with the Nokia N97 touch screen interface and widgets. When we Compare Nokia N97 with the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music demo version, the Nokia N97 interface is quite fast and responsive. You can barely see any waiting signs when you’re navigating the Symbian OS. The user interface on the Nokia N97 is also quite new but is still very user-friendly. They have also included lots of new widgets with which you can play around. On the other way, when we talk about internet connectivity, its inbuilt browser is pretty handy as its user friendly and has really good improved fast navigation features. The Nokia N97 also supports TV Out so you guys can watch you videos and movies on your home theatres and LCD Screens. Nokia n97 also has WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, and a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

Messaging and Connectivity:  Nokia N97 is designed to suit your E-business and Multimedia needs and ready to go connectivity environment to send your messages and access to your emails. As we mentioned key layout is made to keep in mind the Business factor and quick typing of messages and emails. It provides quick access to your email accounts, and users can also create their own excel, word or PowerPoint Documents for Nokia N97 to send them through mails. Now talking about its internet connectivity abilities and speed factor, Nokia N97 is power packed with 3g connection, for your ready to go online access, with inbuilt excellent Nokia browser support, which includes almost all features like bookmarking, websites feeds move back and on etc, which really makes it easy to navigate and access online.

Camera and Multimedia: Nokia N97 has a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, which is pretty nice as well as Picture and image quality is good enough as it resolution is good for quick snap shot. Now about Multimedia features, the Nokia N97 is power pack multimedia house. its speakers are able to produce great quality sound which is quite good enough for those people which love music on the go. It has windows media player with Video playback MPEG-4 / SP and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,

Technical Details of Nokia N97:

System:
WCDMA 900/1900/2100 (HSDPA),
EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

User Interface:
S60 5th Edition

Dimensions:
117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm* mm (L x W x H)
*18.25 mm at camera area

Weight:
Approx. 150 g

Display:
3.5 inches TFT with up to 16 million colours HD 16:9 widescreen (640×360 pixels)

Battery:
Nokia Battery BP-4L

Memory:
Up to 48GB (32 GB on-board memory, plus 16GB expansion via microSD memory card slot)

Video playback:
MPEG-4 / SP and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,
RealVideo up to QCIF @ 30 fps
Windows Media (WMV9) up to CIF @ 30 fps
Flash Lite 3.0 / Flash Video in internet

Music playback:
MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA

Camera Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar™

Image capture:
Up to 5 megapixels (2584 x 1938)
JPEG/EXIF (16.7 million/24-bit color)

Video capture:
MPEG-4 VGA (640 x 480) at up to 30 fps

Aperture:
F2.8

Focal length:
5.4 mm

Flash:
Dual LED camera flash and video light

Operating Times

Talk time: Up to 320 min (3G), 400 min (GSM)
Standby time: Up to 400 hrs (3G), 430 hrs (GSM)
Video playback: Up to 4,5 hours (offline mode)
Music playback: Up to 37 hours (offline mode)

Connectivity & Data Services

• WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g with UPnP support
• World-class game titles with N-Gage
• Micro-USB connector, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
• 3.5mm stereo headphone plug and TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)
• Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio, enhanced data rates (EDR)
• GPS receiver with support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)

10
Dec
08

iphone

01
Dec
08

Preview Nokia 5800

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The 5800 maintains Nokia’s reputation for creating powerful and feature-rich multimedia mobile devices. The breadth and scope of its multimedia functionality out of the box is extremely impressive, even more so considering this is a mid-tier device. The large screen and touch interaction of the 5800 are not multimedia features in themselves; they do not add any extra capabilities to the device itself. However, as we shall see in the next section of this preview, they do have a marked impact on the multimedia experience for the consumer.

With its XpressMusic moniker, it’ll be no surprise that the 5800 is an extremely capable music device. It ticks the important boxes on the hardware front: 3.5 mm audio jack, fast USB transfers (Hi-speed), stereo Bluetooth (A2DP, AVRCP), stereo speakers, and decent capacity (8GB out of the box). The stereo speakers are able to output a surprising high volume, though the sound quality is best at half-volume. Sound quality is very good, though, as ever, you’ll need to replace the in-box headphones to make the most of it.

Music player has been touch-enabled (toolbar buttons: back, play/pause, forward and movable track time indicator), but otherwise has the same layout as recent Nseries devices. Divided between the music library and ‘now playing’ section, it is a feature rich, but easy to use application. 8-channel editable equalizer presets, setting for bass booster, balance and stereo widening, comprehensive playlist management and editing, and auto-updating music library are all present. It supports a good range of formats: mp3, wma, aac, aac+, and wav which means it’s easy to ‘side load’ existing music collections.

The 5800 ships with Nokia’s equivalent of iTunes, Nokia Music (a music client for Windows), which provides comprehensive music management and transfer tools for the PC. Getting music onto a Nokia phone has never been so easy – it is a first rate program. Nokia Music also provides easy access to the Nokia Music store on the PC for downloading new music tracks. In this, it is mirrored by the Music store application on the phone which gives access on the move. With its PC client and Music Store now established, Nokia now has an excellent all round music experience for consumers and the 5800 is going to be the first S60 handset to benefit from this out of the box.

The 5800 will be available as a Comes with Music device. This gives Nokia a significant hook to lure new users to its music ecosystem. One way to look at it is this: for roughly the same price you have a choice between an iPod Touch and a Comes with Music Nokia 5800. Both would have their advantages, but the 5800 offers arguably more functionality and unlimited music downloads for a year. In a blind test (leaving aside brand and style considerations), it is obvious which solution would come out on top.

The 5800’s audio credentials are further burnished by the inclusion of the Podcasting and Radio applications. Podcasting, once you have set up the podcasts you want to listen to, can be left to its own devices. You can access podcasts for playback through the podcast category in the Music player’s music library. Radio is a polished application with automatic station scanning and editable presets, it has also has had a small facelift for S60 5th Edition – once you have tuned into a station, its frequency and name scroll across the screen in a mish mash pattern. It is a small thing, but is exactly the sort of visual enhancement that it would be nice to see more of in S60 devices.

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The 5800 has a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and Carl Zeiss optics. It’s not fair to draw definitive conclusions from early hardware, but in general the overall performance is very much middle of the road. It is perfectly sufficient for the odd shot, but not enough to satisfy those looking for more. The dual LEDs provide a reasonable amount of illumination, but as with other camera phones you get the best results in well lit conditions. Video recording at a nominal VGA resolution (640 x 480) at around 30 frames per second is impressive for a device at the 5800’s price point, but plainly is unable match the performance of optics in higher end devices, such as the N82 and N95.

The camera is activated using the capture key on the side of the device. Start up time is just over a second with the auto focus lock taking another second or so. The camera software takes full advantage of the touch screen; the majority of settings are accessible from a pop out box from the toolbar. It’s the usual selection of scene mode, colour tone, white balance, exposure light sensitivity, contrast and sharpness. With most settings just a few taps away, they’re more accessible than on softkey driven devices, but most of the time the fully automatic mode is perfectly sufficient. The most common setting (flash on/off) is on the toolbar, together with a capture shortcut, a bit pointless given the dedicated button – a shortcut to scene mode would have been more useful. In video mode, the settings are sparser, but I was very happy to see that the universal symbol for record, a red spot, has been used as the shortcut icon on the toolbar. A good example of where iconography can make things more intuitive than a text labeled shortcut.

25
Nov
08

Nokia N85

review of the Nokia N85 (translated) already and I am determined to make this my next Nokia phone. He explained that the N85 is not copy of the Nokia N95 with just a few changes. Instead, the Nokia N85 is one of the first devices built on different, newer chipsets.

Nokia N85

Highlights from the Nokia N85 Review

  • Build quality is good. The dual slider is firm.
  • One of the best screens on the market today. The screen display is strikingly different from the Nokia N95 8GB. It is brighter also with more saturated colors.
  • The stereo speakers are loud, comparable to the Nokia N82.
  • One of the best 5 megapixel cameraphones, comparable to the other 5 megapixel cameras in the Nseries.

In conclusion, Eldar wrote the Nokia N85 is an ideal replacement for those tired of the Nokia N95. With the price at 450 euros in Europe, you get the most for your money compared to a Nokia N96 or the competitor Samsung INNOV8. He thinks the Nokia N85 will be one of the best phones in the market… until February 2009 when Nokia releases two breakthrough devices! The N85 is expected to ship in October.