Combining a cell phone, GPS receiver, digital camera/camcorder, digital audio player, and PDA into an all-in-one multimedia computer/phone, the stylish silver-and-bronze Nokia N95 features a unique 2-way slide design for easy switching between telephony, entertainment, and Web browsing. The quad-band Nokia N95 GSM/EDGE phone is also ready to run on 3G networks here in the US (850/1900 MHz UMTS), enabling fast downloads and streaming multimedia while on the go. It also includes integrated Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g) for accessing open networks at work, at home, and on the road from a variety of wireless hotspots.
It's based on S60 software operating on the Symbian OS, enabling you to personalize the N95 by choosing from a wide choice of compatible applications that can be downloaded--including games, navigation, entertainment, and productivity titles. This version of the Nokia N95 (model N95-3) has an internal 160 MB memory, and it includes a MicroSD expansion slot compatible with cards up to 4 GB in size.
The N95 slides two ways to reveal a phone keypad (top) and media controls (bottom).
The innovative 2-way slide concept makes it easy to switch between different modes, going from reading maps to watching a video with a simple slide. A numeric keypad slides out from one end of the device while dedicated media keys slide out from the opposite direction, converting the display into full screen landscape mode.
With the Carl Zeiss optics on the 5-megapixel camera, you can capture print quality photos and DVD-like quality video clips. Carl Zeiss, a world leader in high quality camera lenses, brings an award-winning legacy to the Nokia N95 with state-of-the-art optics for mobile photography and mobile video. The Zeiss name has been associated with cameras from Hasselblad, Rollei, Yashica, Sony, and Nikon.
Snap incredible photos with the 5-megapixel camera on the back of the N95.
With instant access to the Internet, sharing life experiences with the world by uploading pictures and videos directly to popular picture sharing and blogging sites is quick and easy. The N95 includes software for uploading images directly to the Flickr.com website, one of the world's most popular photo communities, which allows you to share pics with friends and family, send photos directly to your blog, or simply organize and store.
Aspiring photographers and film makers don't have to stop at just capturing stunning images and DVD-like quality video (640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps) with the Nokia N95. An integrated photo and video editor allows for music and tags to be added before sending images to friends or uploading them to the web.
The Nokia N95 also offers a large 2.6-inch QVGA 16 million color display, impressive 3D graphics, built-in stereo speakers offering a 3D stereo effect, standard 3.5 mm audio jack, support for compatible microSD cards (up to 4 GB) and mini USB for convenient data transfer. Other highlights include 802.11b/g Wi-Fi with WPA2/WPA security, Bluetooth v2.0 connectivity, and 160 MB of internal memory, as well as the following features.
Designed with mobile photographers and bloggers in mind, the Nokia N95's Lifeblog feature lets you view, search, edit, and share your personal digital content with ease. Lifeblog's synchronizing software automatically pulls your media together into an easy-to-browse, searchable multimedia diary: SMS, MMS, images, videos, sounds, and text notes stay organized between the N95 and your PC.
Plan your route, find your way home, and get to know places you've never visited with the integrated GPS mapping capability. The Maps application includes maps for more than 100 countries, enabling you to explore the world, find specific routes or locate services such as restaurants and hotels and covering more than 15 million points of interest. You can also purchase additional features, such as city guides and voice guided navigation.
Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map
View web pages as they were originally intended with the integrated Nokia Web Browser, which enables you to zoom out to a full screen view of the entire page using the Mini Map feature. Find the section you want and then zoom in to the content you need. The text instantly adjusts to the size of your screen. The browser also keeps a history of your browsing so you can quickly get back to where you started.
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) technology means that the Nokia N95 will discover, interact with, and control other compatible home electronic devices. This includes PCs, media centers, home entertainment systems, new smart appliances, home automation systems, networked peripherals, and Web-based services. With compatible equipment, you can stream video from your Nokia device directly to your TV, or hear music tracks stored on your PC through your living room's sound system.
RealPlayer Multimedia Playback
Take your media with you when you're out on the go. With the built-in RealPlayer software, you can stream and download your favorite content onto the N95, giving you access to the latest news, sports, and entertainment updates. Or sync up with your PC and play the music and movies stored on your hard drive.
The Nokia N95 weighs 4.25 ounces and measures 3.9 x 2.1 x 0.83 inches. Its 950 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of GSM talk time (2.7 hours using 3G networks), and up to 225 hours of digital standby time. This quad-band phone runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as the 850/1900 UMTS (WCDMA) 3G frequencies in the United States.
Customer Review: Awesome!!!
This is an amazing phone! I use it pretty much for everything, mp3 player, watching dance clips, portable hard drive, camera, and surfing the web when I'm too lazy to turn on the computer. The spec says max capacity is 2GB MicroSD but I'm using an 8GB Sandisk and it's working fine.
It's sync'd to my google calendar using goosync, I know it can be used as a modem too, still trying to figure it out, but it's not that important to me. The speakers are amazingly loud.
A common comment is that it's bulky, but I think the form-factor makes it seem smaller than it is. I've never felt it too bulky in my pocket.
One good surprise was when I first turned it on, it prompted me asking if I wanted to import a phone book via bluetooth from another phone. Within a minute my whole contacts list was in the phone (over 300 contacts). I was dreading having to type these in manually.
Another thing I noticed is that I used to carry my Cannon SD900 around with me to take pictures of everything. With the 5MP camera and bright flash, I have one less thing in my pocket. I post pictures and upload youtube videos within minutes of taking them.
Customer Review: crappy,crappy,crappy!
I bought this phone thinking that it was going to be everthing that I needed. But when it came and just a little playing around with it, it holds no candle to a Blackberry. Say what you wish about Blackberries or crackberries but to those who haven't used will never know. This phone has a great camera and that's it! If you need to organize your day to day and still have a great media manager check out the curve, otherwise if you want an expensive camera phone go for it......yuck