Review: Nokia N75
How about video streaming? This is the only symbian phone that can do decent streaming and it's not even discussed. What about using it as a tethered modem?
Until the N95 supports WCDMA 1900, this is the best Cingular phone.
This is the first and currently only 3G Nokia Symbian phone in the US. That alone makes it compelling. Why no mention of that in the review.
What are you talking about? The wrap-up says exactly that:
"The one thing setting the N75 ahead of the pack is the more advanced S60 platform."
...which is barely 3G. It's not HSDPA, so the speeds really aren't that much better than EDGE.
Eric missed the point on 3G/S60 - he says:
"With so many capabilities, it could be hard to settle on the N75's defining feature. And that's just the problem, there isn't one."
There is indeed one. This is the only phone in the US that has both 3G and S60 OS. That is a huge deal.
While the rest of the American market is moving toward true 3G with HSDPA and EV-DO, Nokia seems to be taking baby steps. And why? UMTS in their flagship device is little more than pathetic.
The main thing negative that I noticed when I played with one in a Cingular shop was the very bulky form-factor. This was very disappointing given the emphasis these days on design and style, things that Nokia once upon a time excelled at.
As for S60 and UMTS (WCDMA not HSDPA):
1) I personally like S60 and have owned many S60 devices since they first appeared in the USA. However, when comparing phones and features, then I am inclined to say "So what?" about S60 if then phone does not harness the power of the OS.
2) UMTS (WCDMA) is a true 3G technology, but again "So what?" for the same reasons as above. Also, it shou...
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