Nokia unveiled four new handsets at an event in London that are compatible with some of the services announced today. Two phones are N Series multimedia computers running S60 3rd Edition and two are Series 40 3rd Edition-based additions to the Xpress Music lineup. They all ship in the fourth quarter.
N81: This new slider is a quad-band GSM/EDGE and WCDMA 2100 MHz 3G phone that comes in two variants. One model has 8GB of storage built in, and the other has a microSD slot for additional storage. It is the first handset that will be compatible with the new Nokia Music Store and N-Gage services and has a new 3-D menu system. It has stereo speakers, a 3.5mm headset jack, as well as stereo Bluetooth and an FM radio. It has a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, 2 Megapixel camera, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. The 8GB model will cost 430 Euros and the standard edition will cost 360 Euros.
N95 8GB / N95 U.S.: This update to the N95 includes 8GB of internal storage, as well as a new 2.8-inch QVGA screen. Most of the other specifications are unchanged from the original. It will cost 560 Euros. Nokia also officially announced the N95 for the U.S. market. The U.S. variant will include quad-band GSM/EDGE as well as dual-band 850/1900 WCDMA radios compatible with U.S. 3G networks. It comes with a microSD slot for additional storage. It has the original 2.6-inch screen. It will cost $699.
5610 XpressMusic: This slider phone is a step up from the similar 5300 XpressMusic. It has quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band 850/2100 WCMDA 3G radios. It features a music slider key that will automatically launch the music player from a blank screen. It has a 2.2-inch QVGA screen that is scratch proof. It offers 22 hours of music playback, support for 4GB microSD cards for storage and a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash. It also has an FM radio and secondary camera for video calling, but a 2.5mm headset jack. It will cost 300 Euros.
5310 XpressMusic: This candybar has tri-band GSM/EDGE radios and dedicated external music controls. It has a 3.5mm headset jack as well as stereo Bluetooth. It has a 2-inch QVGA screen and a 2 Megapixel camera. It supports up to 4 GB of miscroSD storage and will cost 225 Euros.
don't know which version to get...got a few questions. do you have to pay to use 3g? if so, would it be better to get the 8gb version and not have 3g and just use free wifi when ever avail? (i do not go online a lot.) im leaning toward the 8gb but don't really know the disadvantages of not having 3g. thanks
I cant wait for this phone but I'm not going to be spending $700 bucks for it at the Nokia Flagship stores. I like most people will wait for it to hit on eBay for about $50 to maybe even more bucks off but how will I know which N95 it is? Does it have a Plum Back does the box say N95 US Edition? I know people will say US edition but that also could me that it is a N95 without the US bands that was sold at a Nokia Flagship store here in the US. Anyone have a clue to this?
Just when I thought Nokia was going in the right path by releasing slim phones a la N76,than come these phones.They seems to be on the thick sides to me specially the N95 and N81.I know they are feature pack but these days who want to carry a bulky phone?
I would like to have seen more US 3G variants like the US N95. I like the N81 but I'm not going to purchase it and be stuck with EDGE here is the US...i'm bothered by the fact that if I purchased the N81 that it will most likely never connect to a 3G network unless I travel over seas. I guess Nokia is still testing the waters here before they throw us some more 3G.
Yea. Nokia still seems to be hesitant by entering the USA market with 3g high-end devices, especially since the networks are not all 3G. If you do get a 3G device, at some point in time, the company will get a 3G network, which will be able to be uti... (continues)
Ive got the Nokia N80 now and love it but always wanted an N95. But the big set back I had was, why pay the extra bucks for a phone doesnt even work to its full potential in the us? But now its here with all new memory an upgraded nokia GPS and more. Any news on ship dates cause im on the edge of my seat for this one. (Heard Sept but not offical)
From what I've read, the 8GB version is sort of an update to the one that's already available. The version compatible with U.S. networks has all the sames specs as the original, just with US 3G instead of 2100.