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Apr 25, 2006, 12:42 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

On-the-scene report from the Nokia Open Studio event in Berlin. Hands-on with the new Nokia Nseries N73 and N93.

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It was almost exactly one year ago that Nokia first unveiled its Nseries line of flagship phones. Since then, the lineup has received one refresh, and seen the launch of the spin-off Eseries business devices. Now, on its one-year anniversary, the Nseries family is growing once again.

One of the most common complaints about the first Nseries phones was size. The N90 and N91 were simply huge phones by any standard, and the N71 and N92 continued that trend. The N70 and N80 aren't quite as huge, although no one would really call them small, either.

Nokia has started to listen to those complaints - sort of. The new N73 - announced today - finally brings the Nseries down to an actual pocketable size. It even does so while adding quite a bit to the features of the N70 it replaces. The N93, however, goes in the opposite direction with regard to size. The N93 is the largest Nseries phone to date; it's larger than both the N90 and N92. It's hard to imagine the N93 fitting comfortably into any but the very largest pockets.

I'm not going to talk much about the N72. It's only intended for Asia, and it's really just a re-styled N70 anyway. The display is low-resolution, the memory card is the old RS-MMC type, and even the OS is the older Series 60 2.8, not the new S60 3rd Edition.



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May 7, 2006, 9:17 AM

MI:3 has the N92!

Just saw the movie, and agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) uses the Nokia N92, and is not as massive as people say it is! I mean yeah it's big, but it's not a monster...
Pictures show the N93 is slightly bigger, so N93 is still ok and usable in my book! And if Tom Cruise uses it, then it's good for me too!

Apr 28, 2006, 2:18 PM

N93--A bargain!!!`

With an estimated street price of $684, this mobile computer (as they call it) is a great convergence device. All the features it has with the Symbian OS...makes me glad I have T-mobile because it works on 1900. Yippeeeee!!!
yeahhhh t-mobile rockss

Apr 26, 2006, 10:29 AM

question rich?

Do you know(spec-wise) if the n93 will have PTP capabilities like it's predicessor?
PTP? 😕

Apr 25, 2006, 12:52 PM


Wow this phone is hot. Too bad we will never see it here in the states, unless they make a special version just for cingular to accomodate 850 band. I suppose you could pick one up for t-mobile but then you couldn't use all of its awesome 3G goodness.
yeah this phone is hot...I think since it should be coming over to the states that you could have it for t-mobile but w/o the 3-G which i suppose isnt a prob if ur in an area w/ matching frequeny...that is IF you live in that area lol.

I guess if you are planning to use it as a face warmer in the winter time. 😉

The phone is huge! It's larger than some Japanese car engines!

Apr 27, 2006, 5:36 PM

N73 agains K800

Hi there ...
I really need a good and full comparision between the Nokia N73 and SE K800 (and maybe also N80).
If anyone knows were I can find a go review please let me know. If not, people here at phonescoop should do one.
I don't know wich one is better at this point, I am especially interested about the camera capabilities for both phones.
Does the Carl Zeiss lens do better job than the K800 ?

What type of camera is in N73? CCD or CMOS ?

Are the picture anywhere close to a 3.2 regular Canon (or any) digital camera when we talk about quality and crispness ?
Invader J

Apr 25, 2006, 11:41 PM

Dear god...

"You're talking about making a bigger one."

Seriously, those things look like tanks. Nokia, please take a hint from Sanyo, whom you're now in bed with, on how to reduce handset thickness even with a 2.4" LCD and a decent camera. You know, because the Japanese manufacturers have been using 2.4" LCDs for something like two years now, and even with 2MP cams, are still super thin. Sheesh.
with optical zoom? 😕
japanese phones with as many features as this surely aren't as super thin. the love of my life, the PENCK, is not much smaller.

what's amazing is when you consider that this has all the same technology and features as the sanyo xacti c5/c6 AND a hi...
You quoted the ultimate geek film! 😛

Apr 25, 2006, 3:16 PM

Flickr Tool Downloadable?

Personally, the phone are neat but I'm not moved to awe. What does strike me is the ability to post to Flickr directly from the phone! My 6682 is nice, but it requires access to email clients I don't use (earthlink, SBCyahoo, etc.), so it's easier for me to off load the pics, then post them via my laptop. I'd be very happy to have this Flickr client on my phone.

Can it be downloaded/patched to current models?
you can't download this particular application because it's integrated into the camera and gallery software, however there is an excellent flickr upload application for cell phones called shoZu. there's a version for series 60 phones and also for some...

Apr 25, 2006, 11:27 PM

n80, when?

So has anyone heard when the Nokia N80 is going to be released by Cingular?
What I heard at the event was that it was being reconsidered. The N80 may or may not come to Cingular now.

Apr 25, 2006, 10:29 PM

Thanks a lot

I won't buy another Cingular phone without American UMTS/WCDMA support, but thanks for updating us on one cool phone and one over the top phone. I had a Nokia 3650, and I really do like Series 60. Thanks Mr. Brome!
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