The Nokia N93 transforms the way you shoot, shape and share your movies Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that deliveries of the new Nokia N93 have begun. The latest addition to Nokia’s high performance Nokia Nseries multimedia computer range, the Nokia N93 offers uncompromised digital camcorder, telephony and rich internet functionality. Boasting a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 3x optical zoom and DVD-like video capture, the Nokia N93 also offers advanced connectivity and editing options. You can connect the Nokia N93 directly to your compatible TV for a widescreen movie experience, upload your images and video directly from the handset to select online albums or blogs, and even create high-quality home movies and burn them to DVD with the included Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software. “The mobile video revolution is here,” said Satu Ehrnrooth, head of Nokia Nseries Cameras, Multimedia, Nokia. “People are already using the internet as a forum for dialogue, and what better way to share your thoughts than through video! The Nokia N93 provides a perfect medium for this – you can shoot your short movies and share them instantly with others in the internet. Furthermore, the Nokia Nseries Studio (www.nokia.com/nseries/studio), which will be opened up soon for the public, provides a new channel for people to upload and showcase their mobile short films.” Sharp Shooter Unfold and twist the main display, and the Nokia N93 is ready to shoot high quality video and photos, with dedicated keys for shutter, zoom and flash making it easy to capture that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Featuring MPEG-4 VGA video capture at up to 30 frames per second, stereo audio recording and digital stabilization enabling smooth and shake-free movies, the Nokia N93 shoots DVD-like quality videos. It also boasts a 3.2 megapixel (2048 x 1536 pixels) camera with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 3x optical zoom and up to 20x digital zoom, as well as autofocus and close-up mode for amazing clarity and accuracy. The Nokia N93 features large internal memory of up to 50 MB, which can be further expanded with a hot swap miniSD card of up to 2 GB, allowing users to capture up to 90 minutes of DVD-like quality video or up to 2500 high-quality photos. Share and Relive Your Moments The Nokia N93 offers multiple options for sharing your videos. Share your uncompressed photos and video clips instantly via email, Bluetooth technology or by uploading them directly from the gallery of your device to compatible blogs. Or round up your friends and debut your mobile movies on a compatible TV screen, using either the included TV-out cable or wirelessly over integrated WLAN and UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) technology. For instant playback, set the device on a surface, flip the display horizontally and use the up to 262,144 color 2.4″ QVGA display (240 x 320 pixels) in landscape mode to watch your movie magic. The screen can also be used to browse the web, watch TV* over 3G networks, or make hands-free video calls*. Be Creative The Nokia N93 offers both in-built and in-box editing facilities. The edit function on the device allows you to combine and trim clips and insert images, music and effects. For more advanced editing, the standard Nokia N93 sales pack comes complete with Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 which allows you to burn your mobile movies to DVD and export formats for web streaming and email. Communication Skills Like all Nokia Nseries devices, the Nokia N93 also provides exceptional communication and multimedia computing features. Designed to work on wireless LAN, 3G (WCDMA 2100 MHz), EDGE and GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) networks, the Nokia N93 provides mobile broadband internet access for browsing, uploading content, and sending and receiving emails, allowing you to stay connected on the move. The Entertainer Store up to 1500 songs on your Nokia N93 with a separately available 2 GB miniSD card, and use the digital music player to listen to your favorite tracks wherever you go. You can also create playlists, rip your CDs and transfer your music collection to your Nokia N93 using Nokia Music Manager, provided on the inbox DVD-ROM. Or listen hands-free to your stored music or the stereo FM radio of the Nokia N93 by using the built-in speaker or a compatible stereo headset. And for a complete entertainment experience you can also enjoy high-quality 3D games with the pre-installed N-Gage franchise System Rush: Evolution. The ultimate mobile device for spontaneous video recording and sharing, the Nokia N93 is based on S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS. The Nokia N93 has started shipments to markets worldwide, including Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, China and Americas markets where 3G (WCDMA) or EDGE and GSM networks are available. A full list of Nokia N93 features is available at www.nokia.com/N93. *To check the availability and cost of the service, contact your network operator or service provider. About Nokia Nseries Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever on the go at anytime.
Zune now official, confirmed by Microsoft
“Enough with the rumours, conjecture, and hearsay. We want to hear it straight from the horse’s (or, as the case may be, Gates’) mouth, and that’s exactly what we got. The suits at Microsoft have confirmed that they are working on the Zune project, most notably a portable media player with its sights firmly set on dethroning the all mighty iPod from rival Apple and Steve Jobs. Let the battle of the super geeks begin.To be put under Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices Division headed by Robbie Bach and Bryan Lee, Zune is not only the physical player itself, but a whole brand unto itself. “Under the Zune brand,” said marketing GM Chris Stephenson, “we will deliver a family of hardware and software products, the first of which will be available this year.”Among the other things that got confirmed along the way are WiFi connectivity and drive-based storage for the initial Zune player, as well as a new PlaysForSure DRM to accompany, rendering this player useless to Napster and other download service users. They also mentioned an add-on game pad for video games on the go, in some ways targeting the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP as well. I guess Microsoft is ready to take on all the giants.” via mobilemag.com
The Nokia N73 Starts Shipping
“Nokia announces that shipments have begun for the Nokia N73, a stunning multimedia computer with excellent photography features and integrated stereo speakers for optimized audio pleasure. The Nokia N73 includes a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and support for social networks on the Internet like Flickr.The Nokia N73 is estimated to retail at roughly 400 euro without tax and subsidies and is available in three beautifully designed color combinations: silver grey/deep plum, frost white/metallic red and frost white/mocha brown. “We are very excited to bring the Nokia N73 to the world, it’s the ideal companion for any digital camera lover or simply anyone who appreciates stunning print quality and multimedia just a slide and a click away,” said Pekka Pohjakallio, vice president, Multimedia Computers, Nokia. “At the core of the Nokia N73 is a camera that is truly ready for the Internet age, enabling people to share their photos on the Web in an instant on Flickr or other photo sharing communities.”The Nokia N73 meets a multitude of the everyday user’s needs – in one pocketable device. Available in 3G or quadband EDGE/GSM networks, the Nokia N73 has all the diversity of a multimedia computer enabled with the S60 3rd Edition Software on Symbian OS. Combining powerful photography features with support for browsing, email and Internet communities renders the Nokia N73 the ultimate connected camera. A high-quality 3.2 megapixel (2048 x 1536 pixels) camera with Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia N73 provides ‘real’ photo quality up to 10″ x 8″ (25 x 20 cm).The active toolbar interface provides a one-touch selection to effortlessly send photos via e-mail, Bluetooth connectivity or MMS, print or upload them onto an Internet community.” via slashphone.com
Review of GSM handset Samsung D830
“Once you open handset you will see display, it has pretty much envious specifications without any discounts made due to model’s thickness. Its resolution is 240×320 pixels (2.3 inches, 36×47 mm), can show up to 262000 colors (TFT). Colors are saturated, easily readable even outdoors in a sunny day. There are no problems at all except for the fact that it gets soiled easily, but once backlight is turned on – you won’t see it. There can be up to 8 text lines displayed with additional 4 lines saved for service needs. Some modes can enable display of 12 text lines.” Read more about this beatiful phone here: