Highly anticipated Nokia N96 begins shipping

Nokia today announced the availability of the much anticipated Nokia N96, its flagship multimedia computer in the iconic Nokia Nseries range. It boasts live TV, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, turn-by-turn voice navigation, 16GB of internal memory that can be increased to 24GB with an optional microSD card, superior sound and music, N-Gage gaming and a stunning 2.8″ display. First shipments of the Nokia N96 have started and it will be available with an estimated retail price of EUR 550 before taxes and subsidies.”The Nokia N96 is mobile entertainment at its best, a fitting flagship for our Nseries range. It defines convergence by blending phone and multimedia options seamlessly with the unique Nokia Nseries dual slider that makes discovering and sharing experiences easy. Watch live TV and video, take high quality photos and geotag them to specific locations or directly upload them online via the fast internet connection – it is all about taking mobile entertainment and communication to the next level,” says Jonas Geust, Vice President, Nokia Nseries. Supporting live TV as it happens using DVB-H technology, the Nokia N96 delivers advanced television viewing across a number of channels. It is even possible to record favorite programmes to watch back whenever suits, be it on a train, in an airport lounge or in a café over a drink.In many markets, the Nokia N96 comes pre-loaded with a blockbuster movie (title varies by region). Feel part of the action as it erupts through the vivid 2.8″ display and built-in 3D stereo speakers. Sit back, watch the plot unfold and enjoy the special effects hands-free, practically anywhere, thanks to a cleverly designed ‘kickstand’ on the back cover. The Nokia N96 has the ability to store up to 40 hours of video content transferred from a PC via hi-speed USB 2.0 connection or found online with WLAN and HSDPA support. The Nokia Video Center offers access to a variety of content ranging from movie trailers and comedy to news from world-leading providers such as YouTube, Reuters and Sony Pictures. The Nokia N96 supports the most common video formats including MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video. Capture clear, bright, high quality video clips at 30 frames per second as well as sharp, defined photos with the 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED Flash. Images can be geotagged instantly to record the location and directly uploaded to online communities such as Share on Ovi and Flickr. The Nokia N96 has an enhanced navigation experience that includes rich, easy-to-use maps with urban detail as well as satellite views. Voice guided turn-by-turn navigation – for walking or driving – along with the new City Guides that offer a great way to explore undiscovered places. It is even possible to upload and share personalized journeys, favourite places and great new finds online. The Nokia N96 boasts an advanced music offering and can hold a music collection that entertains even more dedicated fans. People can create personal music playlists by downloading tracks from the Nokia Music Store and other online sites or synchronize PC and mobile libraries via hi-speed USB connectivity. Alternatively, the Nokia N96 offers RDS radio or a wide selection of stations via the internet. Making the mobile experience even more personal, the Nokia Download! application provides a broad range of tailored content – including a selection of branded entertainment as well as personalized content – to ensure each Nokia N96 is as unique as its owner.

Samsung Symbian S60 i7110 pictures surface

“Hot on the heels of the 8-megapixel behemoth called the Innov8 comes yet another S60-powered device from Samsung, the i7110. Although not officially confirmed yet, from what we can glean from the picture, the i7110 seems to be a handsome-looking handset in a candybar form factor. As for the specs, all we know is that the device plays home to a 5-megapixel camera, runs on Symbian S60 operating system, supports microSD expansion, and might feature 3G/HSDPA support going by the front-mounted camera in the picture. The release may be set for as close as this autumn, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung was prepping an official announcement already.” via mobilewhack.com

MOTO Q Global in Silver Available from ATT

“Motorola and AT&T announced the availability of the MOTO Q Global with Windows Mobile 6.1. Available exclusively to AT&T customers, the new MOTO Q Global has a bold pinstripe design with eye-catching metallic edging and a robust feature set, including Motorola’s patented CrystalTalk technology for clear calls, assisted GPS1via the AT&T network for quick, accurate location fixes, and threaded SMS1 for chat-like texting.The smartphone now also comes pre-loaded with Good Mobile Messaging and BlackBerry Connect, an Opera browser and the award-winning Documents To Go from DataViz, which enables users to view, create and edit Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files as well as view Adobe PDF files.For the enterprise user, Windows Mobile 6.1 provides support for Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager to provide single-point access to applications, files and other information located on the corporate network. MOTO Q Global is available now for $149.99 with a two-year contract and qualified voice and data plans

  • Dimensions: 118mm x 66.7mm x 11.8mm
  • Talk Time: up to approx. 5.5 hours (standard battery)
  • Standby Time: up to approx. 19 days (standard battery)
  • Weight: 4.73 ounces
  • Battery: 1170mAh Standard Battery
  • Bands/Modes: GPRS/EDGE, 3.5G HSDPA/UMTS
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 and Windows Media Player
  • 256 MB of internal flash and 96 MB of RAM
  • 320×240 display with dual light sensors which automatically adjust the display brightness
  • Opera browser
  • DataViz Documents to Go
  • Ergonomic QWERTY keyboard
  • Video playback up to 30 frames per second
  • Integrated Class 2 Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Messaging via MMS, SMS, multi-headed Instant Messaging (AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger, etc.) and Windows Pocket Outlook
  • Memory: Up to 32GB of optional microSD removable storage
  • Connectivity: MicroUSB, USB 2.0 full speed transfers and data access” via slashphone.com