All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 22-10-2007, 02:06 PM
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The verdict: Nokia N95 8GB

Is the Nokia N95 8GB the best smartphone ever made? There's an awful lot to it, including some features which don't yet rise to their potential, plus a number of potential pitfalls, but on balance no other 'phone' ever created comes close. Within the limits of the QVGA screen and numeric keypad form factor, the '8GB' takes it to the limit in almost every department. Here's my illustrated Nokia N95 8GB review.

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Old 22-10-2007, 02:19 PM
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Old 22-10-2007, 02:36 PM
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No, it's still all plastic and light years from the build strength of the E90. But yes, it does seem well made. Mind you, different batches will always vary... let's hope for the best!
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Old 22-10-2007, 02:52 PM
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You think Nokia will abandon the original n95 too after the n95 8GB starts selling? Like they abandoned the n93 after the n93i came in...

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N95 8GB vs N95-3

Is there any chance you can review the N95-3 (North American Edition) that just came out? It seems to be about "halfway" in between the old N95 and the N95 8GB. I don't know if we got demand paging, for instance, although we did get the bigger battery and increase in RAM. We still have the MicroSD slot, but also the smaller screen and "old" menu layout. There are other differences, though, and I'm wondering if we will get some of the new features in a firmware update.

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Old 22-10-2007, 03:33 PM
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Completely bizarre that they've removed the video editor. Whenever I've tried to run it I run out of RAM, but they've dropped it as soon as there's a device with enough RAM to cope with it. Maybe the problems with the video editor aren't to do with RAM at all...

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Old 22-10-2007, 03:57 PM
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Well written review Steve.I was wondering if you could please post some screenshots of the phone running Handy Taskman with some of the common apps running in the background ie. Web,Contacts,Calender,Messaging,Gallery and so forth.This way we can get a even better idea what all this massive amount of RAM actually means.

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One of the screenshots in the review shows most of the apps open (little blue circles etc)

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No physical lens protection is kind of a deal breaker.
A high quality 5mp chip behind a constantly dirty and sooner than later scratched lens ... awwww-some. :(

Wish they'd release the 95-3 in europe too. 8Gig cards cost just 100€ already and the smaller screen at the same rez just means crispier image quality. More ram and better battery was all the original n95 needed...

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Old 22-10-2007, 05:05 PM
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Ah ! Ah ! Ah!

"Nokia has listened carefully to the feedback coming from early N95 users and has addressed just about every criticism and done it in style."
And now the early N95 users have to buy the new one !
It is regrettable on the part of Nokia! At least I hope that Nokia will be kind enough to offer anything to these early N95 users !!!
I can say now : me and Nokia it's simply the end !

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Oh come on. every product in every walk of life gets improved on and a version 2 released. Hang on in there though, because I've got a gut feeling that there'll be a good new firmware out soon for the original N95....
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Old 22-10-2007, 09:19 PM
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Disclaimer: I've not played with the new N95 8GB so may be way off but.....
Steve you seem to like bashing the carousel multimedia interface...from afar it reminds me of 'front row' on the Mac.
I'm a long time Mac user but realise there is a distinction between managing my content e.g. iTunes, iPhoto etc but then viewing through a simpler interface e.g. Front Row

Like I say I've not seen the new multimedia interface in the flesh so be way off the mark but what seems to be seen as a useful addition to Os X seems to be a bit slated on S60

What's so bad about it?

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Exclamation buying?

Does anyone know where you can buy this phone online. Not even nokia's home page has it up on 'buy online'.?

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Old 23-10-2007, 02:09 AM
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There's no Office folder? Aw...

When will S60 allow us to change the icon of the folders we created? I hate seeing all that same looking folders on my menu, the ones that comes with the phones are so much nicer.

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I was wondering if we would get landscape n-gaging on the N95, would be weird to have the d pad on the right side, they could do the reverse landscape just like in the N81 and make 2 of the multimedia control keys act as game keys. would be nice, even in N95-1.
 

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