The C3 was one of the handsets announced by Nokia yesterday. This handset is run on Symbian Series 40 and sports a QWERTY keyboard, a 320×240 pixel 2.4 inch screen and a 2 megapixel camera. It supports WiFi but lacks 3G connectivity. This phone is slated for release in the second quarter of 2010 with the indicative cost of €90 (around INR 5500) making this a budget phone. Display and user interface
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (TFT)
BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion battery
Talk time (maximum):
up to 8 hours
Standby time (maximum):
up to 500 hours
Music playback time (offline mode, maximum): 30 hours
Internal memory: 55 MB
MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 8 GB
Operating frequency & Data Network
Quad band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900
GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 85.6/64.2 kbps (DL/UL)
EGPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 236.8/118.4 kbps (DL/UL)
WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g, maximum speed up to 11 Mbps/54 Mbps
Capability to serve as data modem
2 megapixel camera (1600 x 1200 pixels)
Still image formats: JPEG
Zoom up to 4x (digital)
Effects in viewfinder: greyscale, sepia and negative
Video clip length: up to capacity of memory card
Zoom up to 4 x digital
Video capture in MPEG-4, QCIF max. resolution 320 x 240
Video file format: H.263, H.264, AVI, MPEG-4 (stored as .mpg or .3gp files), WMV
Nokia has just launched their new X series phones at the Nokia World 2009 Event. They are releasing two models in the X series during Q4 of this year – the X3 and X6. Here are some details on the X6 handset.
Heralding the new Xseries range, the Nokia X6 is the latest edition to Nokia’s touch-screen device portfolio. Bursting with features for people who love music, socializing and entertainment on the move, the slim design makes carrying and listening to your favorite tracks a breeze.
The Nokia X6 is a ‘Comes With Music’ device, so it provides unlimited access to the Nokia Music Store. With ample on-board storage you can discover, download and keep all the music you could ever ask for.
Also perfect for people who like to snap, tag and share photos and videos. Superb image quality comes from a 5 mega-pixel camera with Carl-Zeiss optics. With its built-in features to edit videos, show them on TV or online, sharing your memories has never been easier.
The large 3.2-inch display enables you to fit 20 shortcuts onto a personalized home screen – offering one-touch access to the web, your photos, videos and music library – and favorite social networks such as Facebook, Flickr, MySpace and more.
The Nokia X6 is no slouch in the beauty stakes either, with its slim, curved-edge profile and a 16:9 widescreen interface providing a slick, finger-sensitive touch operation, optimized to give a great viewing experience. It all adds up to a coolly powerful, stylish and entertaining device to express yourself with.
The Nokia X6 is expected to be in stores during the 4th quarter of 2009 with an estimated price of around EUR460
Nokia E75 is one of the new smartphones from Nokia, and one of the powerful ones in the E-Series. This is going to be one of the best E Series phones after Nokia E71. The Nokia E75 comes with a side slider, and a beautiful QWERTY keypad on the slider. It measures 111.8 x 50 x 14.4 mm and weighs 139 gms.
The Nokia E75 has a 2.4″ screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The phone is coming with the standard Nokia Web browser, and camera is of 3.2 Mega-pixel camera with Auto-focus option, digital zoom and the LED flash. So the options to capture images and picture quality should be satisfactory. And for the camera, Video streaming is also possible.
50 MB internal memory is available, and along with that there is support for MicroSD card which may hold upto 4 GB of memory externally. There is a VGA camera for video calling option. There is a music Player with AAC, eAAC+, MP3 & WMA Music format support. One of the amazing features is its QWERTY Keypad, Duel Screens & Dual Keypad design. The phone is very well known since its rumors of launch, for the easy and very well loaded emailing features, and so its going to be a very friendly for Business people.
Although the OS is Symbian OS, S60 rel. 3.2 but still many Windows apps are said to be supported, like the Windows Media Player for the audio and video playing.
Here are the specifications of Nokia E75 –
VGA video recorder
Video Player with QVGA, MP4, H264, H263, Flash, Real player & 3GP formats
2.4 inch QVGA display with 16 million colours & 240 x 320 pixels
Nokia music store, Nokia podcast & Nokia music manager
Windows media player
Built-in FM Radio
Polyphonic, MP3, AAC, Talking & Video Ringtones
SMS, MMS & Instant Messaging
Text to speech
Email with POP3, MS Exchange, SMTP & IMAP4
Document Viewer for MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint
PDF document viewer
Organiser with Phonebook, Clock, Alarm Clock, Calculator & Calendar
Caller ID, Voice activated name dialling & VoIP Support
Nokia Maps & AGPS Navigation
Bluetooth® 2.0, Micro USB & Wi-Fi Connectivity with Nokia 3.5mm AV connector
Nokia N77 is a high quality technological mobile phone with some features like Mobile TV, and multimedia features that gives it a feel of a computer. The mobile phone looks good with the design and features which also include the 3G connectivity. The dimensions are 111mm x 50mm x 18.8mm and the phone weighs 114 gm. The design looks not so well built, but still fine when compared to few other designs of mobiles. The screen and viewing options are awesome, for TV and video viewing. The screen is diagonally 2.4″ and has a good resolution.
The phone comes with EDGE technology, which makes the connection speed triple than that of the GPRS connection. File transfer and data downloading is possible through Bluetooth technology and USB port connection. There is a mobile web browser and also a mini map integrated within the mobile phone, for web browsing.
Camera features are better than Nokia N70, N72 phones but still have the same 2 Megapixel camera. It has 16x digital zoom with a LED flash and some good options for photo editing effects. Video recording and image capture is good. The phone runs on Symbian S60 platform and games run on Java technology. The real player for music playing supports many audio formats and there is a visual radio options. The song being played in the radio is displayed, and the user can also be ripped into a CD.
The phone is loaded with Quickoffice for some applications and document viewing like Word, Powerpoint and pdf files. The internal memory of the phone is 20 MB and it can be expandable upto 2 GB with a MicroSD card. The phone is at around $250-$300 with or without some accessories, and is worth the price.
Nokia N82 is another N-series mobile phone with 5 megapixel camera, and one of the highest picture quality camera phones from Nokia. It has nothing much very special about the design, as the keys are not those which one may expect to have in such a beautiful featured phone. This is still one of the best and demanding mobiles in the market due to the HSDPA technology, Wi-Fi technology and also the built-in GPS.
Camera renders to keep the mobile thicker, but the weight of the phone is not too high. One note for users is that if you are a high messaging person, who uses mobiles for SMS usage mostly, this phone would not be a choice for them, with keys being one of the main reasons. Nokia N91 using people might know this fact, as the keys in both are quite similar.
The front surface has the screen which is not very well protected, along with a light sensor and camera above the screen. The second camera in the front is useful for video conferencing. The right side pane has volume control keys, along with 2 stereo loudspeakers on the either side of the keys. The sound quality is not satisfactory as told by friends who use it, and sound is quite high, similar to Nokia N95. The left pane has a socket for USB cord and for the memory card. The mobile gets easily connected as a USB mass storage device to any OS like Windows and Mac as tested.
The 5 Megapixel camera in the backside has a Carl Zeiss lens and a Xenon flash which provide one of the best picture quality among the Nokia N-series mobiles, competing well with the Nokia N95 and N96 mobiles. The lens is covered by a plastic shield which is controlled by a knob, which when pulled from one end to other, pulls the shield up and exposes the lens to capture images or videos.
The screen is perfectly built to view clearly in bright sunlight too, and the resolution is 240 x 320 pixels, with a diagonal width of 2.4 inch. The memory is 100 MB internally, and the expandable memory is 8 GB. Connectivity options from this mobile are more than satisfactory, with the Wi-Fi and other connection options. The phone comes with Nokia Maps due to the GPS integration, and there are some good apps under the Office section which are helpful to view Microsoft files, adobe files etc.
The mobile phone is priced at around Rs. 20000 and is not too pricey when the specs and camera etc. are taken into consideration. A great mobile to have if planning for a N-series mobile.
The Nokia N73 mobile, which was named as a Multimedia computer by Nokia, was one of the power studded mobiles in the N70+ series with good quality camera and larger screen and some good multimedia features.
Before the introduction of mobiles like the N82, N95 and others, the most powerful camera in Nokia N-series mobiles is Nokia N73. Running on Symbian S60 series software, and can connect to any OS like Windows through Nokia PC Suite, and Mac OS through USB Mass Storage. The dimensions are 110 x 49 x 19mm and the weight is 116 gm. The screen is diagonally measuring 2.4″ and the resolution is 240 x 320 pixels.
The keypad which is relatively smaller when compared to the other mobiles, and its screen itself, but looks better than the others. The navigation keys of Nokia N70 are replaced by the mini joystick which is surrounded by the Select/Cancel and Call/End buttons. Everything else in the keypad is similar to the N-series prototype mobiles.
The camera in the back is 3.2 megapixels which has a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, a flash, red-eye reduction, autofocus, and also has 20x digital zoom. There is also a front VGA camera for video conference. Picture quality is good, but still can’t be compared with some other 3.2 MP cameras of Sony Ericsson.
Some specifications about Nokia N73 –
Memory > Max User Storage: 42 MB, NAND Memory: 128 MB, SDRAM Memory: 64 MB, ~14 MB Free Executable RAM Memory, Memory Card: Mini SD
Video recording > Yes (Format: MPEG-4, 3GP. Maximum resolution: 352×288 pixels. 15fps.)
Browsing > Yes. Comes standard with a full Web browser
Multimedia Messaging > Yes
Video calls > Yes
Push to talk > Yes
Java support > Yes (MIDP 2.0,CLDC 1.1)
Bluetooth > 2.0 + EDR (A2DP -i.e. Support for stereo bluetooth headsets available with firmware version 4 or above)
Data cable support > Yes
E-mail > Yes
The Nokia N73 mobile is available in many colors, giving a great range of choice for the mobile lovers. If anyone if planning to buy something in the N70+ range, they might go for N73 rather than something else.
Nokia N97 is the very recently launched mobile after Nokia N96 and is going to be a tough competition to Apple iPhone, Google Android Phone, Sony Ericsson XPeria and others which are on the high rise. Nokia has rightly called it as a HandHeld Computer because it has features which are truly better than Nokia N95 which was the best smartphone earlier.
And Nokia N97 is the first Nokia N-series mobile with a QWERTY keypad. And this mobile has internal memory of 32 GB and 16 GB external memory can be added to it, if you wish. Some specifications of the device –
Size: 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm* *18.25 mm at camera area
Weight: Approx. 150 g
Memory: Up to 48GB (32 GB on-board memory, plus 16GB expansion via microSD memory card slot)
Display: 3.5 inch TFT with up to 16 million colors nHD 16:9 widescreen (640×360 pixels)
Talk time: Up to 320 min (3G), 400 min (GSM)
Standby time: Up to 400 hrs (3G), 430 hrs (GSM)
Video playback: Up to 4.5 hours (offline mode)
Music playback: Up to 37 hours (offline mode)
Image capture: Up to 5 megapixels (2584 x 1938) JPEG/EXIF (16.7 million/24-bit color)
The camera again is 5 Megapixel with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. The display is 3.5 inch TFT with up to 16 million colors HD 16:9 widescreen (640×360 pixels). The software is Symbian S60 5th edition, and internet connectivity is through WLAN and also packet data connectivity.
Music is full featured and there is a 3.5 mm jack headphones, stereo speakers and the music quality is perfect. The home screen is fully customizable with widgets that can be added or removed and the home screen made better. Video can be through Real Player or Windows Media Player, and some good formats of videos are supported.
GPS supported with built-in Nokia maps, with an integrated compass and multimedia city guides. Gaming is through the best N-Gage technology, and gives the best gaming experience. The mobile is not yet released, and should be one of the favorites when it is into the market.
Nokia N95 was the only mobile from Nokia that had maximum multimedia features when compared to all other Nokia mobiles, including the other N-Series ones. It is a device which can run as a digital camera, a good music player, a gaming gadget and a good internet browser for business people. This mobile phone can not be restricted to a certain category of people like Businessmen, but anyone can have the best edge with it.
The main features that make the Nokia N95 smartphone a favorite one –
5 Megapixel camera with auto-focus, Carl Zeiss optics.
N-Gage technology for Gaming.
Built-in speakers for high quality sound production.
Built-in GPS Mapping.
Support for RSS Feeds.
Local Wi-Fi connectivity for high speed internet browsing.
Built-in browser for the best web browsing experience.
The Nokia N95 runs on Symbian S60 platform and has a two-way slider which can give access to music player keys on the upper side, and the number keypad in the lower side. The music and video players support a wide range of formats, and video is played in the Real Player that comes with the mobile.
Connectivity is on the high end, with packet data connection possibility, and Wi-Fi option to connect and browse faster. Bluetooth for file transfer. The N95 includes a built-in accelerometer for photo and video orientation.
Nokia N95 basic model supports upto 4 GB memory card, but the successor version of Nokia N95 8GB has built-in memory of 8 GB which can hold hundreds of songs and hours of videos. The mobile can be totally customized with the mobile applications that are available on the web.
It is available worldwide, and is still one of the favorites in Nokia mobile series, apart from Nokia N96 and few others.