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 N96 is another stylish N-series mobile after Nokia N95 which was much into talks and was graded as one of the favorites, but the more stylish looks of N96 hit the market with its awesomeness. The model has something similar in external, to Nokia N85 but the features are a stand-out.
Nokia already had got into the 5 Megapixel era through N95, and then came in the N96, N79, N82, N85 all with the 5 Megapixel cameras with some different lens for each. The camera for Nokia N96 has a Carl Zeiss lens with Dual LED Flash. And the image quality can challenge the ones with Sony Ericsson captured images.
The camera has a plastic ring around it which can act as a stand which for video watching. There is a single camera at the back, and nothing in the front. Lack of a Xenon flash can be a negative factor, but the quality of image is not bad. The video recording quality ranges from MMS to a big TV quality.
The dual slider, similar to Nokia N95, looks a lot better and shinier with the curved ends. But still the music keys are provided beside the navigation keys and the call/end keys in the bottom of the front screen. The lower slide has the number keypad.
Some awesome power-packed features – – Intergrated Nokia Maps with GPS integration. – Quickoffice for creation and editing of .doc, .xls and .ppt files for business people. – Adobe files can also be played with Quickoffice. – Oxford dictionary and Mobiola Screen capture applications. – DVB-H receiver. – Wi-Fi support for the fastest experience of internet. – Wavesecure application which can lock and manage the phone when it gets stolen.
Pricing is the only thing where people might not like it, as it costs Rs. 34,700 and there might be other mobiles like the Sony Ericsson G900 with 5 Megapixel camera for only 20k.
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.