Of all the Nokia N series of smart phones, the Nokia N95 is arguably one of the most popular and sought-after models. And why not? It has a 5-megapixel camera, built-in GPS, advanced multimedia capabilities, and a cool dual-slider design, just to name a few highlights. Now, after lusting over the European version, we get a version of our very own. Click on the image to the left to see photos of the Nokia N95 North American Edition, and then read our review to see what's new in this model.
Though it has largely sat out the thin phone mania of recent years, Nokia long ago established a reputation for daring cell phone design. Granted, that bold spirit was sometimes a little too bold, but other times it resulted in a lovely product. Nokia's latest entry in the mobile fashion show is the Nokia 7500 Prism. Undeniably unique and unquestionably striking the 7500 is a powerful phone with a broad range of features. On the other hand, call quality wasn't up to par and the unique keypad wasn't terribly user-friendly. For more on the 7500 Prism, check … Read more
The SlingPlayer for Symbian S60 phones is out of beta and now available for sale. The software allows a selection of Nokia phones (the E65, N75, and N95 in the U.S., and the E65, N73, and 6120 elsewhere) to stream TV from the full range of Slingbox models. Previously, the Symbian software was only available pre-installed on models sold by British wireless provider 3. Furthermore, the new standalone software delivers full-screen playback and Wi-Fi streaming not available on that previous edition.
The Symbian software will be available on Sling Media's Web site soon. It will cost $30 in … Read more
Intel and Nokia said Wednesday that they're working closely together to get WiMax-enabled devices on the market in 2008 when Sprint Nextel plans to launch parts of its new WiMax network.
The companies announced at the WiMax World Tradeshow in Chicago that they'd work together to ensure interoperability between Intel's WiMax chips and Nokia's laptop devices. Intel will also work with Nokia Siemens Networks to ensure interoperability between Intel's chips and Nokia Siemens' networking gear.
Pro Session Golf, a video analysis application for your phone, is now available worldwide. You can download the software to several Nseries Nokia phones, by simply going to Pro Session Golf and selecting the Buy Now tab.
The software enables you to capture your golf swing using the camera on your phone. You can use the software's split screen and drawing tools to analyze your swing. The software even gives you the ability to send your golf swing from your phone to the Internet or to another phone.
It comes with some sample swings and some video content from … Read more
In an ideal world, every cell phone would be able to switch seamlessly from cellular to Wi-Fi networks. Unfortunately, that world is a long ways off, but Nokia is trying to get us partway there. Today the company unveiled its new 6301 handset, which is compatible with Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology. UMA allows users to make calls on a normal GSM network and then switch to Wi-Fi for voice and/or data. As Nokia said, it brings both the benefits of a cellular and a landline handset.
Other features include a 2-megapixel camera, voice dialing and commands, a music … Read more
As I sat here today, trying to decide what the topic should be for this week's Future Implications piece, I thought of the ever-popular topics of computing, smart phones and even HDTVs. But alas, I came across this list from Ethisphere that lists the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2007.
Upon opening the link and examining the list, I was aghast at what I found: most major tech companies were nowhere to be found. Is this an endemic issue in the technology business? And more importantly, what can be done to fix it?… Read more
Nokia today announced its new Nokia 6555 for AT&T. It may look like a normal flip phone but the 6555 shows that Nokia is spurning the flip phone craze entirely. Though it's fatter than most trim handsets (it can't compete with the Razr's trend-setting profile), its tall, slender shape gives it a soundly sleek and elegant look. Features are plentiful: there's Bluetooth, a 1.3-maepixel camera, a music/video player, 3G compatibility, a host of community applications and Push-to-Talk (PTT) support. Call quality was more than satisfactory, and the display was brilliant. We missed … Read more
Undeterred by iPhone mania, Nokia continues to chug along with its own music phone efforts and has just come out with a new portable speaker device for its Xpress handset. That's a good thing, considering some of the unfortunate alternatives we've seen out there for other phone speakers.
Rather than something that looks like a genetic experiment gone awry, Nokia's MD-6 "Pocket Speakers" take on a sleek form that looks something like a cigarette lighter as seen on Krunker.com. Following that theme, it has a hinged top that opens to reveal both speakers at … Read more