The Nokia N95 is a convergence fanboy's dream--there's a built-in sat-nav, a 5-megapixel camera, a media player, a PDA and of course, a mobile phone. But is it better than the standalone competition or is it a jack of all trades and master of none?
We've pitted the N95's component parts against five standalone devices to see if you're better off taping together all your favorite gadgets or going down the shops and picking up Nokia's flagship handset.
The Nokia N95 is here! Check out Bonnie Cha's First Look video on CNET TV. I took the phone home for a few days last weekend and played around with the video camera, taking shots of my dog and shooting a short description of my friends impression of the new Tarantino/Rodriguez double feature, Grindhouse. Great-looking camera and a cool phone with cool features, but as my CNET TV colleagues will tell you I am a Treo addict, so no QWERTY keyboard is a real drag for me.
Another favorite video from this week is the music show featuring … Read more
For centuries, man's fascination with gold has produced all kinds of bizarre and wonderful objects. From sarcophaguses to Hummers, the list of things you can make or plate in shiny metal is practically endless.
Now even staid old Nokia has succumbed to the power of gold and created the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold, a re-release of the original 8800 Sirocco with an 18k gold-plated makeover.
This isn't the first time a mobile manufacturer has announced a gold phone--you might remember the gold Dolce & Gabbana Motorola Razr V3, but unlike the V3, the 8800 Sirocco Gold costs about … Read more
You know, as much as I'm tempted to pepper this blog with all sorts of wacky Godfather references and lines, I'll spare you the pain and just give it to you straight. Nokia has released a special edition of its N73 multimedia smart phone to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece, The Godfather. The Nokia N73 Godfather edition is dressed in a chic black package and ships with a 256MB mini SD card that's preloaded with the original, full-length movie to watch on your phone. Know what else is cool? You can tell … Read more
Cingular has just launched the Nokia 2610, a simple candybar phone with a few basic features, but nothing too fancy. They include texting, e-mail, instant messaging, a mobile Web browser, a speakerphone, and support for MP3 ring tones.
The handset also includes Nokia's new Xpress Audio Messaging, which sounds like a fancy name for phone tag (it lets you send voice clips to one another). It's available for the low price of $19.99 with a two-year agreement and an online discount.
Orlando isn't all fun and games, believe me! Unless, of course, you consider walking around a convention center looking for the best and coolest new mobile devices and accessories "fun and games!" Heck, when you out it that way, I guess it wasn't so bad after all. All the other video coverage is here, but I spent some time looking at devices and services that caught my eye! Take a look.
At long last, the wait is finally over! Today, Nokia officially announced the U.S. availability of the much-coveted Nokia N95. You can get your hands on this hot little Symbian smart phone now, through Nokia's flagship stores, select wireless retailers, and online Nokia shops, all for a measly $750 for an unlocked version. *Gulp.* Some of the highlights of this all-in-one wonderphone include integrated GPS with navigation software, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 5-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an innovative two-way slider design. The downside? No support for U.S. 3G networks. Ahh, man. So is it … Read more
The last day of CTIA is always quiet as show attendees hurry to the airport and the convention center begins the changeover to whatever show comes next. Yet, that didn't stop our editors from nosing around for the last bits of news.
We checked out Kyocera's Bluetooth Music Gateway, CallWave's new Vtxt application and we caught news of the Nokia 5700 Xpress Music, the update to the admirable Nokia 5300. Bonnie Cha posted a slide show for the new Motorola phones, and I gathered several shots of the action on the show floor.
Though the announcement didn't officially happen at CTIA, today Nokia unveiled an update to one of my favorite phones, the Nokia 5300 Xpress Music. Like its predecessor, the Nokia 5700 Xpress Music boasts a strong music-like portfolio but adds a twisting base straight from the Nokia 3250. The camera is also upped to 2 megapixels.
The microSD card slot can accommodate 2GB cards (that's about 1,500 tracks), and you can listen to your tunes via stereo Blueooth or connect your own wired headphones to the included 3.5mm adapter plug. Or for less private affairs, you can … Read more