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Otherwise, the new N91 is about the same as its predecessor. It's still a bit big and bulky, but the slider design is somewhat cool. Features include a 2-megapixel camera with video, a digital music player (with integrated RealPlayer), voice commands and dialing, USB mass storage, e-mail, personal organizer applications, and a speakerphone. It all runs Nokia series 60, third edition, on the Symbian 9.1 operating system. Though we didn't love the original N91's sluggish performance, we hope that this new model does a better job of managing its tasks. And since Nokia is calling the N91 an "Xpress Music" phone like the excellent
Since carrier-supported N-series phones are scarce in the United States, we're hoping the N91 breaks the trend. Yet to make it happen, Nokia should increase the current tri-band (GSM 900/1800/1900) coverage to quad-band and change the N91's WCDMA band support from 2100, which is a band used in Europe.
We don't know pricing at this point, but we'll post more release information when we get it. Nokia is dedicating a whole tent to its N-series smart phones (or "multimedia computers" as Nokia calls them) at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, so we may learn more there.