While some cell phone manufacturers are banking on sleek, sexy designs to sell their products, it seems Nokia is putting more of the focus back on the features a mobile has to offer, and the company's latest additions are proof of that fact. Today, Nokia introduced two new models to its N series of "multimedia computers" and also gave the current lineup some nice upgrades. Here's the rundown, and check back tomorrow for our updated N-series line show.
Nokia N95: This Symbian smart phone is a doozy. Sporting an innovative two-way slider design, the N95 has a 5-megapixel camera, integrated GPS, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), HSPDA, 150MB of internal memory, and a Micro SD slot. The design allows you to switch between different modes; you can slide the dial pad down to make calls or slide the dedicated media keys out in the opposite directions, automatically converting the 2.6-inch QVGA screen to landscape mode. The mobile also comes with a Maps app that contains maps for more than 100 countries. The N95 is expected to start shipping in Q1 2007 for around--yikes--$700 for an unlocked version.
Nokia N75: Nokia has dubbed the N75 the "smallest multimedia computer," but that doesn't mean the phone is short on features. The quad-band flip phone has a built-in music player, an FM radio and 3D stereo speakers, a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, and 40GB of internal memory in addition to a Micro SD slot that accepts up to 2GB cards. The N75 is expected to be available in the United States in Q4 2006. No word yet on pricing or carrier announcements.
Nokia N70, Nokia N73, Nokia N91: The company is relaunching "Music Editions" of these three cell phones with a new black design, dedicated music controls, and new software for easy syncing and music management. The Nokia N91 also has an 8GB hard drive!