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Photos: Nokia N75

Ever since the Nokia N75 was first introduced in September 2006, people have been clamoring for this smart phone. Why? Well, we finally got our hands on one, so take a look through our photo gallery and then read our review to see what the N75 has to offer and see if it lives up to all the hype.

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CNET Reviews staff
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Why so much hype for this phone? Well, there are several reasons, starting with the fact that it's Cingular/AT&T's first 3G Symbian smart phone. Then there's the phone's numerous multimedia capabilities, particularly in the music department.
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The front flap boasts a 1.3-inch external screen that shows off 262,000 colors at a 160x128 pixel resolution. Aside from displaying the standard information (time, date, signal strength, battery life, and caller ID), it also shows you track information and EQ levels when you're in music mode and acts as a viewfinder in camera mode.
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In its open state, the N75 measures 7 inches long, so the mouthpiece extends down quite a bit when you're talking on the phone.
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The Nokia N75 isn't exactly a stunner in the looks department. The black-and-silver color scheme is classic, but it's rather large and doesn't have the flash of a Samsung Upstage. The soft-touch finish does make it easier to grip the phone, however.
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At 3.8 inches long by 2 inches wide by 0.8 inch high, the flip phone is a bit blocky and bulky. This makes for a bit of a tight fit in a pants pocket, though not so bad in a purse or bag.
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Beneath the external display, you'll find three dedicated music buttons: Rewind, Play/Pause, and Fast Forward. In addition, you can use them to launch the music player and view all your songs without having to open the phone first.
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The Nokia N75 has a whole submenu dedicated to music. Here you can launch the music player and access some of the features from Cingular Music, such as a music identification service and MobiRadio. Just be aware that these apps cost extra.
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Despite having a 2-megapixel lens and a built-in flash, the Nokia N75 produced some poor pictures. Images were slightly blurry, and had a blue-gray tint to them.
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The advantage, of course, to the N75's larger size is that you get a spacious keypad. The alphanumeric buttons are large, tactile, and brightly backlit so you shouldn't have too many problems with wrong numbers.
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Two tiny stereo speakers adorn the left and right side of the N75 for 3D sound. While we thought they produced plenty of volume, songs sounded tinny, lacking richness and bass.

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