The better iPhone: Nokia N95?

Mauricio Idarraga at Puremobile.com sent me a Nokia N95. He wrote in the letter that came with the phone:

My name is Mauricio Idarraga and I am the Ecommerce Manager at PureMobile. I read your blog almost every day, that’s how I found out that you wanted an N95.

We don’t expect anything in return, but if you could tell your friends we sent it to you, that would be really cool.

I’m in love already. No, not with Mauricio. Heheh. Of course PureMobile is now going to get all my cell phone business. But rather, I’m in love with the Nokia N95. The camera on this phone is unbelieveable. As soon as I get my Flickr account back up I’ll show you some pictures. It has a 5 megapixel camera in it. The picture quality is stunning.

It also has GPS. It also has 3G and all the other bands you’d want so you can travel the world with this phone. It’s also unlocked so you can use it with your favorite carrier.

Translation: it’s going to be lots of fun to compare this to the iPhone. We all know the iPhone will sell just cause it’s cool, but this phone will match up pretty darn well. More on that after I get an iPhone.

I just wanted to tell all my friends where I got the phone and that I love this phone.

Thank you Mauricio and appreciate the phone very much and have just shown it to a bunch of CEOs and VCs and they are all in awe and want to know where to buy one.

Keep in mind that this is a very expensive phone at about $750. But I know tons of people who are about to buy an Apple iPhone for $500 or $600. They really should check this phone out before buying an iPhone.

Anyway, it’s going to be fun to compare the Nokia N95 to the Apple iPhone in a video review. The iPhone only has a 2 megapixel camera, the Nokia has 5. The iPhone doesn’t have 3G. Doesn’t have GPS. Doesn’t have a regular keyboard that you can use without looking at it.

On the other hand, Apple’s software is better and sexier. And the Nokia doesn’t have the cool factor of the iPhone. The better product doesn’t always win in the marketplace unfortunately.

Hope you’re having a great weekend. I’m off to have BBQ with Shel Israel…

Oh, and if you want to buy a Nokia N95, I can’t think of a better place to do that then PureMobile.

Comments

  1. Sigh…and what are you going to use other than the Keynote video as a comparison basis for the iPhone?

    Every time I think of comparing the iPhone to my current one, I think, “Don’t be stupid, one’s still technically vapor”. Then I thank myself for that shot of reality. I have thought about comparing the UI in the keynote to my current phone, but again, that’s not exactly fair nor realistic for either device.

  2. Sigh…and what are you going to use other than the Keynote video as a comparison basis for the iPhone?

    Every time I think of comparing the iPhone to my current one, I think, “Don’t be stupid, one’s still technically vapor”. Then I thank myself for that shot of reality. I have thought about comparing the UI in the keynote to my current phone, but again, that’s not exactly fair nor realistic for either device.

  3. Anyway, that all doesn’t take away from the fact that the Nokia N95 is in my hand and is the best phone I’ve ever held so far. Will it hold up against the iPhone? I’ll let you know.

  4. Anyway, that all doesn’t take away from the fact that the Nokia N95 is in my hand and is the best phone I’ve ever held so far. Will it hold up against the iPhone? I’ll let you know.

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  6. Robert – you should strike through that line about Apple’s software being better – you don’t knwo that to be true – yet.

    Nokia does more with Software than Apple, IMHO. Nokia software powers more communication every day that Apple does in a month (just a guess, but you get my point)

    I think you should raffle the N95 off to the first person named “Rob La Gesse” that comments on this post ;)

    Rob La Gesse

  7. Robert – you should strike through that line about Apple’s software being better – you don’t knwo that to be true – yet.

    Nokia does more with Software than Apple, IMHO. Nokia software powers more communication every day that Apple does in a month (just a guess, but you get my point)

    I think you should raffle the N95 off to the first person named “Rob La Gesse” that comments on this post ;)

    Rob La Gesse

  8. I have a N95 and I’m on the fence about. The camera is very good, but very slow to launch. The map software is great, but takes forever to get a GPS signal. And if you use the phone to its full capacity, the battery life is a disappointing.

    Curious to see what you think after living with it for a few days.

  9. I have a N95 and I’m on the fence about. The camera is very good, but very slow to launch. The map software is great, but takes forever to get a GPS signal. And if you use the phone to its full capacity, the battery life is a disappointing.

    Curious to see what you think after living with it for a few days.

  10. Mark Pesce told me about the N95 wish I could use it in Vermont ;).

    The phone has Tv out ,plays H.264 and can run symtorrent it also has Open GL support .

  11. Mark Pesce told me about the N95 wish I could use it in Vermont ;).

    The phone has Tv out ,plays H.264 and can run symtorrent it also has Open GL support .

  12. I would definitely agree with u. For one thing N95 has been in the market for couple of months and iPhone is yet to be actually launched in the market.
    One might not be able to do a feature by feature comparison, but the sheer listing of options available is great …

    GPRS
    5 MPS camera ( think with carl zeiss lens)
    WiFi
    and of course QUAD band and regular high end phone features.

    For me – One major difference would be the platform (S60 Symbian). I love my 6600 just because of the amount of s/w available in the market that could s/w extend the capabilities of the phone.
    Will Apple open out the iPhone platform to third party ? We would have to wait and see …

  13. I would definitely agree with u. For one thing N95 has been in the market for couple of months and iPhone is yet to be actually launched in the market.
    One might not be able to do a feature by feature comparison, but the sheer listing of options available is great …

    GPRS
    5 MPS camera ( think with carl zeiss lens)
    WiFi
    and of course QUAD band and regular high end phone features.

    For me – One major difference would be the platform (S60 Symbian). I love my 6600 just because of the amount of s/w available in the market that could s/w extend the capabilities of the phone.
    Will Apple open out the iPhone platform to third party ? We would have to wait and see …

  14. The Nokia N95 is quite nice, but it’s not perfect. It’s GPS modul is not so sensitive as an external GPS mouse and it’s software is rather buggy at the present moment.
    The camera has 5 megapixel, but the sensor is too small for proper images… that will always be the problem with these phones.

    Nevertheless, the Nokia N95 is one of the hot gadgets this summer, and it supports 3,5G Networks so that you can download up to 1,8 Mbits

    So have a lot of fun with it, i love my one too…

    :-)

  15. The Nokia N95 is quite nice, but it’s not perfect. It’s GPS modul is not so sensitive as an external GPS mouse and it’s software is rather buggy at the present moment.
    The camera has 5 megapixel, but the sensor is too small for proper images… that will always be the problem with these phones.

    Nevertheless, the Nokia N95 is one of the hot gadgets this summer, and it supports 3,5G Networks so that you can download up to 1,8 Mbits

    So have a lot of fun with it, i love my one too…

    :-)

  16. I wouldn’t trade my Moto RAZR for anything.
    I would have hoped you’d review the Nokia N800 instead. :(

    Actually, I would trade my RAZR for something, the iPhone, but that’s about it.

    What’s so great about GPS?
    My car already has a dedicated GPS with voice, the viaMichelin.
    Hand held GPS is useless unless you’re out camping.

    “Apple iPhone for $500 or $600″

    Rogers usually gives the best phones for $99 if you buy a 3 year commitment. My RAZR commitment is done, so I can probably get an iPhone for $99, plus Apple already inked the deal with my carrier Rogers months ago. With the new 24″ LCD iMac at the office, it would be silly to buy anything else.

  17. I wouldn’t trade my Moto RAZR for anything.
    I would have hoped you’d review the Nokia N800 instead. :(

    Actually, I would trade my RAZR for something, the iPhone, but that’s about it.

    What’s so great about GPS?
    My car already has a dedicated GPS with voice, the viaMichelin.
    Hand held GPS is useless unless you’re out camping.

    “Apple iPhone for $500 or $600″

    Rogers usually gives the best phones for $99 if you buy a 3 year commitment. My RAZR commitment is done, so I can probably get an iPhone for $99, plus Apple already inked the deal with my carrier Rogers months ago. With the new 24″ LCD iMac at the office, it would be silly to buy anything else.

  18. It’s $750, so if they gave me one free I’m sure I’d write at least a few nice things about it. :)

    The better iPhone? Isn’t it a bit early to make that statement?

  19. It’s $750, so if they gave me one free I’m sure I’d write at least a few nice things about it. :)

    The better iPhone? Isn’t it a bit early to make that statement?

  20. Everyone should bookmark this post, so when Robert starts saying the iPhone is the greatest phone ever we can reference this post instead

  21. Everyone should bookmark this post, so when Robert starts saying the iPhone is the greatest phone ever we can reference this post instead

  22. Seriously? you were given the N95 free? Wish I’d be given too! ;) Anyway, of course based on my review, N95 is so much better compared to iPhone.

  23. Seriously? you were given the N95 free? Wish I’d be given too! ;) Anyway, of course based on my review, N95 is so much better compared to iPhone.

  24. I’ve had a Nokia N95 here in the UK for a couple of months. It’s not bad, but far from perfect.

    The GPS is very insensitive and frequently loses track. The navigation is awful, constantly leading me in little unnecessary detours (sometimes 5 miles or more!) I’ve asked for a refund on that – it cost a healthy whack on top of the phone contract.

    The camera, like all phone cameras, doesn’t take the photo when you want it to. I’d happily keep 2mpx in return for a fast response when I press the shutter button.

    The controls are too small and I’m often pressing the wrong one; meanwhile, it’s very slow to switch over.

    Video seems quite good quality. But can’t fault the wifi and the 3G modem.

    Far from perfect, though.

  25. I’ve had a Nokia N95 here in the UK for a couple of months. It’s not bad, but far from perfect.

    The GPS is very insensitive and frequently loses track. The navigation is awful, constantly leading me in little unnecessary detours (sometimes 5 miles or more!) I’ve asked for a refund on that – it cost a healthy whack on top of the phone contract.

    The camera, like all phone cameras, doesn’t take the photo when you want it to. I’d happily keep 2mpx in return for a fast response when I press the shutter button.

    The controls are too small and I’m often pressing the wrong one; meanwhile, it’s very slow to switch over.

    Video seems quite good quality. But can’t fault the wifi and the 3G modem.

    Far from perfect, though.

  26. I’m getting paid to do an article on the iPhone, but I’ll be buying it with the rest of the schulbs, as that’s part of the user experience. Plus that, i’ve been gradually getting sick of Windows Mobile more and more.

    The last straw was having to delete Newswire, because it keep killing the PHONE functionality on my PPC 6601. The thing technically hadn’t crashed, but it wasn’t worth a good goddamn as a phone. Had to reboot it. The best part? It only happened when I’d drop a call. Try to reconnect and find out the phone radio stack was fuxxored.

    Thank god for unlimited third party development, I know it’s made MY phone such an excellent device.

  27. I’m getting paid to do an article on the iPhone, but I’ll be buying it with the rest of the schulbs, as that’s part of the user experience. Plus that, i’ve been gradually getting sick of Windows Mobile more and more.

    The last straw was having to delete Newswire, because it keep killing the PHONE functionality on my PPC 6601. The thing technically hadn’t crashed, but it wasn’t worth a good goddamn as a phone. Had to reboot it. The best part? It only happened when I’d drop a call. Try to reconnect and find out the phone radio stack was fuxxored.

    Thank god for unlimited third party development, I know it’s made MY phone such an excellent device.

  28. Completely agree Robert – but it does a whole lot more. If you put Fring on it you can access Skype and Twitter without incurring data transfer charges. Don’t know if there is a comparable service in the US but for us EU types it is awesome. Also – it will work with wifi.

    It can take your Gmail as well and you can pimp the N95 with a fold up keyboard.

    If you use Macs then you can synch calendars/contacts with iSynch.

    One downside – battery life sucks badly when you’re hooked to 3G services so you need to have it powered in the car or selectively use those services.

    And no – I don’t pimp for Nokia – I paid €620 to get mine – on eBay.

    I have written about it cos it’s not just cool, it’s a great compromise for those who want a high end camera phone but also want Blackberry style connectivity.

  29. Completely agree Robert – but it does a whole lot more. If you put Fring on it you can access Skype and Twitter without incurring data transfer charges. Don’t know if there is a comparable service in the US but for us EU types it is awesome. Also – it will work with wifi.

    It can take your Gmail as well and you can pimp the N95 with a fold up keyboard.

    If you use Macs then you can synch calendars/contacts with iSynch.

    One downside – battery life sucks badly when you’re hooked to 3G services so you need to have it powered in the car or selectively use those services.

    And no – I don’t pimp for Nokia – I paid €620 to get mine – on eBay.

    I have written about it cos it’s not just cool, it’s a great compromise for those who want a high end camera phone but also want Blackberry style connectivity.

  30. It was great seeing you at the barbecue tonight, but yours was the second Nokia N95 I saw this week. JD Lasica showed me one at his house Thursday night. If Maurice is still passing them around he should think of your old book partner, sitting here alone in the dark with his shitty old Blackberry.

  31. It was great seeing you at the barbecue tonight, but yours was the second Nokia N95 I saw this week. JD Lasica showed me one at his house Thursday night. If Maurice is still passing them around he should think of your old book partner, sitting here alone in the dark with his shitty old Blackberry.

  32. Well each phone has its strengths. A lot of people point to the GPS and the 5megapixel camera but for myself personally, give me the 8gbs, bigger screen, higher resolution, better media management and usage.

    And the fact it will sync with every aspect of my Mac, from iTunes to Address Book, Notes to iPhoto.

  33. Well each phone has its strengths. A lot of people point to the GPS and the 5megapixel camera but for myself personally, give me the 8gbs, bigger screen, higher resolution, better media management and usage.

    And the fact it will sync with every aspect of my Mac, from iTunes to Address Book, Notes to iPhoto.

  34. Robert,
    I hate to be a kill joy but the N95’s 3G won’t work here in the United States. It is optomized (sp) for Europe and other GSM regions. It’s sad that we in the US spend the big bucks for fantastic phones but the mobile phone companies only provide 3G (when you can even find it) on alternative networks to what the rest of the world uses, so our phones from Europe won’t fully work here in the USA. I’m not USA bashing, I love living here and love my country but I can’t stand some aspects of corperate America and the fact that they pick alternative bands for the 3G. My little rant for the night.

  35. Robert,
    I hate to be a kill joy but the N95’s 3G won’t work here in the United States. It is optomized (sp) for Europe and other GSM regions. It’s sad that we in the US spend the big bucks for fantastic phones but the mobile phone companies only provide 3G (when you can even find it) on alternative networks to what the rest of the world uses, so our phones from Europe won’t fully work here in the USA. I’m not USA bashing, I love living here and love my country but I can’t stand some aspects of corperate America and the fact that they pick alternative bands for the 3G. My little rant for the night.

  36. Robert – if you really do get access to an iPhone before launch, via their PR or marketing groups, I’ll buy you and Maryam dinner. Google President and Apple board member Eric Schmidt doesn’t have one. I really think they’ll keep it under wraps until launch. But, here’s hoping you do…

  37. Robert – if you really do get access to an iPhone before launch, via their PR or marketing groups, I’ll buy you and Maryam dinner. Google President and Apple board member Eric Schmidt doesn’t have one. I really think they’ll keep it under wraps until launch. But, here’s hoping you do…

  38. Yea, but how does it work as an actual PHONE? Isn’t that supposed to be its key feature? I have a tool to take pictures. It’s called a camera. I have tool makes movies, its called a video camera. And if I want GPS, I’ll get a device made specifically for that. And when I want a PHONE, I’ll get a device that does that as its primary functionality.

  39. Yea, but how does it work as an actual PHONE? Isn’t that supposed to be its key feature? I have a tool to take pictures. It’s called a camera. I have tool makes movies, its called a video camera. And if I want GPS, I’ll get a device made specifically for that. And when I want a PHONE, I’ll get a device that does that as its primary functionality.

  40. Welcome to the phone for rich people who have nothing better to do with their money.

    Seems like the perfect phone if your name is Paris Hilton.

    We’ve reached the point of absurdity. Will the next version come with gold chains and a Louis Vuitton pet carrier?

  41. Welcome to the phone for rich people who have nothing better to do with their money.

    Seems like the perfect phone if your name is Paris Hilton.

    We’ve reached the point of absurdity. Will the next version come with gold chains and a Louis Vuitton pet carrier?

  42. LayZ: if all you want is a phone, go and get one of those free ones. You certainly won’t be in the market for a $750 device.

    But, it ROCKS as a phone. I’m very happy with that part of it. It’s just that if that’s all you care about this device isn’t for you.

  43. LayZ: if all you want is a phone, go and get one of those free ones. You certainly won’t be in the market for a $750 device.

    But, it ROCKS as a phone. I’m very happy with that part of it. It’s just that if that’s all you care about this device isn’t for you.

  44. There is a better product, and it’s the iPhone. I’ve taken it upon myself to attack every anti-iPhone post, even the most subtle critiques, in the blogosphere, so here I am.

    While the Nokia N95 may have a more megapixels, they definitely don’t determine the quality of the camera. My camera has 7 megapixels, and the photo quality is generally awful. And yes, I’ve optimized it myself, and had a professional help me get the most out of my MPs. Still crap.

    Not to mention the fact that based on what the Nokia N95 looks like, the entire concept of it seems to center around the camera feature. The iPhone has a solid camera, and that isn’t even one of its strongest feature.

    So the Nokia N95 has GPS. That’s great, but the iPhone has Google Maps, which is not only the best navigational software on the planet (available to the general public), it is also the best phonebook in the world.

    3G is a feature a future model of the iPhone is sure to have. I won’t give the iPhone any credit here, the lack of 3G is disappointing, but the capabilities the iPhone has makes it better than any other phone, including the Nokia N95, on 3G.

    Your keyboard complaints are speculative at best. The iPhone has more versatility in keyboards than any other phone of any intelligence on the market. After a week or so of using it, one should be able to use the keyboards without looking at them if they so desire, considering the fact that, as Jobs said in his keynote, “they’re there when you need them.”

    User interface isn’t a problem, we agree on iPhone’s complete and total dominance over the N95’s interface.

    Media – music, movies, and video – are also dominated by the iPhone. There’s just no question. It’s revolutionary, and it’s something to drool over, even for people who’ve loathed Apple for years.

    Finally, the price. You can get an iPhone, clearly the better product, for $250 less than a Nokia N95.

    Call me crazy, or wrong, or just plain stupid. But all in all, I’m right. The iPhone is the clear winner here, and while the N95 is a nice piece of technology, it doesn’t come close to competing with the iPhone.

  45. There is a better product, and it’s the iPhone. I’ve taken it upon myself to attack every anti-iPhone post, even the most subtle critiques, in the blogosphere, so here I am.

    While the Nokia N95 may have a more megapixels, they definitely don’t determine the quality of the camera. My camera has 7 megapixels, and the photo quality is generally awful. And yes, I’ve optimized it myself, and had a professional help me get the most out of my MPs. Still crap.

    Not to mention the fact that based on what the Nokia N95 looks like, the entire concept of it seems to center around the camera feature. The iPhone has a solid camera, and that isn’t even one of its strongest feature.

    So the Nokia N95 has GPS. That’s great, but the iPhone has Google Maps, which is not only the best navigational software on the planet (available to the general public), it is also the best phonebook in the world.

    3G is a feature a future model of the iPhone is sure to have. I won’t give the iPhone any credit here, the lack of 3G is disappointing, but the capabilities the iPhone has makes it better than any other phone, including the Nokia N95, on 3G.

    Your keyboard complaints are speculative at best. The iPhone has more versatility in keyboards than any other phone of any intelligence on the market. After a week or so of using it, one should be able to use the keyboards without looking at them if they so desire, considering the fact that, as Jobs said in his keynote, “they’re there when you need them.”

    User interface isn’t a problem, we agree on iPhone’s complete and total dominance over the N95’s interface.

    Media – music, movies, and video – are also dominated by the iPhone. There’s just no question. It’s revolutionary, and it’s something to drool over, even for people who’ve loathed Apple for years.

    Finally, the price. You can get an iPhone, clearly the better product, for $250 less than a Nokia N95.

    Call me crazy, or wrong, or just plain stupid. But all in all, I’m right. The iPhone is the clear winner here, and while the N95 is a nice piece of technology, it doesn’t come close to competing with the iPhone.

  46. @26

    LayZ, the mobile phone market doesn’t revolve around your preferences. For example: many, many people use their phones for taking photos, in preference to using dedicated cameras. Just because you personally don’t want a camera phone won’t stop these being the best-selling handsets. Same goes for video. And the same will go for GPS in the future…

  47. @26

    LayZ, the mobile phone market doesn’t revolve around your preferences. For example: many, many people use their phones for taking photos, in preference to using dedicated cameras. Just because you personally don’t want a camera phone won’t stop these being the best-selling handsets. Same goes for video. And the same will go for GPS in the future…

  48. For all things i have seen so far about the N95, i hardly believe the iPhone is going to be any better. OK, it has more sexiness, but that won’t make you more money and more fun using so.
    Lucky you got yours for free. Have fun with it, looking forward to see some more cool test results with it..

  49. For all things i have seen so far about the N95, i hardly believe the iPhone is going to be any better. OK, it has more sexiness, but that won’t make you more money and more fun using so.
    Lucky you got yours for free. Have fun with it, looking forward to see some more cool test results with it..

  50. Regarding Jeb’s comment on the 3G in the N95 not working in the US. It’s not totally true. While the CDMA/EVDO networks – Verizon and Sprint, whose networks won’t work with an N95 – have slightly higher coverage of 3G data rates AT&T/Cingular have a significant UMTS network which the N95 should work fine with. I have seen engineering data that measured over a megabit download speed on a UMTS/HSDPA phone in a live real-world trial in the US.

  51. Regarding Jeb’s comment on the 3G in the N95 not working in the US. It’s not totally true. While the CDMA/EVDO networks – Verizon and Sprint, whose networks won’t work with an N95 – have slightly higher coverage of 3G data rates AT&T/Cingular have a significant UMTS network which the N95 should work fine with. I have seen engineering data that measured over a megabit download speed on a UMTS/HSDPA phone in a live real-world trial in the US.

  52. I had a look at the Nokia site. You’re comparing sportscars and trucks. Yes, the truck can carry 3 people, onesleeping on the bunk bed while one other is watching a DVD (lets hope the driver drives) plus a full load of ‘stuff’ on the back of the truck. So performance wise (except for speed – a minor feature) it by far beats the Porsche sports car, which can only carry 2 (so stuff), and then they are squashed…

    That’s basically what your comparison is saying. It ignores the fact that the Porsche, like the iPhone is so desired for the less quantifiable things like elegance, style, allure etc. You cannot compare the ugly (to me) N95, with lots of corners and recesses and buttons (like a truck) to the sleek elegant sports-car-like iPhone.

    Both serve 2 completely different audiences. I don’t need a truck, but I sure wish I had a Porsche.

  53. I had a look at the Nokia site. You’re comparing sportscars and trucks. Yes, the truck can carry 3 people, onesleeping on the bunk bed while one other is watching a DVD (lets hope the driver drives) plus a full load of ‘stuff’ on the back of the truck. So performance wise (except for speed – a minor feature) it by far beats the Porsche sports car, which can only carry 2 (so stuff), and then they are squashed…

    That’s basically what your comparison is saying. It ignores the fact that the Porsche, like the iPhone is so desired for the less quantifiable things like elegance, style, allure etc. You cannot compare the ugly (to me) N95, with lots of corners and recesses and buttons (like a truck) to the sleek elegant sports-car-like iPhone.

    Both serve 2 completely different audiences. I don’t need a truck, but I sure wish I had a Porsche.

  54. The N95 is a lovely phone, probably the best there is (until the 29th at least).

    If readers are interested in what it’s capable of, check out my blog, I have loads of N95 related stuff there.

  55. The N95 is a lovely phone, probably the best there is (until the 29th at least).

    If readers are interested in what it’s capable of, check out my blog, I have loads of N95 related stuff there.

  56. You lucky bugger Robert… I want a free Nokia N95 too! I’m stuck early on in an 18 month contract with an N70. Boo!

  57. You lucky bugger Robert… I want a free Nokia N95 too! I’m stuck early on in an 18 month contract with an N70. Boo!

  58. Uhm…I hope you’ve had it longer than a day in order to see how much the battery life sucks on the N95 :)

    Seriously though, if you intend to use the GPS, or the data connection for anything useful, you’ll hardly get one day out of the phone. I believe we are facing a serious problem with manufacturers cramming more and more into phones, without taking into account battery life. Oh, and if you start with less than a day’s worth, and a battery is good for about 300-500 charge cycles, how much are you going to get in six month’s time? I don’t think having to travel around with a belt full of spare batteries is an option (like it used to be with those full-sized VHS shoulder-mount cameras, if you remember!).

    Cheers, enjoy the phone!

  59. LayZ,
    Its a couple of years since i have been to a concert in the states. I was at a Killers gig in Las Vegas and believe it or not it was even better than i expected. The reason? There wasn’t two thousand teenagers in front of me holding up their camera phone to photograph/film the band. Here in the UK its all you see at concerts people watching a band through the viewer on their phone. My point being these kids are the ones who will demand these sort of features on phones they buy, they will no longer want “just a phone”

  60. Uhm…I hope you’ve had it longer than a day in order to see how much the battery life sucks on the N95 :)

    Seriously though, if you intend to use the GPS, or the data connection for anything useful, you’ll hardly get one day out of the phone. I believe we are facing a serious problem with manufacturers cramming more and more into phones, without taking into account battery life. Oh, and if you start with less than a day’s worth, and a battery is good for about 300-500 charge cycles, how much are you going to get in six month’s time? I don’t think having to travel around with a belt full of spare batteries is an option (like it used to be with those full-sized VHS shoulder-mount cameras, if you remember!).

    Cheers, enjoy the phone!

  61. LayZ,
    Its a couple of years since i have been to a concert in the states. I was at a Killers gig in Las Vegas and believe it or not it was even better than i expected. The reason? There wasn’t two thousand teenagers in front of me holding up their camera phone to photograph/film the band. Here in the UK its all you see at concerts people watching a band through the viewer on their phone. My point being these kids are the ones who will demand these sort of features on phones they buy, they will no longer want “just a phone”

  62. Hey Robert,

    I have an N95 and love it, to improve battery life there are some little tricks and tweaks you can do, such as turning off the wifi completely so you are not always looking for wifi. But this phone with WIFI is not only a phone, but also a skype phone, VOIP, Internet browser (I think it comes with a safari browser) the lifeblog software is awsome little feature. For someone like me who does not need to type 20 emails per day on my phone this device is it.

    The Nokia sportstracker is great addition to the GPS to track your running, walking, or hiking routes and your times. No need for a step counter anymore.

    Yes we all know the camera is not full digital replacement but it is very nice to be able to go to a wedding with one device take decent shots, and videos, and be done with it. If I was going to take lots of shots I would take my digital with me.

    The only downside I see with the phone coming from a Treo 650, is the limited exchange email offerings so not optimal for corporate email. GMAIL and POP works out of the box and some other minor S60 issues which I am getting used to.

    Battery life is what it is, if I connected a GPS to my TREO and ran TOMTOM I always knew I was on borrowed battery time. Same was if you watched videos or multimedia on a palm or windowsmobile device battery was and will be an issue for some time to come, but in my view it is manageable I don’t need GPS everyday or always be connected to wifi, so I can live with it. I’m sure we will get better power management in few months with new firmware.

  63. Hey Robert,

    I have an N95 and love it, to improve battery life there are some little tricks and tweaks you can do, such as turning off the wifi completely so you are not always looking for wifi. But this phone with WIFI is not only a phone, but also a skype phone, VOIP, Internet browser (I think it comes with a safari browser) the lifeblog software is awsome little feature. For someone like me who does not need to type 20 emails per day on my phone this device is it.

    The Nokia sportstracker is great addition to the GPS to track your running, walking, or hiking routes and your times. No need for a step counter anymore.

    Yes we all know the camera is not full digital replacement but it is very nice to be able to go to a wedding with one device take decent shots, and videos, and be done with it. If I was going to take lots of shots I would take my digital with me.

    The only downside I see with the phone coming from a Treo 650, is the limited exchange email offerings so not optimal for corporate email. GMAIL and POP works out of the box and some other minor S60 issues which I am getting used to.

    Battery life is what it is, if I connected a GPS to my TREO and ran TOMTOM I always knew I was on borrowed battery time. Same was if you watched videos or multimedia on a palm or windowsmobile device battery was and will be an issue for some time to come, but in my view it is manageable I don’t need GPS everyday or always be connected to wifi, so I can live with it. I’m sure we will get better power management in few months with new firmware.

  64. @33

    Absolutely true. It’s a shame though, especially in the case of the camera stuff. I’m yet to see a combination device come close to beating a dedicated device.

    Potentially the mp3 end of things will start to match up, especially with the way the iPhone looks like it’s going to integrate the popular ipod interface (I’m an iAudio person though).

    However I think in the case of camera stuff, phones have a long long way to go before they come close to image quality that was available in digital cameras up to 4 years ago. It’s mainly chip size and lens quality that matters here. How many mega-ziga-trillion pixels you have doesn’t necessarily make for a good image!

    I know my girlfriend is absolutely delighted about the camera on her new sony phone. She’s never had a digital camera before and is finding this to be great. I however always have my Canon Powershot on my belt ;)

  65. @33

    Absolutely true. It’s a shame though, especially in the case of the camera stuff. I’m yet to see a combination device come close to beating a dedicated device.

    Potentially the mp3 end of things will start to match up, especially with the way the iPhone looks like it’s going to integrate the popular ipod interface (I’m an iAudio person though).

    However I think in the case of camera stuff, phones have a long long way to go before they come close to image quality that was available in digital cameras up to 4 years ago. It’s mainly chip size and lens quality that matters here. How many mega-ziga-trillion pixels you have doesn’t necessarily make for a good image!

    I know my girlfriend is absolutely delighted about the camera on her new sony phone. She’s never had a digital camera before and is finding this to be great. I however always have my Canon Powershot on my belt ;)

  66. with the exception of the 5m camera wht does this phone do that many other extremely good PDA’s have been doing for quite a while? Check out o2’s XDa series also known as the HTC artemis and many other many manufacturers PDA phone combinations. I think many people have been sold by the marketing on this device, it is heavier than many existing PDA’s has a shorter battery life with a limited GPS capability and frankly it looks ugly! These are my thoughts….

  67. with the exception of the 5m camera wht does this phone do that many other extremely good PDA’s have been doing for quite a while? Check out o2’s XDa series also known as the HTC artemis and many other many manufacturers PDA phone combinations. I think many people have been sold by the marketing on this device, it is heavier than many existing PDA’s has a shorter battery life with a limited GPS capability and frankly it looks ugly! These are my thoughts….

  68. If you put truphone on the phone, http://www.truphone.com it turns into a great machine. Allowing you to use the WiFi channel to make calls independent of the mobile carrier infrastructure at VERY good call quality. I have it installed on previous Nokia with WiFi since 6 months and just LOVE the service.

  69. If you put truphone on the phone, http://www.truphone.com it turns into a great machine. Allowing you to use the WiFi channel to make calls independent of the mobile carrier infrastructure at VERY good call quality. I have it installed on previous Nokia with WiFi since 6 months and just LOVE the service.

  70. haha makes me laugh these fools who keep going on about 5MP cams in a PHONE!

    What a joke. Get a camera.

    It’s just a numbers game. the iPhone’s 2MP is more than enough for quick snapshots and internet use which is all anyone with half a brain would be doing with a phone anyway.

    iPhone will make the N95 look like an amateur toy.

    What you will realise soon is that the iPhone is just a Mac that makes phonecalls.

    Watch and learn.

  71. haha makes me laugh these fools who keep going on about 5MP cams in a PHONE!

    What a joke. Get a camera.

    It’s just a numbers game. the iPhone’s 2MP is more than enough for quick snapshots and internet use which is all anyone with half a brain would be doing with a phone anyway.

    iPhone will make the N95 look like an amateur toy.

    What you will realise soon is that the iPhone is just a Mac that makes phonecalls.

    Watch and learn.

  72. The N95 is feature rich indeed!

    I got it for the camera, knowing little else about it.
    How happy was I to find out it was an all singing all dancing phone – heh-heh!

    Downside definitely is battery power. Play with the wonderful features and be prepared to charge your phone nightly (it’s still a kick-ass phone).

    My last 2 phones have been a Samsung D500 and an XDA Mini S – both of which have better in-call sound quality than the N95 IMHO.
    Since being a phone is its primary objective I find this, more than the battery life problem, to be my biggest gripe.

    Ahhhh . . . all done . . . look at it in all its glory . . . no not the phone – my 2c worth :)

  73. The N95 is feature rich indeed!

    I got it for the camera, knowing little else about it.
    How happy was I to find out it was an all singing all dancing phone – heh-heh!

    Downside definitely is battery power. Play with the wonderful features and be prepared to charge your phone nightly (it’s still a kick-ass phone).

    My last 2 phones have been a Samsung D500 and an XDA Mini S – both of which have better in-call sound quality than the N95 IMHO.
    Since being a phone is its primary objective I find this, more than the battery life problem, to be my biggest gripe.

    Ahhhh . . . all done . . . look at it in all its glory . . . no not the phone – my 2c worth :)

  74. Does the GPS (Longitude / Latitude) data get written to pictures taken on the N95. I know there’s an EXIF tag in Jpeg for this. It would revolutionise my Flickr experience if when I took pictures It could automatically say when and where I took them. Direction and elevation maybe pushing it?

    So far no-one i’ve talked to has confirmed this. If it doesn’t they’re just stupid in my opinion.

    If it did, it’d really add value to mobile blogging.

  75. Does the GPS (Longitude / Latitude) data get written to pictures taken on the N95. I know there’s an EXIF tag in Jpeg for this. It would revolutionise my Flickr experience if when I took pictures It could automatically say when and where I took them. Direction and elevation maybe pushing it?

    So far no-one i’ve talked to has confirmed this. If it doesn’t they’re just stupid in my opinion.

    If it did, it’d really add value to mobile blogging.

  76. Robert,
    You may not be aware of this, but Rhapsody to Go supports the N95, so you can load/sync your phone with fresh songs all the time. That, along with the standard audio headphone jack makes the N95 a cool music phone. Of course, you should spend $30 or so and get a 2GB MicroSD card if you don’t already have one.

    You should also try out Gizmo VOIP on the phone. It works great and is integrated into the phone’s UI (pick a contact and select internet call). It’s great to be able to use WiFi to make cheap International phone calls. :) Fring’s fine, but you don’t need it to do IP calls.

    I love my N95! :)

  77. Robert,
    You may not be aware of this, but Rhapsody to Go supports the N95, so you can load/sync your phone with fresh songs all the time. That, along with the standard audio headphone jack makes the N95 a cool music phone. Of course, you should spend $30 or so and get a 2GB MicroSD card if you don’t already have one.

    You should also try out Gizmo VOIP on the phone. It works great and is integrated into the phone’s UI (pick a contact and select internet call). It’s great to be able to use WiFi to make cheap International phone calls. :) Fring’s fine, but you don’t need it to do IP calls.

    I love my N95! :)

  78. i´d rather stay plugged in, until someone comes up with a new way to recycle electrosmog into electric current – still waiting for the implementation of Nicola Tesla´s dream of wireless electricity.

  79. i´d rather stay plugged in, until someone comes up with a new way to recycle electrosmog into electric current – still waiting for the implementation of Nicola Tesla´s dream of wireless electricity.

  80. @38

    Dan, As I understand it, you need to use the 3rd-party application “Shozu” if you want to do automatic geo-tagging of your photos on the N95 (the vanilla S60 software doesn’t do this, I don’t think). When you take a photo using Shozu, it should be geo-tagged and uploaded to your Flickr account automatically.

  81. @38

    Dan, As I understand it, you need to use the 3rd-party application “Shozu” if you want to do automatic geo-tagging of your photos on the N95 (the vanilla S60 software doesn’t do this, I don’t think). When you take a photo using Shozu, it should be geo-tagged and uploaded to your Flickr account automatically.

  82. I’m sorry to sound cynical, but the idea of ‘reviewing’ a free $700+ phone and comparing it favorably to one that is yet to be released doesn’t ring clearly for me.

  83. I’m sorry to sound cynical, but the idea of ‘reviewing’ a free $700+ phone and comparing it favorably to one that is yet to be released doesn’t ring clearly for me.

  84. One downside – battery life sucks badly when you’re hooked to 3G services so you need to have it powered in the car or selectively use those services.

    That of course is the real issue with GSM 3G…what it does to your battery life. It’s one of the things CDMA has managed to deal with better. Until they get a radio stack that doesn’t destroy your batter life for 3G speeds, then EDGE is a better choice.

  85. “Keep in mind that this is a very expensive phone at about $750. But I know tons of people who are about to buy an Apple iPhone for $500 or $600.”
    maybe i’m not up to date with apple’s plans for pricing the iphone, but wasn’t it supposed to be 600-700$ on a 2 year contract? because if you’re going for a contract the n95 should be around 300$ (depending on the contract and your location of course)

  86. One downside – battery life sucks badly when you’re hooked to 3G services so you need to have it powered in the car or selectively use those services.

    That of course is the real issue with GSM 3G…what it does to your battery life. It’s one of the things CDMA has managed to deal with better. Until they get a radio stack that doesn’t destroy your batter life for 3G speeds, then EDGE is a better choice.

  87. “Keep in mind that this is a very expensive phone at about $750. But I know tons of people who are about to buy an Apple iPhone for $500 or $600.”
    maybe i’m not up to date with apple’s plans for pricing the iphone, but wasn’t it supposed to be 600-700$ on a 2 year contract? because if you’re going for a contract the n95 should be around 300$ (depending on the contract and your location of course)

  88. Regarding GSM 3G… I have a Razr running GSM and HSDPA (3G) on Cingular and the battery life is exceptional. I charge my phone every other day – sometimes on the third day. Casual voice use, but it does connect via Bluetooth for my daily commute – which used to kill phones. I think it’s generally the wifi that knocks down battery life so dramatically. That’s certainly the case for laptops.

  89. Regarding GSM 3G… I have a Razr running GSM and HSDPA (3G) on Cingular and the battery life is exceptional. I charge my phone every other day – sometimes on the third day. Casual voice use, but it does connect via Bluetooth for my daily commute – which used to kill phones. I think it’s generally the wifi that knocks down battery life so dramatically. That’s certainly the case for laptops.

  90. $700+ for a phone is even more ridiculous than $500 for the iPhone. from the more money than brains category.

  91. $700+ for a phone is even more ridiculous than $500 for the iPhone. from the more money than brains category.

  92. I have the N95 myself and think it’s the best phone… err… sorry… “computer” (that’s what Nokia calles it) on the market at the moment. I simply love that little music-player keyboard. And since I live en Denmark I have the full advantages of a 3G network; wonder how you can manage without in the US.

    And have you tried out the camera yet? Next to the camera there is a small light which gives you better picture quality than camera phones with flashes.

  93. I have the N95 myself and think it’s the best phone… err… sorry… “computer” (that’s what Nokia calles it) on the market at the moment. I simply love that little music-player keyboard. And since I live en Denmark I have the full advantages of a 3G network; wonder how you can manage without in the US.

    And have you tried out the camera yet? Next to the camera there is a small light which gives you better picture quality than camera phones with flashes.

  94. As nice as the N95 sounds (good camera, international, unlocked), I’d be hesitant to use it based on my recent experience with the Nokia user interface. It is one of the worst interfaces I’ve ever used. It takes way too many clicks to find the items I want and it’s full of “mystery meat” icons.

    My new Nokia phone has really made me appreciate my 3-year-old LG. I plan to replace it with an iPhone next month.

  95. As nice as the N95 sounds (good camera, international, unlocked), I’d be hesitant to use it based on my recent experience with the Nokia user interface. It is one of the worst interfaces I’ve ever used. It takes way too many clicks to find the items I want and it’s full of “mystery meat” icons.

    My new Nokia phone has really made me appreciate my 3-year-old LG. I plan to replace it with an iPhone next month.

  96. Robert, the N95 WAS nice pre iPhone era. Now its just a huge chunk of hardware with a very confusing interface that yes looks powerful in a demo but in the real world you woud never use.

    Also make sure you have a battery backpack with you as the the phone sucks juice mercilessly.

  97. Robert, the N95 WAS nice pre iPhone era. Now its just a huge chunk of hardware with a very confusing interface that yes looks powerful in a demo but in the real world you woud never use.

    Also make sure you have a battery backpack with you as the the phone sucks juice mercilessly.

  98. @33 That’s great, but you didn’t answer my question. How does it perform as a PHONE? I get that fact that cell phone mfgs are trying to be all things to all people. So long as the primary functionality doesn’t take a back seat to the other features, I have no problem with it. But, when battery life, signal strength and voice quality are inferior, I couldn’t care less what other nify neato features the device has.

  99. @33 That’s great, but you didn’t answer my question. How does it perform as a PHONE? I get that fact that cell phone mfgs are trying to be all things to all people. So long as the primary functionality doesn’t take a back seat to the other features, I have no problem with it. But, when battery life, signal strength and voice quality are inferior, I couldn’t care less what other nify neato features the device has.

  100. The problem with all these phones having a touch screen is it makes ait dam hard to dial in the rain! I have a MDA vario 2 which has both a touch screen and a keyboard I love it but could do without touch screen dialling!

  101. The problem with all these phones having a touch screen is it makes ait dam hard to dial in the rain! I have a MDA vario 2 which has both a touch screen and a keyboard I love it but could do without touch screen dialling!

  102. Well let’s see – we don’t know how the two phones compare until the iPhone ships. 3G doesn’t work reliably (or at all) in many markets so Edge may end up being a better choice. I have used the N95 and it’s a nice phone – but try pushing 11 buttons through nested menus a few times and you’ll remember why Apple does so well – user interface is the big deal with them. GPS will be available if not when the phone ships then soon via add-ons.

  103. Well let’s see – we don’t know how the two phones compare until the iPhone ships. 3G doesn’t work reliably (or at all) in many markets so Edge may end up being a better choice. I have used the N95 and it’s a nice phone – but try pushing 11 buttons through nested menus a few times and you’ll remember why Apple does so well – user interface is the big deal with them. GPS will be available if not when the phone ships then soon via add-ons.

  104. @45

    Well, let’s answer your question then. How does it perform as a phone?

    Signal strength: fine
    Call quality: fine
    Standby-time: 200 hours (3G); 225 hours (GSM)
    Talk-time: 160 mins (3G); 240 mins (GSM)

    Cell phone manufacturers aren’t trying to build phones that are all things to all people. They build a huge array of different products that aim to serve different niches well. You want a phone with a long battery life? You can buy those. You want a phone that’s “just a phone” you can buy those too.

    However, if you want to build a best-selling phone, you can’t do anything as simple as just maximizing the “phone” feature. You have to provide the right combination of features; and pack those features into the right form factor. That means you need to strike a balance across all features, including the phone-related features.

  105. @45

    Well, let’s answer your question then. How does it perform as a phone?

    Signal strength: fine
    Call quality: fine
    Standby-time: 200 hours (3G); 225 hours (GSM)
    Talk-time: 160 mins (3G); 240 mins (GSM)

    Cell phone manufacturers aren’t trying to build phones that are all things to all people. They build a huge array of different products that aim to serve different niches well. You want a phone with a long battery life? You can buy those. You want a phone that’s “just a phone” you can buy those too.

    However, if you want to build a best-selling phone, you can’t do anything as simple as just maximizing the “phone” feature. You have to provide the right combination of features; and pack those features into the right form factor. That means you need to strike a balance across all features, including the phone-related features.

  106. It has a GPS but does it geotag the photos?
    That’s what I want but can’t seem to find.

  107. It has a GPS but does it geotag the photos?
    That’s what I want but can’t seem to find.

  108. I know it’s all supply and demand (kartels, imho), but I think it’s rediculous that the US mobile market is so far behind with the rest of the developed world. $750? No 3G to speak of? wtf?
    Just the other day I showed a visiting US citizen my mobile video call with a friend. He was flabbergasted by the ease, the speed and the quality. He sighed.

    *Happy with my N93, getting a N95 soon, no extra charge)*

  109. I know it’s all supply and demand (kartels, imho), but I think it’s rediculous that the US mobile market is so far behind with the rest of the developed world. $750? No 3G to speak of? wtf?
    Just the other day I showed a visiting US citizen my mobile video call with a friend. He was flabbergasted by the ease, the speed and the quality. He sighed.

    *Happy with my N93, getting a N95 soon, no extra charge)*

  110. The N95 is a very good phone LayZ. The speakerphone quality is exceptional (stereo speakers and very loud volume when needed w/o too much distortion). The integration of features in the phone app is also outstanding, allowing me to generate video calls, voice calls, Skype calls (with Fring installed), or SMS text messages.

    There’s also, in addition to a great Gmail client, Widsets for content aggregation, a Jaiku client for microblogging, and the aforementioned Flickr and Vox integrations Nokia began offering last year on some N series devices.

    Battery life could be better but can be enhanced in the US by turning off UTMS scanning and keeping WiFi scanning off unless needed. The first firmware update seems to have helped in this regard as well. Wifi performance is very, very good and it makes a great Bluetooth modem for both my Tablet PC and MacBook.

    Not perfect, but definitely the best all-in-one device I’ve used so far.

    Those iPhone commercials sure do look good though. I thought I was going to be able to resist the siren song but I feel my resolve beginning to waver.

  111. The N95 is a very good phone LayZ. The speakerphone quality is exceptional (stereo speakers and very loud volume when needed w/o too much distortion). The integration of features in the phone app is also outstanding, allowing me to generate video calls, voice calls, Skype calls (with Fring installed), or SMS text messages.

    There’s also, in addition to a great Gmail client, Widsets for content aggregation, a Jaiku client for microblogging, and the aforementioned Flickr and Vox integrations Nokia began offering last year on some N series devices.

    Battery life could be better but can be enhanced in the US by turning off UTMS scanning and keeping WiFi scanning off unless needed. The first firmware update seems to have helped in this regard as well. Wifi performance is very, very good and it makes a great Bluetooth modem for both my Tablet PC and MacBook.

    Not perfect, but definitely the best all-in-one device I’ve used so far.

    Those iPhone commercials sure do look good though. I thought I was going to be able to resist the siren song but I feel my resolve beginning to waver.

  112. Sent my N95 back and reverted to my Sony Ericsson K800i – the N95’s battery is worse than useless, the GPS rubbish and the camera far too slow.

    Am slightly sceptical about the iPhone – I use the Gmail and Sky Mobile (enables me to remotely record stuff on Sky+ here in the UK) apps and I wouldn’t want to do without them. Plus the camera on the K800i is excellent.

    We shall see in the coming weeks I guess…

  113. Sent my N95 back and reverted to my Sony Ericsson K800i – the N95’s battery is worse than useless, the GPS rubbish and the camera far too slow.

    Am slightly sceptical about the iPhone – I use the Gmail and Sky Mobile (enables me to remotely record stuff on Sky+ here in the UK) apps and I wouldn’t want to do without them. Plus the camera on the K800i is excellent.

    We shall see in the coming weeks I guess…

  114. [...] Scoble is raving about the N95 he recently was provided by PureMobile. He’s discovering what those of us familiar with the great N Series line have known for some time – Nokia builds some amazing devices. The N95, the latest, greatest in the series is a terrific device that packs an incredible amount of functionality into a very small package. [...]

  115. I’ve been telling people this for as long as i can remember. currently i’ve got the N70 music edition and i love it. I would love to have the N95, but i can’t afford it. I had someone from Saudi send me the N70 because it was cheaper, i just bought an english keypad from ebay.

  116. I’ve been telling people this for as long as i can remember. currently i’ve got the N70 music edition and i love it. I would love to have the N95, but i can’t afford it. I had someone from Saudi send me the N70 because it was cheaper, i just bought an english keypad from ebay.

  117. I have used the N95 for a week back in February at CTIA in Orlando for show demos and it is very light weight and has a huge 2.8 in screen. I have used many of the N-Series devices –N90,N91,N93,N70,N80 and the N73 is my current phone and the N95 is clearly the best form and function phone that Nokia has made to date. I could list all the great features, but it is missing a few things that would make it perfect and that is a side slide out keyboard and support for Cingular/AT&T 3G (USA 3G). While wifi is great and it being a quad-band phone makes it work well with USA carriers “Edge” data speed is still a little slow.

    I think that the iPhone will be very popular and Apple and AT&T will have strong demand for the phone, but they will still sell slowly as the price will keep demand down here in the US. AT&T will see strong traffic to all of their stores and sell a lot of HTC Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices.

    If you live in the Seattle area you can see and try an N95 by visiting the Nokia Experience Center kiosk at the Alderwood Mall just north of Lynnwood off of I5 north of Seattle.

  118. I have used the N95 for a week back in February at CTIA in Orlando for show demos and it is very light weight and has a huge 2.8 in screen. I have used many of the N-Series devices –N90,N91,N93,N70,N80 and the N73 is my current phone and the N95 is clearly the best form and function phone that Nokia has made to date. I could list all the great features, but it is missing a few things that would make it perfect and that is a side slide out keyboard and support for Cingular/AT&T 3G (USA 3G). While wifi is great and it being a quad-band phone makes it work well with USA carriers “Edge” data speed is still a little slow.

    I think that the iPhone will be very popular and Apple and AT&T will have strong demand for the phone, but they will still sell slowly as the price will keep demand down here in the US. AT&T will see strong traffic to all of their stores and sell a lot of HTC Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices.

    If you live in the Seattle area you can see and try an N95 by visiting the Nokia Experience Center kiosk at the Alderwood Mall just north of Lynnwood off of I5 north of Seattle.

  119. I sure would like N95 for myself. I am currently using an N80 which I think is awesome. I was previously using a Blackberry Pearl. Nokia is a completely different world. I am glad I switched.. anyone want to give me their N95… ;-)

  120. I sure would like N95 for myself. I am currently using an N80 which I think is awesome. I was previously using a Blackberry Pearl. Nokia is a completely different world. I am glad I switched.. anyone want to give me their N95… ;-)

  121. oh i love nokias.

    i had one, the 3665 i think a few years ago – WAY ahead of its time. camera, video, bluetooth, bells, whistles… Since then i have gone with a few lackluster devices including my 7300 series blackberry. No comparison, i miss my nokia and if i can’t afford the iPhone data plan after my phone service runs out, i will check out this phone, Thanks Scoble!

  122. oh i love nokias.

    i had one, the 3665 i think a few years ago – WAY ahead of its time. camera, video, bluetooth, bells, whistles… Since then i have gone with a few lackluster devices including my 7300 series blackberry. No comparison, i miss my nokia and if i can’t afford the iPhone data plan after my phone service runs out, i will check out this phone, Thanks Scoble!

  123. It will be interesting to see how the browsers differ, as both the N95 and the iPhone use Apple’s (and Konquerer’s) WebKit (used in Safari) for rendering. At least I’ve been led to believe that all S60 phones now use webkit.

  124. It will be interesting to see how the browsers differ, as both the N95 and the iPhone use Apple’s (and Konquerer’s) WebKit (used in Safari) for rendering. At least I’ve been led to believe that all S60 phones now use webkit.

  125. I have had a N95 for a couple of weeks – great phone that can be made better with some free software downloads (Im not affiliated in anyway).

    Try these

    http://www.mobizines.com/ mini magazines on your phone.

    http://www.widsets.com/ news reader, applications and more – try the wikipedia addon its amazing

    http://www.fring.com/ – access to skype, google talk and MSN in one application

    http://www.mobilcast.com/ – streaming podcasts

    All of the above are free applications for the N95 and improve on the standard apps

  126. I have had a N95 for a couple of weeks – great phone that can be made better with some free software downloads (Im not affiliated in anyway).

    Try these

    http://www.mobizines.com/ mini magazines on your phone.

    http://www.widsets.com/ news reader, applications and more – try the wikipedia addon its amazing

    http://www.fring.com/ – access to skype, google talk and MSN in one application

    http://www.mobilcast.com/ – streaming podcasts

    All of the above are free applications for the N95 and improve on the standard apps

  127. Like the 3650, the n95 is way ahead of its time, only problem with the phone is its battery, apart from that there is nothing i feel that can even get close to it at the moment.

  128. Like the 3650, the n95 is way ahead of its time, only problem with the phone is its battery, apart from that there is nothing i feel that can even get close to it at the moment.

  129. I’ve had my N95 for a couple of weeks now, and I really like it. Mind you, I had a Motorola A1000 before, which was *not* spectacularly good. I’m just getting in to writing some location based tools for my N95 – something I definitely can’t do for the iPhone :-)

  130. I’ve had my N95 for a couple of weeks now, and I really like it. Mind you, I had a Motorola A1000 before, which was *not* spectacularly good. I’m just getting in to writing some location based tools for my N95 – something I definitely can’t do for the iPhone :-)

  131. Glad you like the Nokia Robert, but your accolades fall far short of the review that CNET gave it recently.

    On the bad side they say: “The N95 lacks support for U.S. 3G networks; standby battery life is poor; and performance is somewhat sluggish. The hardware feels a bit cheap, and the sliding mechanism could be more secure. It’s also very expensive”

    Another thing, its a lot more expensive than the most expensive iPhone and is no where near as sexy. Some people might not think sexy is not that important, but if you had a choice of a 300, 75 year old woman for a date or some one like Paris Hilton…. well, you know what I mean?

    I’m sure the Nokia is a fine phone, but when some one gives the $750.00 phone in hopes of mentioning where you got it, some how taints the whole piece.

  132. Glad you like the Nokia Robert, but your accolades fall far short of the review that CNET gave it recently.

    On the bad side they say: “The N95 lacks support for U.S. 3G networks; standby battery life is poor; and performance is somewhat sluggish. The hardware feels a bit cheap, and the sliding mechanism could be more secure. It’s also very expensive”

    Another thing, its a lot more expensive than the most expensive iPhone and is no where near as sexy. Some people might not think sexy is not that important, but if you had a choice of a 300, 75 year old woman for a date or some one like Paris Hilton…. well, you know what I mean?

    I’m sure the Nokia is a fine phone, but when some one gives the $750.00 phone in hopes of mentioning where you got it, some how taints the whole piece.

  133. I’m glad you finally got one Robert, the killer app for me is the google reader in the regular N95 web browser (which is based on safari), that in landscape mode on the N95 is brilliant. here’s a pic

  134. I’m glad you finally got one Robert, the killer app for me is the google reader in the regular N95 web browser (which is based on safari), that in landscape mode on the N95 is brilliant. here’s a pic

  135. The first iPhone is going to be a huge dissapointment. All the hype, all the expectations have the bar set so high I don’t know that Apple, or anyone for that matter, can meet it. For their sake, I hope that the love people have for their brand will afford them some forgiveness. IMHO, the first iPhone worth getting will be iPhone number 3. It’s going to take that long for Apple and AT&T to get the hardware, software, battery life, services, etc., properly productized.

  136. The first iPhone is going to be a huge dissapointment. All the hype, all the expectations have the bar set so high I don’t know that Apple, or anyone for that matter, can meet it. For their sake, I hope that the love people have for their brand will afford them some forgiveness. IMHO, the first iPhone worth getting will be iPhone number 3. It’s going to take that long for Apple and AT&T to get the hardware, software, battery life, services, etc., properly productized.

  137. I have been circling around trying to make up my mind on the N-95…this was the phone of choice for many geeks that I met in Bangalore. They were unfazed by the price and willing to shell out the money to get this phone.

    Enjoy your phone and look forward to seeing your video on iphone vs. n95.

    kamla

  138. I have been circling around trying to make up my mind on the N-95…this was the phone of choice for many geeks that I met in Bangalore. They were unfazed by the price and willing to shell out the money to get this phone.

    Enjoy your phone and look forward to seeing your video on iphone vs. n95.

    kamla

  139. I’ve owned and tested a lot of phones (and other mobile devices) over years, from most manufacturers and with most mobile OS’s…

    The N95 is by far the best mobile device I’ve ever used (and is my current everyday phone). It’s the first convergence device that’s actually living up to the hype – I cannot recommend it more!

    That being said, I think the iPhone will also be a great phone, but in a different way. The user interface and integration with desktop software will be the “killer app” on the iPhone.

    The way I see it, the N95 is the phone for the linux/hacker crowd, the iPhone is the phone for the Mac/hipster crowd. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that :)

    I will be getting an iPhone and continue enjoying my N95, in the same way I use Ubuntu and OS X everyday.

  140. I’ve owned and tested a lot of phones (and other mobile devices) over years, from most manufacturers and with most mobile OS’s…

    The N95 is by far the best mobile device I’ve ever used (and is my current everyday phone). It’s the first convergence device that’s actually living up to the hype – I cannot recommend it more!

    That being said, I think the iPhone will also be a great phone, but in a different way. The user interface and integration with desktop software will be the “killer app” on the iPhone.

    The way I see it, the N95 is the phone for the linux/hacker crowd, the iPhone is the phone for the Mac/hipster crowd. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that :)

    I will be getting an iPhone and continue enjoying my N95, in the same way I use Ubuntu and OS X everyday.

  141. I have the Nokia N95 and its a fantastic phone. The battery life is abysmal but the features alone make the nightly charge worth it.

    The difference at the moment is Nokia have been in the game for far longer, making the N Series phones now for the last two years.If I’ve learnt anything about buying all technology products, Apple included, is wait for the second revision, at least.

  142. I have the Nokia N95 and its a fantastic phone. The battery life is abysmal but the features alone make the nightly charge worth it.

    The difference at the moment is Nokia have been in the game for far longer, making the N Series phones now for the last two years.If I’ve learnt anything about buying all technology products, Apple included, is wait for the second revision, at least.

  143. Robert, I saw you and your son with an N95 at Mobile Monday back in April. Since you had an N95 before the launch, did you hafta give that one back?

  144. Robert, I saw you and your son with an N95 at Mobile Monday back in April. Since you had an N95 before the launch, did you hafta give that one back?

  145. In reply to Henry…

    “The iPhone has a solid camera, and that isn’t even one of its strongest feature.”

    With the latest OTA or downloadable firmware for the Nokia, its also solid. We haven’t seen the iPhone’s camera quality yet.

    “So the Nokia N95 has GPS. That’s great, but the iPhone has Google Maps”
    After a download from Google, so does my N95.

    “After a week or so of using it, one should be able to use the keyboards without looking at them if they so desire, considering the fact that, as Jobs said in his keynote, “they’re there when you need them.””

    But until we’ve used it, we can’t say it’ll be great, can we?

    “Media – music, movies, and video – are also dominated by the iPhone. There’s just no question. It’s revolutionary, and it’s something to drool over, even for people who’ve loathed Apple for years.”

    Media wise, iPhone has iTunes, but for support of all the various formats out there, N95 wins that. Screen size, the iPhone.

    “Finally, the price. You can get an iPhone, clearly the better product, for $250 less than a Nokia N95.”

    In the UK I got the N95 for $80 on an 18 month contract. Until iPhone launches in a market like Europe, where we can see how much the phone costs on both contract and subsidised by your mobile provider and without a contract, we cannot possibly compare the price. This isn’t the case in the US where the iPhone is available on a subsidised contract and the N95 is only available by buying it full price.

  146. In reply to Henry…

    “The iPhone has a solid camera, and that isn’t even one of its strongest feature.”

    With the latest OTA or downloadable firmware for the Nokia, its also solid. We haven’t seen the iPhone’s camera quality yet.

    “So the Nokia N95 has GPS. That’s great, but the iPhone has Google Maps”
    After a download from Google, so does my N95.

    “After a week or so of using it, one should be able to use the keyboards without looking at them if they so desire, considering the fact that, as Jobs said in his keynote, “they’re there when you need them.””

    But until we’ve used it, we can’t say it’ll be great, can we?

    “Media – music, movies, and video – are also dominated by the iPhone. There’s just no question. It’s revolutionary, and it’s something to drool over, even for people who’ve loathed Apple for years.”

    Media wise, iPhone has iTunes, but for support of all the various formats out there, N95 wins that. Screen size, the iPhone.

    “Finally, the price. You can get an iPhone, clearly the better product, for $250 less than a Nokia N95.”

    In the UK I got the N95 for $80 on an 18 month contract. Until iPhone launches in a market like Europe, where we can see how much the phone costs on both contract and subsidised by your mobile provider and without a contract, we cannot possibly compare the price. This isn’t the case in the US where the iPhone is available on a subsidised contract and the N95 is only available by buying it full price.

  147. I’d just like to talk about something I’m passionate about, which the iPhone vs N95 brings to mind – Features vs Solutions.

    Nokia and Sony Ericcson are a great example of mobile phone manufacturers that know how to load up a phone with features, but they fall short of providing real solutions for people.

    What do I mean by solutions?

    For example, Moblogging. Sending pictures you take on your phone to a blog somewhere.

    Most phones these days come with GPRS, a camera, a web browser, and perhaps a mail client.

    Manually combining these features enables you to moblog. But it’s not a solution.

    A moblog “solution” would be an app that lets you take a picture, then asks what tags you want to apply, whether you want to add a description, and then posts it to your Flickr/etc account without leaving the one application.

    The N95 is a phone that strikes me as having plenty or really nice features. But how it integrates these features into a solution is something that I’m guessing hasn’t been done.

    Providing solutions (rather that just features that haven’t been integrated) is one thing Apple is good at. Mobile phone manufacturers would do well to start looking at how to integrate all these features into solutions for the end-user.

    So perhaps when we see the Nokia N100 advertised, it might say: create podcasts, blog on the go and stream music from the net. Rather than: Camera, GPS, 3G/Edge/Wifi, Web Browser, Email.

  148. I’d just like to talk about something I’m passionate about, which the iPhone vs N95 brings to mind – Features vs Solutions.

    Nokia and Sony Ericcson are a great example of mobile phone manufacturers that know how to load up a phone with features, but they fall short of providing real solutions for people.

    What do I mean by solutions?

    For example, Moblogging. Sending pictures you take on your phone to a blog somewhere.

    Most phones these days come with GPRS, a camera, a web browser, and perhaps a mail client.

    Manually combining these features enables you to moblog. But it’s not a solution.

    A moblog “solution” would be an app that lets you take a picture, then asks what tags you want to apply, whether you want to add a description, and then posts it to your Flickr/etc account without leaving the one application.

    The N95 is a phone that strikes me as having plenty or really nice features. But how it integrates these features into a solution is something that I’m guessing hasn’t been done.

    Providing solutions (rather that just features that haven’t been integrated) is one thing Apple is good at. Mobile phone manufacturers would do well to start looking at how to integrate all these features into solutions for the end-user.

    So perhaps when we see the Nokia N100 advertised, it might say: create podcasts, blog on the go and stream music from the net. Rather than: Camera, GPS, 3G/Edge/Wifi, Web Browser, Email.

  149. Nick: I think it does pretty darn well as a solution. So far:

    Check your calendar.
    Call your friends.
    Send a photo to the Web.
    Record a video.
    Check Google Maps for traffic info.
    etc. etc.

    I think you’re trying too hard.

  150. Nick: I think it does pretty darn well as a solution. So far:

    Check your calendar.
    Call your friends.
    Send a photo to the Web.
    Record a video.
    Check Google Maps for traffic info.
    etc. etc.

    I think you’re trying too hard.

  151. I think all of you are missing the ONE killer feature – no phone currently has (atleast in the price range) – complete lack of dedicated hardware buttons – except Home. This makes the iPhone upgradeable/malleable and will last much longer in use than any other smartphone out there. Think keyboards in ANY language – including Klingon if you like!
    I used to have the Sony Ericssion P800, I had to upgrade to the P900 to get more software features (not hardware) and already am feeling the lack of more software features! This is the killer feature of the iPhone – it gives Apple a blank slate to work on.

    Other phones may have “more” features but as with the iPod – Apple will concentrate on a few and do it well. Now thats a new model for other phone manufacturer’s.

    AM

  152. I think all of you are missing the ONE killer feature – no phone currently has (atleast in the price range) – complete lack of dedicated hardware buttons – except Home. This makes the iPhone upgradeable/malleable and will last much longer in use than any other smartphone out there. Think keyboards in ANY language – including Klingon if you like!
    I used to have the Sony Ericssion P800, I had to upgrade to the P900 to get more software features (not hardware) and already am feeling the lack of more software features! This is the killer feature of the iPhone – it gives Apple a blank slate to work on.

    Other phones may have “more” features but as with the iPod – Apple will concentrate on a few and do it well. Now thats a new model for other phone manufacturer’s.

    AM

  153. Matt: I appreciate that but the problem is I usually beat the hell out of my cell phones and they rarely last more than two years anyway. I just watched the Apple iPhone commercials and it sure does look great too. I can’t wait to try these two phones. It’s very possible that I’ll actually have to use two phones. The problem is that I doubt Cingular will let me do that and the iPhone doesn’t let you take SIM cards out.

  154. Matt: I appreciate that but the problem is I usually beat the hell out of my cell phones and they rarely last more than two years anyway. I just watched the Apple iPhone commercials and it sure does look great too. I can’t wait to try these two phones. It’s very possible that I’ll actually have to use two phones. The problem is that I doubt Cingular will let me do that and the iPhone doesn’t let you take SIM cards out.

  155. I have been using ny N95 for 2 months, before this I debated whether to wait for the iphone. Sure, the iphone has the coolness factor, being a loyal mac user since the late 80’s, I know Apple.

    However, I will wait for the iphone 2……. the iphone has one major design flaw…. you can’t swap the battery!!!

    The N95 with the 3rd party software installed is about the next thing to a perfect phone.

  156. I have been using ny N95 for 2 months, before this I debated whether to wait for the iphone. Sure, the iphone has the coolness factor, being a loyal mac user since the late 80’s, I know Apple.

    However, I will wait for the iphone 2……. the iphone has one major design flaw…. you can’t swap the battery!!!

    The N95 with the 3rd party software installed is about the next thing to a perfect phone.

  157. When I first read the post, I was thinking you were talking about a different phone. Had to go track it down, but the one I really like is very similar to the iPhone – LG Prada (KE850)
    The only thing I really dislike about the iPhone is how annoying fans of it can often be (as with so many Apple products), but in terms of simplicity & elegance, I love the minimalist form factor shared by iPhone, the KE850, and even the Microsoft Haiku prototype. Look at them side-by-side, and that pretty much defines what I consider an ideal handheld, as function follows form rather than vice versa.

  158. When I first read the post, I was thinking you were talking about a different phone. Had to go track it down, but the one I really like is very similar to the iPhone – LG Prada (KE850)
    The only thing I really dislike about the iPhone is how annoying fans of it can often be (as with so many Apple products), but in terms of simplicity & elegance, I love the minimalist form factor shared by iPhone, the KE850, and even the Microsoft Haiku prototype. Look at them side-by-side, and that pretty much defines what I consider an ideal handheld, as function follows form rather than vice versa.

  159. I have been waiting for the iPhone to be released, so I decided to look up the N95 & the KE850. The biggest problem I found with the N95 is it does not work on the US 3G network. Also, the KE850 doesn’t work on 3G… although it definitely *looks* like the iPhone.

  160. I have been waiting for the iPhone to be released, so I decided to look up the N95 & the KE850. The biggest problem I found with the N95 is it does not work on the US 3G network. Also, the KE850 doesn’t work on 3G… although it definitely *looks* like the iPhone.

  161. @69. Thanks,Simon. Yes, I understand that to be succesful in the cell phone market you have to be feature competitive. But, at the end of the day, making a phone call is the primary application. So, sounds like this phone has accomplished that.

    @73. Thanks, Marc. Do you make phone calls in between all those other things you do with the phone? Sounds like you’d be better off with a UPC

    “It has a 5 megapixel camera in it. The picture quality is stunning.”

    5 megapixels? So what? All that means is larger file sizes andunless you plan to do a lot of cropping or enlarging, 5 megapixels won’t produce a better quality picture than 2 or 3 megapixels. It’s the lens and the size of the sensor that contribute to better quality pictures. but most important, the photographer. Having worked in a camera store I would think you would know that. But, props to Nokia for hoping people get fooled by more megapixels.

  162. @69. Thanks,Simon. Yes, I understand that to be succesful in the cell phone market you have to be feature competitive. But, at the end of the day, making a phone call is the primary application. So, sounds like this phone has accomplished that.

    @73. Thanks, Marc. Do you make phone calls in between all those other things you do with the phone? Sounds like you’d be better off with a UPC

    “It has a 5 megapixel camera in it. The picture quality is stunning.”

    5 megapixels? So what? All that means is larger file sizes andunless you plan to do a lot of cropping or enlarging, 5 megapixels won’t produce a better quality picture than 2 or 3 megapixels. It’s the lens and the size of the sensor that contribute to better quality pictures. but most important, the photographer. Having worked in a camera store I would think you would know that. But, props to Nokia for hoping people get fooled by more megapixels.

  163. I converted my business from WinTel PC systems, to a full blown 18 system Macintosh network, tons of printers, routers, etc., and I have never regretted it for one moment. It gets better with every O/S and hardware release. Our systems literally NEVER crash.

    If that iPhone is half as good as their computer equipment and iPods, in terms of build quality, software and operating system, we will drop our 22 Palm Treo 700’s and own 22 iPhones in a heartbeat.

    Apple is so easy to use, it saves us more than it costs us- thats the voice of business experience talking, and I am the one writing the checks.

  164. I converted my business from WinTel PC systems, to a full blown 18 system Macintosh network, tons of printers, routers, etc., and I have never regretted it for one moment. It gets better with every O/S and hardware release. Our systems literally NEVER crash.

    If that iPhone is half as good as their computer equipment and iPods, in terms of build quality, software and operating system, we will drop our 22 Palm Treo 700’s and own 22 iPhones in a heartbeat.

    Apple is so easy to use, it saves us more than it costs us- thats the voice of business experience talking, and I am the one writing the checks.

  165. The N95 is great. I have had mine for a month now and have been out on numerous photowalking tours since…So glad you have one now..your photowalking tours will never be the same again.

  166. The N95 is great. I have had mine for a month now and have been out on numerous photowalking tours since…So glad you have one now..your photowalking tours will never be the same again.

  167. Scoble:
    Its not for lack of trying with the Smartphones I have used. Right now with my P900:
    – I sync contacts & calendar with my Mac.
    – Take pictures and video of the single family homes I build (and of our son’s antics)
    – using Shozu directly post pictures to my blogs.
    – using blip.tv, directly post video to my blogs
    – use GMaps for directions and phone lookups
    – use Opera for browsing
    – use SpinVox for converting my voicemail to SMS
    – have a 3000 minute plan from T-mobile
    – I am in the construction business and getting cement, dirt and water on my P900 is a daily occurence – so yes, I need a rugged phone.

    I’m in the bleeding edge and do use every feature possible on my P900 – yet I lust for the simplicity of the iPhone – Why!?! – I need a shrink :-)

    PS. This winter I had a P800 (and a Nextel i710) in my pocket, fell through ice, survived and amazingly got the P800 (and the i710) back to life by just letting them dry out over a oil filled radiator for a few days!

  168. Scoble:
    Its not for lack of trying with the Smartphones I have used. Right now with my P900:
    – I sync contacts & calendar with my Mac.
    – Take pictures and video of the single family homes I build (and of our son’s antics)
    – using Shozu directly post pictures to my blogs.
    – using blip.tv, directly post video to my blogs
    – use GMaps for directions and phone lookups
    – use Opera for browsing
    – use SpinVox for converting my voicemail to SMS
    – have a 3000 minute plan from T-mobile
    – I am in the construction business and getting cement, dirt and water on my P900 is a daily occurence – so yes, I need a rugged phone.

    I’m in the bleeding edge and do use every feature possible on my P900 – yet I lust for the simplicity of the iPhone – Why!?! – I need a shrink :-)

    PS. This winter I had a P800 (and a Nextel i710) in my pocket, fell through ice, survived and amazingly got the P800 (and the i710) back to life by just letting them dry out over a oil filled radiator for a few days!

  169. I have an N95 and on balance I’d still prefer an iphone. Because of my job I change phone regularly and normally have the latest and greatest. The camera is indeed excellent (for a phone camera, but on vacation I’d still take a regular camera and my regular camera is, for comparison, also 5MP). A 2MP camera I have come to regard as a waste of weight and battery on the phone. The N95 GPS is unreliable. I’d prefer a QWERTY keyboard, on a smartphone. Finally, the manufacture doesn’t seem particularly rugged, the slider mechanism already feels shakey.

    If you want a simple phone, I’d have preferred they crammed a better camera into the N76. For a smartphone, same argument applies to the E series. I don’t understand why they push the high end features into the N series, which for ergonomics strikes as a bad fit for any market.

    Nothing in the Symbian OS is going to delight users in the same way that OS features in the iPhone will, I think. I do suspect that it will go through some iterations before working well, and that the touch screen is going to be seen as a bad idea (the shots over Jobs head at the launch showed the greasy film already building on the screen).

    I also think that Apple’s programmers aren’t used to the compromises of phone programming (which are a bit like trying to program late 1970s personal computers, in terms of maximising resource). But the same applies to Microsoft (do not buy a phone running windows, they basically don’t work) and for that matter Symbian. If Access ever manage to transfer their skill in phone programming to their PalmOS acquisition, they’d be the people to watch.

  170. I have an N95 and on balance I’d still prefer an iphone. Because of my job I change phone regularly and normally have the latest and greatest. The camera is indeed excellent (for a phone camera, but on vacation I’d still take a regular camera and my regular camera is, for comparison, also 5MP). A 2MP camera I have come to regard as a waste of weight and battery on the phone. The N95 GPS is unreliable. I’d prefer a QWERTY keyboard, on a smartphone. Finally, the manufacture doesn’t seem particularly rugged, the slider mechanism already feels shakey.

    If you want a simple phone, I’d have preferred they crammed a better camera into the N76. For a smartphone, same argument applies to the E series. I don’t understand why they push the high end features into the N series, which for ergonomics strikes as a bad fit for any market.

    Nothing in the Symbian OS is going to delight users in the same way that OS features in the iPhone will, I think. I do suspect that it will go through some iterations before working well, and that the touch screen is going to be seen as a bad idea (the shots over Jobs head at the launch showed the greasy film already building on the screen).

    I also think that Apple’s programmers aren’t used to the compromises of phone programming (which are a bit like trying to program late 1970s personal computers, in terms of maximising resource). But the same applies to Microsoft (do not buy a phone running windows, they basically don’t work) and for that matter Symbian. If Access ever manage to transfer their skill in phone programming to their PalmOS acquisition, they’d be the people to watch.

  171. “The better product doesn’t always win in the marketplace unfortunately.”
    I’m guessing you refer to “better” as equal to technically superior. But I would say that the “better” product is the one that the consumer wants the most…

  172. “The better product doesn’t always win in the marketplace unfortunately.”
    I’m guessing you refer to “better” as equal to technically superior. But I would say that the “better” product is the one that the consumer wants the most…

  173. The N95 replaces:

    MP3 Player (2GB max, can have more by swaping out memory cards)
    Digital Camera (5 MegaPixel)
    Camcorder (DVD Quality Video Recording)

    In practice I’d never bother taking a digital camera or camcorder to concerts/family stuff/holidays/other events – so I’ll be using these features in places where I’d not be able to before.

    Don’t know why people aren’t making more of the DVD Quality Video in the phone though – for me this is what sets it apart from all other phones (not too mention the iphone).

    I’m not even fussed about touch screen.

    The only bad point about the N95 is that 2GB for storing music isn’t enough these days – I’ve had on my Walkman phone the past 2 years or thereabouts. We need in increase in storage space.

  174. The N95 replaces:

    MP3 Player (2GB max, can have more by swaping out memory cards)
    Digital Camera (5 MegaPixel)
    Camcorder (DVD Quality Video Recording)

    In practice I’d never bother taking a digital camera or camcorder to concerts/family stuff/holidays/other events – so I’ll be using these features in places where I’d not be able to before.

    Don’t know why people aren’t making more of the DVD Quality Video in the phone though – for me this is what sets it apart from all other phones (not too mention the iphone).

    I’m not even fussed about touch screen.

    The only bad point about the N95 is that 2GB for storing music isn’t enough these days – I’ve had on my Walkman phone the past 2 years or thereabouts. We need in increase in storage space.

  175. Henry (#32)
    Please, not another Apple fanboi ! We can read Apple PR blurb ourselves, thank you. If you were actually sharing your EXPERIENCE that would be different, but you’re all words and no facts. You sound worrisomely similar to Microsoft in your effort to bash everything that seems to be in the market sooner and perform better than your precious icon product.
    To each its own, but frankly putting out a $600 phone without 3G in (late) 2006 can only appeal to fanbois

    Tim (#49)
    A camera is a camera and a phone is a phone – that is agreed. However, the majority of digital cameras are crap, and that’s also a fact: I have discarded Nikons, Sonys and the sundry Canon – I am so pissed I would go back to my film Nikon if it wasn’t so damn luddite! Right now the portability advantage is killer for me.

  176. Henry (#32)
    Please, not another Apple fanboi ! We can read Apple PR blurb ourselves, thank you. If you were actually sharing your EXPERIENCE that would be different, but you’re all words and no facts. You sound worrisomely similar to Microsoft in your effort to bash everything that seems to be in the market sooner and perform better than your precious icon product.
    To each its own, but frankly putting out a $600 phone without 3G in (late) 2006 can only appeal to fanbois

    Tim (#49)
    A camera is a camera and a phone is a phone – that is agreed. However, the majority of digital cameras are crap, and that’s also a fact: I have discarded Nikons, Sonys and the sundry Canon – I am so pissed I would go back to my film Nikon if it wasn’t so damn luddite! Right now the portability advantage is killer for me.

  177. I’m really curious about this, too, for 2 reasons.

    One is that I harbor the same suspicions that two to, say, four hundred dollars of any Apple product is money spent for hype and mystique, though I realize that many would disagree with me. But this is based on my experience, which *is* limited and has involved music recording, surfing, and some video editing. Cool looking boxes, but I experienced lockups (I think it was Mac OS X on a G4 or G5, though not sure) and too much waiting for something touted as slick. Plus, I hate have only one click, which was the case on the recording studio system.

    My second reason for pricking up my ears at your phone discussion is that last summer I cycled thousands of km (ks of kms) through Europe, and I’d tried to locate the phone I needed. I found only one possibility, and the only spot in Ukraine selling was Kiev / Kyiv / Kiiv / [however they're spelling it lately]. I wanted GPS, mainly, but the shop turned out to be wasting my time, advertising an inadequate piece. Simply having a usable cellphone would’ve helped a lot, as I sometimes had to call people who were hosting me.

    I want to repeat the journey next summer (2008). So,
    I’m really on the lookout for an unlocked phone that I could use in many countries, using GPS like mad without the battery dying too quickly, plus getting online remotely, in the country if possible.

    A small, handy camera would also be a plus, but I may simply get a small, separate digital for that duty. I’m interested in learning your opinion after some time, and also following the development of these features into 2008.

    Thanks for sharing your information!

  178. I’m really curious about this, too, for 2 reasons.

    One is that I harbor the same suspicions that two to, say, four hundred dollars of any Apple product is money spent for hype and mystique, though I realize that many would disagree with me. But this is based on my experience, which *is* limited and has involved music recording, surfing, and some video editing. Cool looking boxes, but I experienced lockups (I think it was Mac OS X on a G4 or G5, though not sure) and too much waiting for something touted as slick. Plus, I hate have only one click, which was the case on the recording studio system.

    My second reason for pricking up my ears at your phone discussion is that last summer I cycled thousands of km (ks of kms) through Europe, and I’d tried to locate the phone I needed. I found only one possibility, and the only spot in Ukraine selling was Kiev / Kyiv / Kiiv / [however they're spelling it lately]. I wanted GPS, mainly, but the shop turned out to be wasting my time, advertising an inadequate piece. Simply having a usable cellphone would’ve helped a lot, as I sometimes had to call people who were hosting me.

    I want to repeat the journey next summer (2008). So,
    I’m really on the lookout for an unlocked phone that I could use in many countries, using GPS like mad without the battery dying too quickly, plus getting online remotely, in the country if possible.

    A small, handy camera would also be a plus, but I may simply get a small, separate digital for that duty. I’m interested in learning your opinion after some time, and also following the development of these features into 2008.

    Thanks for sharing your information!

  179. Hi Mauricio,

    I am also in love with NOKIA N95 and Puremobile.com didn’t give one to me!!!
    Sniff, sniff.

    Kisses

  180. Hi Mauricio,

    I am also in love with NOKIA N95 and Puremobile.com didn’t give one to me!!!
    Sniff, sniff.

    Kisses

  181. maybe the N95 is better than the iPhone, but does it matter when I can’t even afford the iPhone itself…

    Oh well atleast the iPhone is better drool-wise :D

    cheerio

  182. maybe the N95 is better than the iPhone, but does it matter when I can’t even afford the iPhone itself…

    Oh well atleast the iPhone is better drool-wise :D

    cheerio

  183. Why don´t you let Apple fight with Microsoft? Nokia is something else. I, personally like the both phones. I love Nokia for utility and Apple for style. But I don´t think that you can compare those phones. Each one has different target.

  184. Why don´t you let Apple fight with Microsoft? Nokia is something else. I, personally like the both phones. I love Nokia for utility and Apple for style. But I don´t think that you can compare those phones. Each one has different target.

  185. $750? Why pay that much for the N95! It only costs around (in Philippine Currency) Php 18k-30k (that’s around $392-$652) at http://www.ebay.ph. Well, you did’nt pay for that phone, and that’s COOL ^^.

    About your review, You can’t compare N95 with the iPhone. N95 is an “all-in-one” Phone while iPhone is made as a FAN-PHONE and as a DATA-PHONE,MUSIC-PHONE (That’s why it has a big storage capacity).. You just can’t compare it. These 2 big phones are way too different.

    Camera Phone:Camera Phone; Music Phone:Music Phone; Multi-func. Phone:Multi-func. Phone

    Anyway. Weeeee… ROK ONZ

  186. $750? Why pay that much for the N95! It only costs around (in Philippine Currency) Php 18k-30k (that’s around $392-$652) at http://www.ebay.ph. Well, you did’nt pay for that phone, and that’s COOL ^^.

    About your review, You can’t compare N95 with the iPhone. N95 is an “all-in-one” Phone while iPhone is made as a FAN-PHONE and as a DATA-PHONE,MUSIC-PHONE (That’s why it has a big storage capacity).. You just can’t compare it. These 2 big phones are way too different.

    Camera Phone:Camera Phone; Music Phone:Music Phone; Multi-func. Phone:Multi-func. Phone

    Anyway. Weeeee… ROK ONZ

  187. So I clicked the link to “Buy”. The loud crashing sound you just herd wes me falling out of my chair. C’mon $700+ for a cell, gps, camera, phopne. Ouch! Too rich for my blood.

  188. So I clicked the link to “Buy”. The loud crashing sound you just herd wes me falling out of my chair. C’mon $700+ for a cell, gps, camera, phopne. Ouch! Too rich for my blood.

  189. people seem to be forgetting the iphone will cost about the or even more because it comes with a 2 year contract.

  190. people seem to be forgetting the iphone will cost about the or even more because it comes with a 2 year contract.

  191. Ordered one 2day, but it seems they’re on back order (had to renew my contract anyways so why not get a new phone..)

    Talked to the representative and it seems they are flying of the shelves. (needless to say in europe we won’t see the iphone pretty soon, and maybe if it sells like the zune we’ll see it even later). Maybe it’s not the iPhone, but it provides me with the stuff i need, phone, camera and syncing.

    Shame i won’t get it before my holiday to Italy, would have loved to try out the photocamera and the gps.

  192. Ordered one 2day, but it seems they’re on back order (had to renew my contract anyways so why not get a new phone..)

    Talked to the representative and it seems they are flying of the shelves. (needless to say in europe we won’t see the iphone pretty soon, and maybe if it sells like the zune we’ll see it even later). Maybe it’s not the iPhone, but it provides me with the stuff i need, phone, camera and syncing.

    Shame i won’t get it before my holiday to Italy, would have loved to try out the photocamera and the gps.

  193. Don’t bother trying to find the nokia N95 on their web site using their search tool…. Their search does not find it, of course I was using the usa site so perhaps this is a europe only phone?

  194. Don’t bother trying to find the nokia N95 on their web site using their search tool…. Their search does not find it, of course I was using the usa site so perhaps this is a europe only phone?

  195. Yeah that is what happened when I waned the Nokia 7380 I had to buy it off of ebay. Then the blackjack came out, not as cool looking as the 7380 but I don’t know how I ever lived without it. All the other pc phones are so clunky but the blackjack is just right.

  196. Yeah that is what happened when I waned the Nokia 7380 I had to buy it off of ebay. Then the blackjack came out, not as cool looking as the 7380 but I don’t know how I ever lived without it. All the other pc phones are so clunky but the blackjack is just right.

  197. Nick,

    The N95 supports direct uploading of pictures to Flickr. The setup is a little tricky (you really need the help page at Flickr because the phone’s passowrd is different than your usual account password), but once you have it set up it can very seamlessly upload your pictures on the go via WiFi or 3G (EDGE uploading is a bit painful).

  198. Nick,

    The N95 supports direct uploading of pictures to Flickr. The setup is a little tricky (you really need the help page at Flickr because the phone’s passowrd is different than your usual account password), but once you have it set up it can very seamlessly upload your pictures on the go via WiFi or 3G (EDGE uploading is a bit painful).

  199. This is a ridiculous discussion. The iPhone is no where near the same level as the N95. There is no sense comparing the two. Each have their place, but if this discussion is going to exist, there is a clear winner- despite which device will sell more units.

    Fanboys.

  200. This is a ridiculous discussion. The iPhone is no where near the same level as the N95. There is no sense comparing the two. Each have their place, but if this discussion is going to exist, there is a clear winner- despite which device will sell more units.

    Fanboys.

  201. You haven’t even touched the surface of the N95.

    * Replaceable battery
    * Swappable SIMs
    * TV-Out
    * 3D Hardware Acceleration.

  202. You haven’t even touched the surface of the N95.

    * Replaceable battery
    * Swappable SIMs
    * TV-Out
    * 3D Hardware Acceleration.

  203. I can only say that i love my N95 ofcorse iPhone look cool but for me N95 are much better with all gadget things.

  204. I can only say that i love my N95 ofcorse iPhone look cool but for me N95 are much better with all gadget things.

  205. The Apple iPhone, like the Apple iPod has one major advantage over the N95. This is something that the Nokia N95 doesn’t have, nor will it ever have I fear.

    Apple has a Massive, Supremely Efficient Marketing Arm.

    They entered the portable mp3 player market with an ‘average’ product, rather later in the day than many iPod fans may realise, several years after the first players were available, Today, in the eyes of the general public, iPod is the generic term for an mp3-player… an incredible achievement in advertising!

    They will obviously attempt a similar feat with the iPhone… They’ve already termed it a ‘smartphone’, whereas, if the current iPhone specs are to be believed, it’s an extremely dumb smartphone… Have I coined a new oxymoron there, I wonder? ;)

    Should the iPhone be accepted as a ‘smartphone’, then there will need to be a new classification… perhaps ‘geniusphone’?

    I leave it to you to decide which phone fits into that particular bracket… It most certainly doesn’t display a chewed fruit as its company logo though!

  206. The Apple iPhone, like the Apple iPod has one major advantage over the N95. This is something that the Nokia N95 doesn’t have, nor will it ever have I fear.

    Apple has a Massive, Supremely Efficient Marketing Arm.

    They entered the portable mp3 player market with an ‘average’ product, rather later in the day than many iPod fans may realise, several years after the first players were available, Today, in the eyes of the general public, iPod is the generic term for an mp3-player… an incredible achievement in advertising!

    They will obviously attempt a similar feat with the iPhone… They’ve already termed it a ‘smartphone’, whereas, if the current iPhone specs are to be believed, it’s an extremely dumb smartphone… Have I coined a new oxymoron there, I wonder? ;)

    Should the iPhone be accepted as a ‘smartphone’, then there will need to be a new classification… perhaps ‘geniusphone’?

    I leave it to you to decide which phone fits into that particular bracket… It most certainly doesn’t display a chewed fruit as its company logo though!

  207. Hey Robert,

    Now you have Wi-Fi in your phone you can install Devicescape on it and play with automatic hotspot login as well. I just got back from a couple of weeks touring northern Europe with the N95 as my primary internet access device, and as my digital camera (didn’t want to carry the 20D on the trip since I had so much other stuff with me).

    There are still a few bugs, though the recent firmware update has fixed a lot of things (including faster camera response). I used the SIP stack for all my calls back to the US during the trip, uploaded photos to Flickr as I went around (unfortunately not with geo-tags as I hadn’t installed ShoZu) and read emails and news online. I even used the GPS a few times…

  208. Hey Robert,

    Now you have Wi-Fi in your phone you can install Devicescape on it and play with automatic hotspot login as well. I just got back from a couple of weeks touring northern Europe with the N95 as my primary internet access device, and as my digital camera (didn’t want to carry the 20D on the trip since I had so much other stuff with me).

    There are still a few bugs, though the recent firmware update has fixed a lot of things (including faster camera response). I used the SIP stack for all my calls back to the US during the trip, uploaded photos to Flickr as I went around (unfortunately not with geo-tags as I hadn’t installed ShoZu) and read emails and news online. I even used the GPS a few times…

  209. Funny discussion topic. Comparison between expectations and real product is never fair, but that I do not see to be the point either on some comments.

    Apple people will love Apple products even if those would be such disappointments technically, but the strong point is that you look cool walking with the new iPhone. Nokia people are more engineering oriented who like to tweak the phone the way it has been used since the wire was cut down from phones.

    I think technical analysis does not help but let’s think the few lines:

    – Why you would choose either one of the phones?
    – What you are really going to do with it?

    I think it is smart to ask “why” you want the new phone.

    For same price you can get laptop if you want to surf internet.
    For the same price you can get better cameras.
    For the same price you can get global navigation system.

    So price is not the issue, it is for what you target to use the “phone”.

    Both of the devices are for sure absolutely marevelous (even I have great doubts for new phone supplier, even if HW is outsourced) but to list couple of observations:

    N95 Pro’s:
    – Outstanding camera which could replace the typical lower cost pocket camera.
    – Good enough GPS to guide you home or show your location.
    – High datarates if your network supports it.
    – Desinged to be used globally not in one country only.
    – Track record of durable products and global support.
    – 3rd Party software

    N95 minuses:
    – Battery life low (depending what you do with the device)
    – Fair performance, could be better.
    – Ugly, clumsy user interface inherited from early 90’s.

    iPhone Pro’s:
    – Desing product for Apple life people.
    – (Assumed) great user interface but not proven.
    – Great co-operation with US service provider(s) and modified network services.

    iPhone minuses:
    – Not proven phone maker.
    – Targeted to single market area at first (to test concept).
    – No high speed data rate even if network supports.
    – Is this phone or PDA? What happens to iPod NANO?
    – Small memory capasity.
    – Not proven performance and battery life.

    All in all, we need to see iPhones before saying how mature the product is. N95 you can buy today with all its good and bad siders (yes, it used to crash even during 3GSM, where as Apple didn’t even give the phone for testing).

    It is all up to you. What do you want?

  210. Funny discussion topic. Comparison between expectations and real product is never fair, but that I do not see to be the point either on some comments.

    Apple people will love Apple products even if those would be such disappointments technically, but the strong point is that you look cool walking with the new iPhone. Nokia people are more engineering oriented who like to tweak the phone the way it has been used since the wire was cut down from phones.

    I think technical analysis does not help but let’s think the few lines:

    – Why you would choose either one of the phones?
    – What you are really going to do with it?

    I think it is smart to ask “why” you want the new phone.

    For same price you can get laptop if you want to surf internet.
    For the same price you can get better cameras.
    For the same price you can get global navigation system.

    So price is not the issue, it is for what you target to use the “phone”.

    Both of the devices are for sure absolutely marevelous (even I have great doubts for new phone supplier, even if HW is outsourced) but to list couple of observations:

    N95 Pro’s:
    – Outstanding camera which could replace the typical lower cost pocket camera.
    – Good enough GPS to guide you home or show your location.
    – High datarates if your network supports it.
    – Desinged to be used globally not in one country only.
    – Track record of durable products and global support.
    – 3rd Party software

    N95 minuses:
    – Battery life low (depending what you do with the device)
    – Fair performance, could be better.
    – Ugly, clumsy user interface inherited from early 90’s.

    iPhone Pro’s:
    – Desing product for Apple life people.
    – (Assumed) great user interface but not proven.
    – Great co-operation with US service provider(s) and modified network services.

    iPhone minuses:
    – Not proven phone maker.
    – Targeted to single market area at first (to test concept).
    – No high speed data rate even if network supports.
    – Is this phone or PDA? What happens to iPod NANO?
    – Small memory capasity.
    – Not proven performance and battery life.

    All in all, we need to see iPhones before saying how mature the product is. N95 you can buy today with all its good and bad siders (yes, it used to crash even during 3GSM, where as Apple didn’t even give the phone for testing).

    It is all up to you. What do you want?

  211. 3G not working on N-95. I purchased my N95 last week direct from Nokia (us version) Cingular programed it but I cannot connect on the 3G network in the Los Angeles areas that provide a good 3G signal. The sim card they installed is a 3G card. Any idea what other steps I can take? I will have to cancil my service and return to Nokia since I cannot get it working on the high speed 3G network (all settings seem to be correct according to the Cingular technitions. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks. Don

  212. 3G not working on N-95. I purchased my N95 last week direct from Nokia (us version) Cingular programed it but I cannot connect on the 3G network in the Los Angeles areas that provide a good 3G signal. The sim card they installed is a 3G card. Any idea what other steps I can take? I will have to cancil my service and return to Nokia since I cannot get it working on the high speed 3G network (all settings seem to be correct according to the Cingular technitions. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks. Don

  213. Don, I think you’re out of luck for the moment. The 3G network that Cingular/AT&T installed doesn’t use the same frequency that the rest of the world uses for UMTS, and the N95 currently only supports the standard frequency, not the US-specific one. Mine worked fine all over Europe, but has never managed to get onto a 3G network here in the US.

    There is a rumour that there will be a version of the N95 that does support the AT&T special UMTS frequency, but I don’t know how reliable that is, nor was there a timeframe associated with it.

    Since there’s no chance of the standard frequency being available in the US, I’m just hoping that the radio in the N95 is software upgradeable to support the US frequency when they have that working!

  214. Don, I think you’re out of luck for the moment. The 3G network that Cingular/AT&T installed doesn’t use the same frequency that the rest of the world uses for UMTS, and the N95 currently only supports the standard frequency, not the US-specific one. Mine worked fine all over Europe, but has never managed to get onto a 3G network here in the US.

    There is a rumour that there will be a version of the N95 that does support the AT&T special UMTS frequency, but I don’t know how reliable that is, nor was there a timeframe associated with it.

    Since there’s no chance of the standard frequency being available in the US, I’m just hoping that the radio in the N95 is software upgradeable to support the US frequency when they have that working!

  215. Don,

    Sorry to hear that. I think John’s point is correct. We now need to get real world phone iPhoneWorld (My Trademark now on :) or N100 which works well regardless the region the phone is used.

    Any early experience sites on web about iPhone?

    BR,
    DV

  216. Don,

    Sorry to hear that. I think John’s point is correct. We now need to get real world phone iPhoneWorld (My Trademark now on :) or N100 which works well regardless the region the phone is used.

    Any early experience sites on web about iPhone?

    BR,
    DV

  217. The Nokia n95 is such a good phone. I recently had trouble with using the GPS Navigation. However it turned out that i, 1. needed to be in a “3 mobile area” and 2. Needed to leave the phone on my dash for a few minutes before moving. This phone has so many features. I dont think the apple iphone will be as good. It might look cool, and have some great marketing, but apple have never made a mobile phone before, and i dont think they will get it right first time. Plus the specs show the nokia n95 would kick its a$$ anyway. I recommend the n95 to all.

  218. The Nokia n95 is such a good phone. I recently had trouble with using the GPS Navigation. However it turned out that i, 1. needed to be in a “3 mobile area” and 2. Needed to leave the phone on my dash for a few minutes before moving. This phone has so many features. I dont think the apple iphone will be as good. It might look cool, and have some great marketing, but apple have never made a mobile phone before, and i dont think they will get it right first time. Plus the specs show the nokia n95 would kick its a$$ anyway. I recommend the n95 to all.

  219. Give me a break. You can actually comare the iPhone to the Nokia? This just seems stupid. Regardless of another phone having 3G or this or that you seem to be forgetting something so basic and truely human. USING IT. Why do you think the iPod has the weight it does? Because FINALLY a device Humans can actually use! A device that actually makes sence. After just looking at the Nokia, and having Nokia’s all my life, and considering what a kick in the balls using their interface is. Please cut the crap. iPhone has been onsale and already kicks ass in every way that matters. These wayse being that people can actually use it. These are the things that matter. Having 3G is nice but if using it sucks it isn’t worth crap.

  220. Give me a break. You can actually comare the iPhone to the Nokia? This just seems stupid. Regardless of another phone having 3G or this or that you seem to be forgetting something so basic and truely human. USING IT. Why do you think the iPod has the weight it does? Because FINALLY a device Humans can actually use! A device that actually makes sence. After just looking at the Nokia, and having Nokia’s all my life, and considering what a kick in the balls using their interface is. Please cut the crap. iPhone has been onsale and already kicks ass in every way that matters. These wayse being that people can actually use it. These are the things that matter. Having 3G is nice but if using it sucks it isn’t worth crap.

  221. hiii,i bought a nokia n95 with all options in italy now i want to change that to english,what i have to do know to get options in english

  222. hiii,i bought a nokia n95 with all options in italy now i want to change that to english,what i have to do know to get options in english

  223. I’m on AT&T with the 3G network. It works. Not sure it’s the best. But I have one bill with all my iPhones (three in the family right now) and my Nokia so it makes things easier.

  224. I’m on AT&T with the 3G network. It works. Not sure it’s the best. But I have one bill with all my iPhones (three in the family right now) and my Nokia so it makes things easier.

  225. So, I’m back after nearly 6 months (Post 50 refers).
    The iPhone is out and available – I Like Apple products, but I’m just not interested.
    N95 wins hands down.
    I’ve heard too many features I’m now used to being unavailable in the iPhone.

  226. So, I’m back after nearly 6 months (Post 50 refers).
    The iPhone is out and available – I Like Apple products, but I’m just not interested.
    N95 wins hands down.
    I’ve heard too many features I’m now used to being unavailable in the iPhone.

  227. Hahahahaha:

    “Your defence of the iPhone is ridiculous and fallacious. Firstly, you compare the phone to a BlackBerry Pearl, which is a second-rate mobile device. Even more second-rate than your ability to effectively argue your case for the iPhone.
    When you compare the phone to a Nokia enterprise mobile device, the iPhone is little more than a fashion accessory for every spoilt middle class twit, which is why Paris Hilton uses one. The Apple iPhone is all about the interface, just as Paris is all about the interface, and both lack what it takes to perform necessary office procedures. The Apple iPhone cannot even create and edit documents let alone support 3rd party applications like games or say an integrated library system.
    Secondly, you resort to rhetoric – i.e. intellectual cowardice – to dismiss the function of multiple SMS (for poker players and teenagers, apparently). If you want to generalise the demographics of mobile device users, look no further than your own applause for YouTube integration on the iPhone. YouTube is saturated with videos BY f—wits FOR f—wits. And while iTunes is a great database application, the iTunes Store is for imbeciles who “choose” to listen to what the store “chooses” to make available – it’s little more than socialised mediocrity. That countless idiotic schoolboys and sociopaths often argue that people only critique the phone if they can’t afford it, shows that despite your “…since I’m not 16…” argument is simply futile because, well, shall we say you’re in “good” company.
    Indeed, the iPhone is very user-friendly (if Paris can use one, I’m not in the least bit surprised your 3 year old can engage with the phone to some extent) but perhaps this is because Apple think Apple consumers are incapable of reading manuals. Perhaps it is because Apple think Apple consumers are too busy enjoying their inane videos on YouTube to care to read at all.
    Gmail, Google Maps, the internet and assorted applications work effortlessly on my mobile device. Anyone who bought the hype surrounding the Apple iPhone only demonstrates their own limited experience with smartphones and PDAs. I suggest you replace your Apple iPhone with a textbook showing you how to identify media hype and the discourse of marketing.”

  228. Hahahahaha:

    “Your defence of the iPhone is ridiculous and fallacious. Firstly, you compare the phone to a BlackBerry Pearl, which is a second-rate mobile device. Even more second-rate than your ability to effectively argue your case for the iPhone.
    When you compare the phone to a Nokia enterprise mobile device, the iPhone is little more than a fashion accessory for every spoilt middle class twit, which is why Paris Hilton uses one. The Apple iPhone is all about the interface, just as Paris is all about the interface, and both lack what it takes to perform necessary office procedures. The Apple iPhone cannot even create and edit documents let alone support 3rd party applications like games or say an integrated library system.
    Secondly, you resort to rhetoric – i.e. intellectual cowardice – to dismiss the function of multiple SMS (for poker players and teenagers, apparently). If you want to generalise the demographics of mobile device users, look no further than your own applause for YouTube integration on the iPhone. YouTube is saturated with videos BY f—wits FOR f—wits. And while iTunes is a great database application, the iTunes Store is for imbeciles who “choose” to listen to what the store “chooses” to make available – it’s little more than socialised mediocrity. That countless idiotic schoolboys and sociopaths often argue that people only critique the phone if they can’t afford it, shows that despite your “…since I’m not 16…” argument is simply futile because, well, shall we say you’re in “good” company.
    Indeed, the iPhone is very user-friendly (if Paris can use one, I’m not in the least bit surprised your 3 year old can engage with the phone to some extent) but perhaps this is because Apple think Apple consumers are incapable of reading manuals. Perhaps it is because Apple think Apple consumers are too busy enjoying their inane videos on YouTube to care to read at all.
    Gmail, Google Maps, the internet and assorted applications work effortlessly on my mobile device. Anyone who bought the hype surrounding the Apple iPhone only demonstrates their own limited experience with smartphones and PDAs. I suggest you replace your Apple iPhone with a textbook showing you how to identify media hype and the discourse of marketing.”

  229. In My Point Of view Nokia N95 Model Mobile Is better than the I-Phone.I am Using the Mobile Since 6 months..Nice Mobile easily I was Unlocked It..So Nokia Mobile is Better.

  230. In My Point Of view Nokia N95 Model Mobile Is better than the I-Phone.I am Using the Mobile Since 6 months..Nice Mobile easily I was Unlocked It..So Nokia Mobile is Better.