Unboxing the N95
This was fun. It turned into a multimedia experience.
I did a video with my N93 of unboxing the N95.
I have a lot of unboxing the N95 photos on flickr.
Here are some first impressions of some of the N95 features:
Micro SD card
When I took the Micro SD card out of the phone's memory slot to plug it into my card reader, I found that I didn't have an appropriate opening for it. I didn't even have an appropriate opening for a MINI SD casrd never mind a Micro SD card.
Listening to Moby, In My Heart, the Nseries theme song. I plugged in my own headphones and was presented with a choice of:
- TV-Out Cable
- Music stand
What's a music stand?
I dragged over a few .mp3 music files and they played with no problem.
I wanted to find out how Darla Mack did those cool little screen shots of her phone so I could do them too on my review. So I emailed her and she gave me a link to Antony Pranata's Screenshot app. Here is the link.
It's an application that lets you take screen shots of your cell phone. That is very cool for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that the Nokia N95 is an open platform.
I loaded the snapshot application, took a snapshot, and nothing seemed to happen.. So I clciked on the snapshot application and then it started running, so I took a snapshot and now I can't find it... Must be here somewhere...
I sent it up to VOX, the blogging service that the N95 provides a pre-loaded blogging client for.
Here's the post over at VOX
I don't have cell service for the phone, but I hooked up the USB cable and copied over the ringtone from the TV show 24. I can't get enough of that ringtone.
You can get the CTU 24 ringtone here for free.
I also copied over the song Let Go from Imogen Heap. Great song and it sounds really nice on the phone's stereo speakers.
I clicked on the world and zoomed into my house. The mapping function looks really sweet. Right now I'm searching for a local place to eat, let's see what it comes back with when it's done searching.
I got on the internet using the local LinkSys router that I have in the house. I've got WEP security turned on, so I entered my password and was online to Google in a flash. One cool think about the browser is that it pre-types in http:// in the URL entry line so you don't have to. I liked that.
I also just set up the connection to my LinkSys router so I don't have to type in the password every time.
I took a few photos and the Carl Zeiss 5 Megapixel lens seems nice. The flash seems to do a good job in low light too. I need to do more testing and bring the camera outside to check outdoor photos. No tripod mount though.
I had some trouble figuring out how to turn the video camera on. On the N93 you just flip open the viewfinder and depress the shutter. With the N95, you close up the slider and open the lens cover. It starts off on camera mode and you just press the selection button and you are in video mode. If you are in the music player and want to use the camera, it seems that you have to close and open the lens cover to reactivate the camera. No audio in.
I shot a video and uploaded it to VOX.
After uploading it I visited the site using the browser, but when I tried to play it I got the message, "This movie file is not accessible from mobile devices." Ironic.
Plays fine from my Firefox browser.