Friday, January 26, 2007

Nokia N95 Second Impresions

I had some time to try a few more features of the Nokia N95 today.

MUSIC PLAYER
You can play music files from the Music Player or the File Manager, but I can't figure out how to get my mp3 files to play with the music player. Later, I figured it out. You have to put the files in the same directory as the music files. Pretty straightforward, but I first put them on the microSD card instead of on the phone's inbuilt memory. More testing is needed here.

VOICE RECORDER
I set the voice recorder to High quality and recorded my voice. When I tried to send it to VOX, I got an error saying that VOX only accepts images and video. That's not right. The recording was good.

CELL SERVICE
I thought that for Cingular, now AT&T, MEdia Net is the package I needed to get HSDPA. So I asked a few friends and Darla Mack wrote back to me:

"I have Cingular's Unlimited MEdia Net. I don't think that Cingular's 3G will work properly on the N95 because firstly, their 3G isn't available everywhere as of yet. Also, the N95 isn't programmed to work on the US 3G network."

Nokia N95 on Wikipedia
The Nokia N95 is an Nseries smartphone/"multimedia computer" by Nokia. It was unveiled in September 2006 and is scheduled for release in March 2007 at an estimated unsubsidized retail price of €550 (US$700). It is based on S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 software on the Symbian OS (v9.2) and is particularly significant for being both Nokia's first 3.5G (HSDPA) handset and also first GPS enabled handset.

5 comments:

Khin said...

Sup!

I thought Boston is in the 3G area?

Steve Garfield said...

3G is in Boston but the N95 doesn't run on it.

Anonymous said...

Steve,

It is so great that you are in the Boston / Worcester area and are trying out the phone. I've had my eye on this phone and am wondering if it's worth buying in the end. How well does the GPS work in the Boston / Worcester area? Does it give you good maps and directions even? Especially the voice directions around specific locations i.e. from here to there.
Howcome the HSPDA doesn't work it's it a common band in Asia that would work here? I mean T-Mobile is supposed to go 3G / HSPDA some time this year have you tried it yet on their network? Does it function as a quad-band phone? Were here any deadspot in the Boston / Worcester corridor i.e. somewhere in farm country? Can you use the LED photo light as a flashlight and leave it on to illuminate for awhile? What's the voice call quality like here in MA? Do they plan on releasing a US version later or will we need to buy it in Europe and just have it barely work here? Have your tried to download maps to the phone for MA? How well does that work? Does the radio identify the digital stations? Have you downloaded any games to it and tried them out? Ripped any movies to it and tried to watch them? Hoping your up to answering and thanks!

V

Steve Garfield said...

"How well does the GPS work in the Boston / Worcester area? Does it give you good maps and directions even? "

Haven't looked at that much yet...

"How come the HSPDA doesn't work it's it a common band in Asia that would work here? "

The N95 doesn't support US 3G.

"Can you use the LED photo light as a flashlight and leave it on to illuminate for awhile?"

No, it doesn't have a torch light like the N93.

"What's the voice call quality like here in MA?"

I haven't subscribed to a voice plan.

"Do they plan on releasing a US version later or will we need to buy it in Europe and just have it barely work here?"

You can buy it from the Nokia Store in NYC or online at Nokia.com

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