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The Nokia N92: A Revolutionary Phone?

The Nokia N92: A Revolutionary Phone?

I didn’t actually WANT the Nokia N90 when I decided to buy it.

For the past year and a half I had wanted the Nokia N90 – until the phone was actually released. No vibration? 760 mah battery? Size and weight comparable to when cell phones were first invented? No way. Not for me. And about the time I found myself NOT wanting the N90 news of the Nokia N92 leaked out. Sure, it’s a Nokia phone that will probably never see the light of day in the U.S., but it’s one of those revolutionary Nokia phones.

Looks like a normal flip phone on the outside, right? Note the stereo speakers on the flip. And the smallish external display which I what I think an external display should be. Excluding the N90 which uses its gigantic external screen as a viewfinder. (for the record, the external display for the N90 is the same size as the MAIN display for my Nokia 6800 phone)

Even when the flip’s opened the Nokia N92 doesn’t seem to strike any weird chords. After all, Nokia’s made odder-looking keypads. But why is there only one hinge?

Crazy. If only mobile tv was coming to the U.S. like it’s coming to Europe. Sadly, it’s not, and that’s why the N92 is staying across the Atlantic. At least I know that I’m going to be checking ebay constantly once this phone is officially released.

Incidentally, the hinge idea was NOT pioneered by Nokia – the Samsung d307 came up with that one first. Unfortunately Samsung didn’t recognize the potential for this type of handset and it now rots in numerous Cingular stores around the country.

The flip-phone-turning-into-mobile-tv feature isn’t the only revolutionary aspect of this phone – Nokia has stated that the Nokia N92 will also support WiFi.

The Nokia N92 has a starting retail price of 600 Euros. Damn. At least I can take comfort in knowing that the N90 price dropped 60% in a mere 10 months. Chinatown (so far the ONLY place I can find any kind of phone deals these days, but that’s an entry for another day) phone peddlers seem to love getting their phones from European and Middle Eastern “suppliers” so I should be good in about another year.

If you go to the Nokia Nseries phones web site you’ll notice that the Nokia N92 is nowhere to be found – instead we get ANOTHER slider phone, the N80.

Ah, well. Can’t win ‘em all.



8:21 am

it is superb what is the cost?

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