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The Nokia N93 and N73 Phones Start Shipping.

July 24, 2006 in Nokia Phone News

The Nokia N93 and N73 phones started shipping today, according to a Nokia press release. Both phones you may remember have an integrated 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.

Nokia N93 Phone thumbnail

The N73 is a candybar form factor phone with a little similarity to Sony Ericsson’s W800 phone. The keypad is a little kooky, with menu/cancel/T9/multimedia keys housed on the sides of the numeric keypad. Overall though, the N73 is a strong showing complete with Symbian 9.1, 2.4 inch screen, expandable memory, and quad-band connectivity.

Nokia N73 Phone

On the flip side (literally), the Nokia N93 is the successor to the blockish Nokia N90. The N90 was Nokia’s first camera phone featuring a Carl Zeiss lens (2 megapixel), but it came with a price: a size and weight that was just too much for most people. (including myself). To add to the N90′s sufferings, the battery was a mere 760 mAh which didn’t provide enough juice to take more than just a couple pictures and an hour or two of talk time.

The good news is that, feature-wise, the Nokia N93 phone has brought in a slew of hot new features. Yes, the N93 can still flip open and rotate sideways to enter camera mode, but it’s got a new trick up its sleeves: a new landscape mode that allows you to watch videos, slideshow through your pictures, and in general just look extremely badass. It also has a new lease on battery life: a 1100 mAh battery that lasts for 5.1 hours of GSM talk time. Like the N73, the N93 runs Symbian OS 9.1. Unlike the N73, the N93 has wi-fi. That’s right – WLAN, WI-FI, whatever you want to call it. The N93 has it.

The bad news is, of course, that Nokia has managed to screw up another potentially hot phone. If you thought the Nokia N90 was big and heavy, wait ’til you see the N93! The N93 is bigger is every aspect: it’s thicker, longer, wider, and heavier. Think the N90 on a diet of nothing but cheeseburgers and fries.

The Nokia N93 is still triband, 900/1800/1900 mhz. If they can make the N73 quad-band, why not their most touted phone? I just don’t get it.

So we see that now all is well in Nokia-land. Maybe the next incarnation of the N-camera phone series will be the N9t6, a sleek, stunning, and lightweight flip phone that just might take the USA by storm.

Nokia N93 Phone

That reminds me: whatever happened to the N92?

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