Nokia N96 Finally for the US Market

by Jeremiah on November 3, 2008

Nokia fans, the long awaited Nokia N96 smart phone is finally released in the US.  Following the earlier UK release last month, this 2.8-inch iPhone competitor is available unlocked in your neighborhood cell phone outlets.  Prices may vary but be ready to shell out some $800.  [Press Release via Coolest Gadgets]

WHITE PLAINS, New York, November 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Nokia
(NYSE: NOK) today announced the availability of the much anticipated Nokia
N96, its flagship multimedia computer in the iconic Nokia Nseries range, in
the United States. The Nokia N96 boasts a powerhouse of entertainment ready
features, including a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics,
turn-by-turn voice navigation, 16GB of internal memory, expandable up to
24GB with an optional microSD card, superior sound and music, N-Gage gaming
and a stunning 2.8″ display. The Nokia N96 will now be available through
open channels in the United States, including the Nokia Flagship stores in
New York and Chicago, on and a number of
independent retailers and e-tailers.

“The Nokia N96 offers the best of mobile entertainment, blending phone
and multimedia options seamlessly with the unique Nokia Nseries dual slider
– a great way to discover and share your favorite moments. Watch video,
take high quality photos and geotag them to specific locations or directly
upload them online via the fast Internet connection – the Nokia N96 takes
mobile entertainment and communication to the next level,” says Alessandro
Lamanna, Vice President of Sales, Open Markets, Nokia Americas.

The Nokia N96 has the ability to store up to 40 hours* of video content
transfered from a PC via hi-speed USB 2.0 connection or online with WLAN
and HSDPA support. The device also supports the most common video formats
including MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video. Enjoy the action on
your videos with the device’s vivid 2.8″ display and built-in 3D stereo
speakers. Sit back, watch the plot unfold and experience the special
effects hands-free, thanks to a cleverly designed ‘kickstand’ on the back

With the Nokia N96, users will capture clear, vibrant, high quality
video clips at 30 frames per second as well as sharp, defined photos with
the 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED Flash. Tag the
location of your new images with integrated geotagging, and with just one
click, upload your images straight to online image-hosting communities,
including Share on Ovi from Nokia – a great way to relive your favorite

The enhanced navigation experience on the Nokia N96 includes rich,
easy-to-use maps with urban detail as well as satellite views. Try out
three months of free voice guided turn-by-turn navigation** – for walking
or driving – along with the new City Guides that offer a great way to
explore undiscovered places.

Compatible with high-speed 3G HSDPA networks in the US (850 and 1900
MHz), the Nokia N96 costs an estimated 895 USD.

*Capacity based on H.264 750-Kbps video at 320-by-240 resolution,
combined with 128-Kbps audio. Capacity is half of this with H.264 1.5Mbps
at 640-by-480 resolution, combined with 128-Kbps audio (near-DVD quality).

** Nokia navigation service is free for 90 days from service
activation. Mobile data charges may apply when using Nokia Maps and
turn-by-turn navigation.

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