The Media Guru

Feb 19, 2009

Nokia-N86-8MP-indigo_02_lowres Nokia launched a new Nseries at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - the Nokia N86 8MP.

nokia-n86-91 Samsung was the first to break the 8MP barrier for S60 phones with its INNOV8 which was deemed the best cameraphone by AllAboutSymbian.
So how does the successor of the Nokia N82 fare against the competition?

nokia-n86-21 According to Nokia...

The Nokia N86 packs enough punch to impress an experienced photographer. This includes a wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens for panoramic pictures, shorter latencies and variable aperture for super sharp photos in challenging bright and low light conditions. The aperture of the Nokia N86 8MP is comparable to that of a high-quality, stand-alone digital camera. The fast mechanical shutter ensures pictures with less motion blur while the dual LED camera flash is powerful enough for excellent photography and video capture.
In other words, the mechanical shutter operates at 1,000th of a second. With a variable aperture of F2.4/3.2/4.8.

Nokia-N86-8MP-indigo_11_lowres Unlike the N82, the N86 doesn't have a Xenon flash, Nokia having preferred a dual-LED flash with optimizations. Nothing beats a Xenon, as the numerous tests have proved.

Nokia-N86-8MP-indigo_12_lowres The phone is a dual-slider like the N95 & has a kick-stand like the N96.

Nokia-N86-8MP-white_20_lowres The front is 'scratch resistant' tempered glass with soft plastic keys.

Nokia-N86-8MP-white_25_lowres & that's it - all other specs are like the N85, even the 2.6" AMOLED screen.

nokia-n86-31 Now that S60 5th Edition devices sporting 360x640 resolutions are available, a QVGA (240x320) S60 3rd Edition looks like a mid-range 6600 compared to an N95. & they made an even bigger mistake by not including the Xenon. N82 purists will confirm that the N86 is a let-down.

Hands-on video from Nokia Conversations.
BTW Nokia have announced their own app store, the Ovi Store, launching in May.

Nokia E55

Nokia-E55_white_06_lowres Nokia also launched two new Eseries devices, namely the E75 & the E55. At only 9.9mm, the E55 is one of Nokia’s thinnest devices. The most striking thing about the E55 is its keyboard – I guess Nokia designers were split between whether using a T9 keypad or a full QWERTY keyboard – so what they finally did was combine both! :)

Nokia-E55_black_05_lowres The E55 is a device targeted towards business users with features like built-in mobile VPN & hardware accelerated data encryption for both the microSD card and memory.
- 2.4” QVGA (320x240) screen
- S60 v3 FP2
- Dimensions: 116 mm x 49 mm x 9.9 mm
- Volume: 54cc
- Weight: 98g
- 3.2 MP camera
- A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g, FM, 3.5mm AV connector
- 1500mAh battery
- charging via microUSB
- Standby time: 28 days
- 60MB internal, 2GB microSD
- Noise cancellation

Nokia E75

Nokia_E75_black_01_lowres The E75 seems a bit like a N97 lite for business, especially with that side-sliding QWERTY keyboard. Specs are less impressive than that of the E55…

Nokia-E75_black_05a_lowres - 2.5” QVGA (320x240) screen
- S60 v3 FP2
- Dimensions: 112 mm x 50 mm x 15 mm
- Volume: 69cc
- Weight: 139g
- 3.2 MP camera
- A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g, FM, 3.5mm AV connector
- 1000mAh battery
- charging via microUSB
- Standby time: 11 days
- 50MB internal, 4GB microSD
- N-Gage compatibility
- Data encryption

Hands-on video from Nokia Conversations.

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