Nokia N95 Now Shipping, But Not in America

Nokia N95 Multimedia Computer

It’s touted as a multimedia computer that is set to become Nokia’s flagship device and after months of anticipation since its announcement last August, the Nokia N95 is now shipping in Europe, Asia and the Middle East (how ‘bout the Americas?).

The N95 mobile phone has a load of pioneering features. It offers built-in GPS making it a very useful travel companion. Its 5-megapixel camera should give us plenty of resolution, but we still have to see whether its photos can indeed compare with photos taken with a regular 5-megapixel digital camera (because it’s not just megapixels, kiddo, it’s about how good its image sensor and optics are).

The N95 claims DVD-like quality video capture, and that too will have to be validated by real-world use. Wi-Fi connectivity is good and its support for HSDPA should mean broadband speeds for speedy browsing, emailing and downloading.

Its unique two-way slide design also offers a new way to use the device: slide the phone up and you’re reading maps in GPS mode; slide it down and you can watch video or play music; no slide and you have a camera phone.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.