Nokia N96 has been unveiled in India. Nokia, the world leader in mobile phones has unveiled N96 from the NSeries stable and it is reportedly optimized for unhindered web access and entertainment.
Nokia N96 is the latest convergent device to be unveiled and it promises to be the ultimate device in your hands, to shape the internet. In addition, it promises to be a super gadget for entertainment, with a mandatory 16GB memory that can be expanded up to 24 GB memory through an external micro SD card.
Nokia is launching a pre-booking scheme today – 20th August 2008, across its outlets in India. With iphones being made available from 22 August, Nokia seems to be in a competitive mood. Nokia N96 will be available in the Indian stores, from September.Though Nokia is yet to officially confirm the price of N96 in India, it is expected to be around Rs. 30, 000.Probably Nokia is waiting for the iphone prices to be announced by both Vodafone and Airtel.Vodafone has already come out with its prices for iphone. Apple’s iPhone 3G will be available in 8GB and 16GB at Rs 31,000 and Rs 36,100 respectively. Will nokia N96 be priced competitively?
Nokia N96 Features:
With 24GB memory in Nokia N96, one can store up to 18K songs, images of 5 mega pixels up to 20K and video up to 60 hours i.e. equivalent to 20 full length movies. With multifunctional media keys and a 2.8 inch screen, music, movies and games would be available at the touch of a button.
Nokia N96 would also come preloaded with “Wave Secure” security application that allows users, not just to track the handset in the event it is lost or stolen, but also create a back-up for the phone data through the internet.This is an application that is exclusively made available in India . 🙂
Nokia N96 supports the Ovi family of Nokia internet services, including maps, entertainment and media sharing.Users can also explore the world through navigation and the nokia Maps 2.0 application.Nokia N96 is also equipped with a 5 mega pixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a dual LED flash and video light.Nokia N96 also allows DVD-like quality video capture at 30 frames per second.
Nokia N96 seem to be in a competitive mood and is willing to take on the challenge to Apple and its iphone. This competition will definitely be good for the Indian consumers.Based on price and features and goodness of phone, will the price conscious Indian consumers decide iphone or nokia N96 as the best? We will have to wait and see. Let the best phone win.