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Nokia N96
""Nokia N96 screen landscape.jpg
"Manufacturer "Nokia
"Compatible networks "Quad band "GSM / "GPRS / "EDGE: "GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
"Dual band "UMTS / "HSDPA: "UMTS 900 / 2100 or "UMTS 850 / 1900
Availability by country
  • "EU: 24 September 2008
  • "NA: 15 October 2008
Predecessor "Nokia N95
Successor "Nokia N97
"Nokia N86 8MP
Related "Nokia N78
"Nokia N79
"Nokia N85
"Form factor Dual-Sliders
Dimensions 103 x 55 x 18 mm
Weight 125 g
"Operating system "Symbian OS "v9.3 ("S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2)

"Nomadik Dual "ARM 9 CPU (264 MHz) without video accelerator.

Memory 16 "GB internal
"Removable storage "MicroSDHC 16 GB Max (32 GB Max MicroSDHC available in 2009 & 64 GB MicroSDXC available in 2011)
"Battery BL-5F (950 "mAh)
Data inputs "Keypad, D-pad, Muti-Media keys, Navi wheel
Display 2.8 in TFT "QVGA (320x240 "px, or (0.08 Megapixels))
Rear "camera 5 "megapixels fixed, dual "LED, Auto focus, "flash/video light (back), 20x zoom
"Front camera "VGA video call (front)
Connectivity "WLAN "802.11b/"g, "Micro-USB ("USB 2.0), "DVB-H class C, "Bluetooth 2.0 ("A2DP, "EDR), "GPS w/"A-GPS

Nokia N96 is a high-end "smartphone, announced by "Nokia on February 11, 2008 at the "Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, part of the "Nseries line.[1][2] The N96 runs on the updated "Symbian OS v9.3 ("S60 3rd Edition, FP2). It was compatible with the "N-Gage 2.0 gaming platform and also had a "DVB-H tuner to watch TV. It is the official successor to the popular "Nokia N95 8GB.

Unlike its predecessors, the N96 was never as popular. Despite numerous improvements such as a doubled "flash storage capacity, critics had negative views on the N96's battery life, unreliable software, its expensive price tag and for being very user-unfriendly.[3][4] As a result, the N96 has been deemed as a 'flop' ("commercial failure), contrasting to the N95.[5] It was largely outsold by Nokia's touchscreen smartphone released during the same time, the "Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Its successor "Nokia N97 was announced just 3 months after release.[6]



Shipments for the N96 started in September 2008.[7] Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific are the first locations to provide the handset for consumers. The American and Chinese versions were expected shortly thereafter.[8] In the U.S., the device was sold for US$900, which was criticised for being too expensive. The general UK release date for the N96 was 1 October, although London had a separate date of 24 September when the device went on sale exclusively at Nokia's flagship stores on "Regent Street and at Terminal 5 ("Heathrow Airport).[9]

Specification sheet[edit]

Feature Specification
Form factor Two-way slider
Operating System "Symbian OS v9.3, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
Screen 2.8" QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) LCD TFT display with up to 16 million colours, ambient light sensor and motion sensor
Size 103 x 55 x 18 mm
CPU "Nomadik Dual ARM 9 264 "MHz
Internal Dynamic Memory (RAM) 128 MB "SDRAM
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
Camera 5-megapixel camera (auto focus) with dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss Optics: Tessar lens
Video recording Yes, VGA (640×480) video capture of up to 30 frame/s
Graphics Fully HW accelerated 3D ("OpenGL ES 1.1, HW accelerated "Java 3D)
Memory card slot Yes, microSD/microSDHC
"Bluetooth Yes, "2.0 + EDR
GPS Integrated GPS with A-GPS
Wi-Fi Yes
Infrared No
Data cable support Yes, "USB 2.0 via Micro-USB port
Email Yes ("ActiveSync, POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP, with SSL/TLS)
Music player Yes, Stereo speakers with 3D audio
Radio Yes, Stereo FM Radio with RDS support
Video Player/editor Yes
Polyphonic tones Yes
Ringtones Yes, MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA/M4A, RealAudio
HF speakerphone Yes, with 3.5 mm audio jack
Offline mode Yes
Battery Nokia Battery BL-5F (950 mAh)
Charge through USB-port? Not possible (use 2.0 charging port instead)
Talk time up to 160 / 230 min (WCDMA / GSM)
Standby time up to 200 / 230 hrs (WCDMA / GSM)

Major differences between N95 8GB and N96[edit]




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