Nokia's new N96 handset. Image courtesy GSM Arena.
An overly keen web master on Nokia's German site appears to have made a boo-boo and posted the specifications for the upcoming N96 multimedia handset a little early.
Although the page has since disappeared, it was up long enough to glean some pretty tasty information about the next top-of-the-line phone from the company.
The N96—unsurprisingly billed as an upgrade from the N95—is set to feature quad-band GSM and dual-band HSDPA on the data transfer side, which is sure to make iPhone owners green with envy. The handset will apparently run on the Symbian S60 FP2 OS, and has a 2.8” QVGA screen with the usual 16.7 million colour pallet.
The phone also comes with a built-in GPS module, DVB-H reception for watching your favourite soaps on the go, and even a TV-out port – although this only supports standard definition resolutions.
Storage space has been doubled in this version to 16GB—which can be further upgraded via microSD cards—and the camera has been improved to make full use of the additional storage, now running to five megapixels with full autofocus and a dual-LED flash. Interestingly, the company has added in Geotagging
support, whereby the phone can use the camera and GPS in concert to add location information to photographs.
Finally, Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g WiFi round off the connectivity: quite how Nokia has crammed all this into a phone and made it hand-held I'm not sure, but I do
know that I want one.
has some leaked photos of the design of the unit for those who are more image-concious. And I still
Nokia's best attempt yet at something to steal the thunder of the iPhone, or is it just more functionality that no-one will ever want to use? Share your thoughts over in the forums