Nokia N96 Unlocked Phone - 16GB

Wednesday, 28 October 2009 Leave a Comment

The successor of the N95 is here and Nokia has built it to be a media powerhouse: The Nokia N96 has 16GB of internal memory and can be extended to 24GB with a MicroSD card. All that storage is there to hold video (up to 40 hours, according to Nokia) that will be played on the 2.8” display. The Nokia N96 supports popular video formats such as MPEG4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video. The latter lets users browse videos from YouTube, more services will be supported. Finally, Nokia announces that the N96 can capture DVD-resolution videos
Tech Specs

Operating Frequency
N96-1 (RM-247, Global) WCDMA2100/900 (HSDPA) / EGSM900, GSM850/1800/1900 MHz (EGPRS)
N96-3(RM-472, Americas) – WCDMA1900/850 (HSDPA) / EGSM900, GSM850/1800/1900 MHz (EGPRS)
N96(RM-297, PR China)* - EGSM900, GSM850/1800/1900 MHz (EGPRS)
Automatic switching between bands and modes
DVB-H, 470-750 MHz
* RM-297 variant (PR China only) does not have WCDMA, WLAN or DVB-H, and features based on WLAN or WCDMA
Volume: 92 cc
Weight: 125 g
Length: 103 mm
Width: 55 mm
Depth: 18 mm, locally up to 20 mm
Memory Functions*
16GB internal flash memory, microSD memory card slot (hot swappable) for expandability and flexibility
Expand up to a total of 24 GB, for example with the Nokia MU-43 8GB microSD memory card (sold separately)
Approximate dynamic memory capacity indication** with 16GB storage:
Video: 40 hours
Music: 12,000 tracks
128MB RAM, 256MB system memory (operating system plus dynamic user data area)
* Application offering may vary. Dynamic memory means that the available memory is shared between dynamic memory functions. When any of these functions is used, there is less available memory for other functions which are also dependent on dynamic memory. Formatted capacity less than total capacity. Pre-installed content may reduce available space.
** Video capacity is based on H.264 768-kbps video at 320-by-240 resolution, combined with 96-kbps AAC audio. Music capacity is based on 3:45 min per track and 48 kbps eAAC+ encoding
Power Management*
Battery: Nokia Battery BL-5F, 950 mAh
Talk time: up to 160 / 230 min (WCDMA / GSM)
Standby: up to 200 / 230 hrs (WCDMA / GSM)
Video playback: up to 5 hours (offline mode)
Music playback: up to 14 hours (offline mode)
TV playback: up to 4 hours (DVB-H)
* Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.
Display and User Interface
2.8" QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) LCD TFT display with up to 16 million colors
User Interface: S60 3rd edition, feature pack 2
Active standby screen, Multimedia menu
Media keys, Multimedia access key, lockswitch, volume key, numeric (ITU-T) keypad, menu key, clear key, soft keys, send and end keys, power key, camera shutter key
Third Party Application Support
Operating system: Symbian OS 9.3
Nokia S60 third edition, feature pack 2
Java™ MIDP 2.1, CLDC 1.1 (Connected Limited Device Configuration (J2ME))
Flash Lite 3.0
C++ and Java SDKs
Downloadable third-party Java™ and Symbian applications
Support for Widgets
Call Management
Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry and thumbnail pictures
Speed dialing, voice dialing (speaker independent) and voice commands
Logs: lists of dialed, received and missed calls
Conference call
Integrated hands-free speakers
Data Transfer*
WCDMA HSDPA with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed DL/UL= 3.6Mbps/384kbps, CS max speed 64kbps)
Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) support for simultaneous voice and packet data connection in GSM/EDGE networks. Simple class A, multi slot class 11, max speed DL/UL: 177.6/118.4kbps
EGPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 296/177.6kbps
GPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 107/64.2kbps
* Actual achieved speeds may vary depending on network support.
Video & TV
Video center
Enhanced video center: central hub for video experiences
Access to last played video and easy resume
My videos: collection of stored videos
Access to Internet Videos, compatible with RSS feeds and video podcasts, with direct wireless updates and downloads
Video directory to discover new Internet Videos
Video Codecs and Formats
MPEG-4 Part 2 (H.263/SP), up to VGA 30 fps, hardware-accelerated codec, scaled to max QVGA on device screen, or max SDTV on TV-out
MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264/AVC), up to VGA 30 fps, hardware-accelerated codec, scaled to max QVGA on device screen, or SDTV on TV-out
Windows Media Video (WMV9), up to CIF/QVGA 30 fps, hardware-accelerated codec, scaled to max QVGA on device screen, or SDTV on TV-out
RealVideo QCIF at 30 fps
Flash video support in browser
DRM support: OMA DRM 1, OMA DRM 2, WM DRM
Live TV
Broadcast Television (DVB-H) capable
DVB-H based mobile TV with internal antenna
DVB-H Class C, 470-750 MHz
Program Guide (OMA BCAST ESG), with automatic updates and channel discovery
Instant Replay of TV program (up to 30 seconds)
Recording of TV programs for later viewing
Reminder setting via Program Guide
Interactive services
Multiple subscription and payment methods (pay TV including previews, free-to-air, pay per view), channel and content protection
Browser-based video access
Support for download, streaming and progressive download
Support for Flash video
Other video enablers
2.8” display
16 GB memory
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity
Integrated kickstand and landscape-oriented speakers
Media keys
Music Features
Digital music player - supports MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, album art
Playlist editing and sharing
Equalizer and visualization
Search, browse and purchase songs online in Nokia Music Store* - with support for Windows Media DRM protected files
* Music store availability varies by country
Radio and other
Stereo* FM radio (87.5-108MHz, 76-90MHz) with support for RDS, Visual RadioT and use of FM radio in offline mode
Internet Radio
* Stereo sound can only be heard with a compatible stereo headset. Headset required as external FM Radio antenna.
Other music enablers
16 GB internal memory
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity
Support for standard 3.5mm headphones
Media keys
Integrated stereo speakers
Podcasting with direct wireless access to directory, feed updates and downloads
Listen to music wirelessly via Bluetooth stereo audio (A2DP)
Main camera
Up to 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels)
Carl Zeiss Optics: Tessar™ lens
Auto-focus, auto-exposure
F-number/aperture: F2.8
Focal length: 5.2 mm
Focus range 10 cm to infinity
Dual-LED camera flash, video light, recording indicator, auto-focus assist light
Secondary camera
VGA (640 x 480 pixels) sensor
Video Recording
Video capture in MPEG-4 up to VGA at 30 fps
Digital Video Stabilization
Video clip length: up to 90 minutes
Video file format: .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
Settings for scene, video light, white balance, color tone
Still Image resolutions: up to 5 Megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels)
Still Image file format: JPEG, EXIF
Geotagging: automatic insertion of geotagging into images
Settings for scene, flash, sequence, self-timer, color, white balance, contrast, exposure compensation, guides
Sharing and Communication
Photos with view by tag cloud, month, album, slide show and photo editor
Online Share with connection to popular sharing services
Direct connection to compatible TV via Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in sales box) or WLAN/UPnP
Nokia XpressPrint: direct printing via USB connection (PictBridge), Bluetooth connectivity (BPP), and WLAN (UPnP) or via online printing
Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
Maps and Navigation
Built-in GPS receiver, with support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)*
Nokia Maps application
Free downloadable maps of over 150 countries, millions of locations, location details and satellite imagery**
Upgrades available for purchase: Multimedia city guides and Navigation services: Drive - voice guided car navigation, or Walk - pedestrian-optimized turn-by turn guidance. Limited time trial of premium Drive & Walk navigation service included.
Maps can be downloaded dynamically over the air, or installed from compatible PC with the Nokia Maploader application
* The service is available free of charge, although any data transferred over the network might incur charges from your network operator


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