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Nokia N96 Black 3G Unlocked GSM Smart Phone with 16GB Internal Memory / GPS / Wi-Fi

  • Symbian OS 9.3, S60 3rd edition
  • Wi-Fi/GPS/Music
  • 5.0MP Camera & Bluetooth A2DP
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The Nokia N96 gives you an amazing total entertainment experience . . . and is still a completely capable quadband mobile communicator. The 2.8-inch LCD screen brings photos, video and web content to your eyes with brilliant color and clarity. Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition accepts a good deal of compatible software for broad functionality.

The 5MP auto-focus, auto-exposure camera with Carl Zeiss lens captures high-quality images and videos. Shoot all your scenes and save them to the built-in 16GB internal flash memory, and a microSD card slot is integrated for additional storage. Built-in 802.11b/g WiFi connects you to both home networks and your on-the-go hotspots. Integrated GPS makes sure you can find your way back home. Bluetooth 2.0 manages your handsfree connections and provides stereo music streaming. Getting a SIM card from your service provider will complete your connectivity wherever you stray.

Easy to use in just one hand, the N96 gives you a portable platform that will bring both ease and pleasure to your business or recreation, by giving you immediate access to your news, communication and multimedia wherever you are!

  • newegg Built-in A-GPS Receiver The Nokia N96 is integrated with an advanced GPS navigation system with A-GPS (Assisted GPS) support to provide precise and reliable geography position information whether you're walking or driving.
  • newegg HSDPA Protocol Support With support for High-speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), the Nokia N96 delivers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 384kbps for upload and 3.6Mbps for download, resulting in ultra smooth and fast multimedia streaming and web surfing!
  • newegg Symbian OS S60 3rd Edition FP2 The built-in versatile Symbian OS 9.3, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 turns your Nokia N96 into a smart phone - open spreadsheets, PDF files and more. Want additional functions or games? Just add these programs to you cell phone. The cell phone system is highly expandable. Thousands of Symbian system programs and software are available for you.
  • newegg Large 2.8" LCD Screen The large 2.8-inch, QVGA (240 x 320), 16-million color LCD screen delivers stunning visual effects while watching videos, viewing photos and even during navigation.
  • newegg 5 Megapixel Camera with Auto Focus Function The integrated 5-megapixel main camera with auto focus capability captures crisp and bright images and records video, so you can create small movie clips and share them with your family and friends.
  • newegg Versatile Connectivity The Nokia N96 features Bluetooth 2.0 and Micro-USB interface for convenient data transfer and sharing. Built-in Wireless LAN (802.11 b/g) support integrates your Nokia N96 into any existing wireless network.

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Model

Brand
Nokia
Model
N96
Color
Black
Form Factor
Slider Phones

Connectivity

Wireless Radio
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

UMTS 850/1900 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T 2G/3G, T-Mobile 2G, Rogers, Fido
3G
AT&T 3G Only
Wi-Fi Support
IEEE802.11b/g
Data transfer
HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, WiFi

Function

GPS Integrated
A-GPS support, Nokia Maps
Audio
Digital music player – supports MP3, AAC, eAAC+, WMA, album art

Playlist editing and sharing

Equalizer and visualization
Message
SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging
Email
Support for SMTP, IMAP4, POP3
Additional Function
Wi-Fi/GPS

Configuration

Operating System
Symbian OS 9.3, S60 3rd edition
Processor
Dual ARM 9 264 MHz processor
Internal Memory
16 GB storage, 128MB RAM, 256MB system memory
Card Slot
MicroSD(TF Card)
Card Capacity Support
Up to 16GB

Display

Main Display Size
2.8"
Main Display Color
16M
Main Display Format
TFT
Main Display Resolution
320 x 240

Camera

Camera
5.0 MP, Carl Zeiss Optics Tessar lens, LED flash, Video Capture
Auto Focus
Yes

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP and EDR
Expansion
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 with Micro USB type B interface

3.5mm stereo headset plug , TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)

Battery

Battery Type
BL-5F
Battery Capacity
950mAh
Talk Time
Up to 150 / 220 minutes (UMTS / GSM)
Standby Time
Up to 8 / 9 days (UMTS/ GSM)
Operating Time
Video playback: up to 5 hours (offline mode)

Music playback: up to 14 hours (offline mode)

Software

Software
Quickoffice document viewers (Quickword, Quickpoint, Quicksheet)

Adobe PDF viewer

Customization through themes, ringtones, applications

Settings Wizard for easy configuration

FOTA (Firmware over the Air Software Updater) for firmware updates directly to the device over WLAN or 3G

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

RSS reader

photo editor

Access to games showroom and multiplayer interaction in N-Gage arena

Portrait and landscape gaming modes

Gaming keys

Specification

Specifications
Active standby screen, Multimedia menu

Hearing Aid Compatibility Rating: M3

Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz, 76-90MHz) with support for RDS, use of FM radio in offline mode

Internet Radio

Video capture in MPEG-4 up to VGA at 30 fps

Digital Video Stabilization

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

Service catalog to discover new Internet Videos

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

Support for download, streaming and progressive download

Support for Flash video

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

Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents

Support for SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, MMS, SMS. Unified SMS/MMS editor

Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map, visual history, HTML and JavaScript support, Flash Lite 3.0 and Flash video support

Portrait and landscape orientation modes; with transitions via dual slide operation, or auto-rotate controlled by accelerometer

Home Media Solution

Size

Dimensions
4.1" x 2.2" x 0.79"
Weight
4.4 oz.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days


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  • Amir H.
  • 5/3/2009 9:30:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsN96 is the best

Pros: Where should I start. Complete package...
This is a camera, camcorder, micro pocket computer... with great quality in one device.
I saved a lot instead of buying each camera etc separately and I am not sacrefizing the quality with 5 MEGA PIXEL camera with flash...
and this is what I have discovered so far, still lot more to do with this. I feel like I have to get a diploma on how to use this device with all this great futures and capabilities.

Cons: It is only a bit tight for text-ing...

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  • denny d.
  • 4/30/2009 8:22:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Excellent multimedia features, 5megapixel camera,

Cons: No touch screen or QWERTY keyboard, Clunky, cheap build

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  • Paul J.
  • 4/24/2009 8:44:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWARNING! BUY THE N95 8GB INSTEAD

Pros: -Nice menu transition and more eye-candy due to the update in the operating system (Symbian OS 9.3 S60 rel. 3.2)
-Slightly better slider mechanism compared to the N95-8GB.

Cons: -Battery doesn't last even 1-day with moderate usage (some access to the internet, some calls, couple of text messages, and some photos, no apps running in the background)
-Keys in the front are very tricky, very small for a man's fingers. Top row of the numeric pad is very difficult to reach.
-Doesn't charge through the USB port.
-Speakers do not provide as sharp and clear sound as in N95 8GB.
-Camera shutter key has the worst press feedback.
-Battery cover is not very sturdy. It makes "creaking" noise when it is held on hand.
-It randomly restarts when there is an incoming call. When this happes, it erases the mailbox settings for the email, it erases all the MMS, EMAIL, and TXT messages.
-Keypad light seeps out through the spaces between each keys. At night, it looks horrible because of this.
-Picture gallery is SLOOOOOOOOOW! When you have more than about 20 pics, it's faster to transfer the files to the computer and seeing them there than waiting for it to load.

Other Thoughts: I bought this phone with the hope that Nokia had improved in some of the weaknesses that the N95 8GB had, however, this phone is a total failrure. This is the 4th Nokia phone that I had, and I'm aware of the poor build quality of Nokia phones, but this one is the worst of all!

Everyone, please do me a favor... Don't waste your hard-earned money on this piece of s*** like I did.

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  • Raymond W.
  • 1/31/2009 6:50:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood phone if you know what you want.

Pros: - Large internal storage + expandable microSD slot gives you as much memory as you can possibly expect on a portable phone right now.

- Good call quality.

- Excellent camera for a phone. In good light the pictures and video are as good or better than could be expected.

- OS overall is quick and intuitive. It is easy to install third party apps from your computer to your phone.

Cons: - Absurdly poor PC software to go with it. It makes it very difficult (though not impossible) to sync your device or move media easily.

- Camera lacks any sort of stabilization. Not necessarily something to be expected in a phone, but it's something to keep in mind if you don't have steady hands.

- The OS at times can error, particularly when opening large media files. Not good, but it's not excessive.

- WiFi set up is not easy at all.

Other Thoughts: If the thought ever entered your head to buy a phone made by Apple, don't buy this phone. If you considered wanting a touchscreen, don't buy this phone. If you are looking for a feature packed phone that isn't flashy or gimmicky, get this phone. If you are expecting an iPhone you won't like it, if you are expecting an N96 then it gets five eggs.

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  • Brian V.
  • 12/14/2008 9:11:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOk

Pros: Just so you know I'm coming from an Iphone 3g. I love the fact of a 5mp camera, great pictures, great video. I love the overall looks and features. Sound is amazing and can get really loud, tons of space built into it, easy to use (in some aspects see cons), battery life is better than my iphone was and could be better but that can be solved by a new 1200-1400mah battery so that's not really to bad. This phone gives me the best signal I've ever had and I'm up on a mountain half a year and it responds very fast and gives perfect signal when others have none. Phone call quality is really good and better than anything I've ever owned so far.

Cons: Now I might seem like it's really bad but it's just all the problems I've ran into and I'm sure others might not have these problems but this is my review on it. The overall feel of the phone is cheap, the back which holds to battery in feels like you'll break right through it and is extremely cheap, buttons can be hard to press on the front, not enough space between the 1,2, and 3 keys and the other half of the phone making it a little hard, crashes constantly, music with the head phones plugged in seem to mess up on random songs, WLAN wizard and setup is a joke, OS can be hard to get used to at times, Browser really isn't very good but coming from an Iphone I expected this much, camera button should only have to be pressed once and not held (That's why key lock should be there for), usb doesn't charge phone so it sucks to have it somewhere else and you can't charge it from your computer, two ways to slide but front panel has Play, stop, skip buttons on front? Redundant? No apps?

Other Thoughts: I gave it a 3 cause I bought it here and got a free Jawbone with it but overall the features are good but they don't seem to out way the cons and problems that this phone has imo and there are better phones out there, let alone no touch screen? I'm going to be selling this phone and looking at getting the Nokia N97. Search it up because that phone is going to be way better and solve so many problems that this one has as well as a touch screen. So I think the new black N95 8gb is better than this but if you are looking for a good phone this is still good but for the price the N95 gives you the same thing rather than spend more for nothing really different

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  • Jackson B.
  • 12/2/2008 11:39:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Good phone

Pros: Ok the good
The new OS is nice. Overall the phone responds quicky. Using it as a phone, I have had no problems. Using as a computer, I have found a few things that bug me, but most could easly be fixed with a software update. (keep that in mind when reading the cons).

Bascly this phone will do just about any thing you would need from a hand held device. with a bit of software.

The options for connecting to A PC are nice though. you can map a remote drive, or with a USB connection the phone itself gives you differnt connection options, to sync media, use as an external HDD, connect to controll software ect.

Best picures and video I have seen from a cell phone. may not replace your 10 MP digi cam, but will make a great alternitive when you do not have it on you.

Cons: Ok this is going to be alot, most of these are software issues that may be fixed even when you read this.

No accelerometer API is avalibe yet, so only nokia apps can use that feature at all.

GPS can connect any where at any time. But Maps though requier the use of the internet, as does address lookup (you can install tomtom software to get arround this.)

Radio, the FM radio reciver ONLY uses FM stations provided by your wireless service provder (none for me). So your only choice is internet radio . . . which requiers a data connection.

The music player is not automatic. It has media controlls on the fron, and on the slider (redundant much?) but neither one is set to start a player. they do nothing uless you mainly start a player first)

E-mail and other apps ask you every step if you want to connect, and to which connection. To send an e-mail I used my US/PW 3 times. That is a bit much. Cache that info.

Other Thoughts: all the items in CONS are as mentioned software. the only real hardware issues I can find are

1 GPS connection is a bit "iffy" (as with most all GPS)

2 The battery is not robust enugh for this phone. In normal light usage it will last fine. But I need to be caful what all I use. wifi and bluetooth suck power. using the wireless connection will drain the phone in under 6 hours. where as I can turn on blue tooth for 1.5 hours a day (commute) and have the phone on normal for my 12 hour shift, and it only looses 1 bar of charge. So good for normal use, but not for the power user, if you use features alot, get a 2nd batter, or use the car charger alot (Included).

3) this is just personal, but I do not like the placement of the media bution.

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  • Suzanne B.
  • 11/27/2008 9:42:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsUprade or Downgrade

Pros: The Nokia N96 is a nice phone that can do anything you might think up or ever want to do. If you're traveling the turn by turn GPS will take you anywhere you want to go. If want take good quality pictures or shoot pretty good video, (great for the web) it can do that too. This phone can also act as a mobile HOTSPOT, the other day I had 7 notebooks all at once using it as a mobile wifi hotspot, (using a 3G connection). It worked flawlessly, and everyone that was using it said they couldn't believe that a phone could do that. As I said this phone can do just about anything you need, and I am not kidding about that. Also it has16 GIG's of internal storage with microSD slot that can handle another card up 16 GIG's so you will always have plenty of storage.

Cons: Battery is to small for this phone. Coming from a N95 8GIG, I was hoping that Nokia would have provided at least the same power resources in N96 but that is not the case. Music Player (continues play, full charge) N96 3 hours 32 minutes, N95 8GIG 4 hours 53 minutes. Internet Radio (continues play, 32kb stream, full charge) N96 3 hours 04 minutes, N95 8GIG 4 hours 36 minutes, talk time (full charge, 3G) N96 2 hours 11 minutes, N95 8GIG 5 hours 44 minutes, all of the above tests were done on fully charged phone's and the time's were tracked with a program that monitored the times until each phone turned its self off due to the battery being empty. Other quicks, You cannot download all file types using the embedded web browser. For example, say you want to download a (*.MSI, *.EXE, *.RAR) and store it on your memory card, you cannot, the web browser won't allow it. But you can use a a 3rd party program to accomplish that but that's really a pain and one shouldn't have to do that...

Other Thoughts: The N96 is a stylish phone loaded with all kinds of useful gadgets that can help any person that is always on the go stay connected and will definitely help you stay organized. But in may ways it is a downgrade from the Nokia N95 8 GIG especially during video play back and as I explained, battery resources are just awful. If your going to buy one, get it from Newegg, because they will always treat you right...

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