White Plains, NY, USA - Nokia today announced the availability of the much anticipated Nokia N96, its flagship multimedia computer in the iconic Nokia Nseries range, in the United States. The Nokia N96 boasts a powerhouse of entertainment ready features, including a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, turn-by-turn voice navigation, 16GB of internal memory, expandable up to 24GB with an optional microSD card, superior sound and music, N-Gage gaming and a stunning 2.8" display. The Nokia N96 will now be available through open channels in the United States, including the Nokia Flagship stores in New York and Chicago, on www.nokiausa.com and a number of independent retailers and e-tailers.
"The Nokia N96 offers the best of mobile entertainment, blending phone and multimedia options seamlessly with the unique Nokia Nseries dual slider - a great way to discover and share your favorite moments. Watch video, take high quality photos and geotag them to specific locations or directly upload them online via the fast Internet connection - the Nokia N96 takes mobile entertainment and communication to the next level," says Alessandro Lamanna, Vice President of Sales, Open Markets, Nokia Americas.
The Nokia N96 has the ability to store up to 40 hours* of video content transfered from a PC via hi-speed USB 2.0 connection or online with WLAN and HSDPA support. The device also supports the most common video formats including MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video. Enjoy the action on your videos with the device's vivid 2.8" display and built-in 3D stereo speakers. Sit back, watch the plot unfold and experience the special effects hands-free, thanks to a cleverly designed 'kickstand' on the back cover.
With the Nokia N96, users will capture clear, vibrant, high quality video clips at 30 frames per second as well as sharp, defined photos with the 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED Flash. Tag the location of your new images with integrated geotagging, and with just one click, upload your images straight to online image-hosting communities, including Share on Ovi from Nokia - a great way to relive your favorite moments.
The enhanced navigation experience on the Nokia N96 includes rich, easy-to-use maps with urban detail as well as satellite views. Try out three months of free voice guided turn-by-turn navigation** - for walking or driving - along with the new City Guides that offer a great way to explore undiscovered places.
Compatible with high-speed 3G HSDPA networks in the US (850 and 1900 MHz), the Nokia N96 costs an estimated 895 USD.
*Capacity based on H.264 750-Kbps video at 320-by-240 resolution, combined with 128-Kbps audio. Capacity is half of this with H.264 1.5Mbps at 640-by-480 resolution, combined with 128-Kbps audio (near-DVD quality).
** Nokia navigation service is free for 90 days from service activation. Mobile data charges may apply when using Nokia Maps and turn-by-turn navigation.
Print quality photos can be found at www.nokia.com/press/photos.
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