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Nokia's answer to the iPhone?

September 15, 2008
These are exciting times when it comes to mobile phones. Apple has just released the iPhone officially in India but its competitors aren't standing still; they are releasing phones which, in several ways, are better than the iPhone. Let us look at three upcoming phones from Nokia's famous N series stable: the N96, N85 and N79.

All three phones come with many of the usual features in new N series phones. Let's go through some of them before looking at the individual phones:

  • All three phones feature the Symbian S60 operating system so you have lots of software applications to choose from
  • They each have 5 megapixel cameras with flash and autofocus as well as video recording
  • TV-out: a neat feature to display the contents of your phone (eg your photos) on your television
  • Accelerometer: This is a device which detects the phone's motion, for example to rotate the screen automatically when you flip it
  • GPS which enables your phone to pinpoint your location on a map and geotagging which lets you insert location tags on your photos
  • A range of connectivity options including bluetooth, wi-fi, 3G and EDGE

    Text: NS Sawaikar
    Photograph: | Image: (From left) Nokia N79, Nokia N96 and Nokia N85.

    Also see: Hands-on with the new iPhone

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