Thursday, May 1, 2008

Nokia N80 Internet Edition

There are a lot of n-series smartphone's available in the market today but...


Nokia’s N80 is by far the greatest n-series model, yet its feature list still runs longer than most 2007 releases. This review will be looking at the N80 Internet Edition, an enhanced version of the original N Series' N80. This “internet edition” enhancement is basically a software upgrade and basic setup for VOIP. What the, VOIP on a nokia gsm phone? Therefore you can make free calls in the U.S. and Canada. Nokia has loaded the phone up with some great features like support for quad band GSM, 3G WCDMA, and 802.11g WiFi. These are the main features that I would want in a next generation smart phone, so say goodbye to PDA’s. There are two cameras in the phone, a 3 megapixel camera for photos, video shoot and a secondary camera that can work with conferencing and video calls. The built in WiFi support is a huge plus for the N80, since many places are already covered in Wifi and you can you can jump from hotspot to hotspot in just about every major city. The connectivity is great, but what are some of the other features?


- Built in 3 megapixel camera
- Integrated media player, with support for MP3 and AAC audio
- Ability to play and record video clips
- High contrast, high resolution display with high-res mobile web browser
- Built in POP3/IMAP client for mobile email
- Slider form factor (though a bit thick due to the camera)
- Symbian Series 60 mobile OS
- SIP is seamlessly integrated with the phone’s address book, just click a contact, then select Internet Call
- Built in SIP (session initiation protocol) stack, no separate VoIP client to download

At first glance, the N80 is visually chunky. The thickness of the phone at the center remains identical when it's opened, but it does give the impression that the phone is much more slender. The slider form factor gives the phone a particularly thick and bulky look when closed; however once you extend the slider it feels much more attractive.
To me the N80 is a great example of what could have been. It has a remarkable set of multimedia features from WiFi to the 3MP camera. So if you’re someone that who’s inexperienced enough to believe “it’s what on the inside that counts” the N80 is just the right phone for you.



2 comments:

xavi said...

i wish i have one..he3x
i like that gadget, but it still expensive for me

ralph said...

i see. how about the n95