Feeds

Nokia ships latest n-series smart phones

N93 here at last

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Nokia has at last begun shipping its N73 and N93 media phones to its carrier customers, the handset giant said today.

The N73 is Nokia's bid for camera-phone supremacy: it sports a 3.2 megapixel unit with auto-focus, flash, mechanical shutter, 20x digital zoom and Carl Zeiss optics all feeding through to handset's 2.4in, 262,144-colour, 240 x 320 display. The camera can grab 15fps video at 352 x 388.

nokia n73

Nokia said it's offering two N73s: one with 3G, the other with a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio. The 3G model has a front-mounted VGA camera with 2x digital zoom for video calls. There's 42MB of on-board memory and a MiniSD slot so you can add more.

The handset has Bluetooth 2.0 on board, a music players and all the personal information management features you'd expect from a modern smart phone, all in a 11 x 4.9 x 1.2cm, 116g package retailing for around €400 (£273/$507). Nokia is offering the phone in silver/purple, white/red and white/brown colour schemes.

The N93 is more about video than still photography. It too has a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and autofocus, but this time there's a 3x optical zoom as well as the 20x digital zoom. It'll do 30fps video at 640 x 480 - good enough for a standard-definition TV, for which there's a bundled connector cable. The N93 boasts the same 2.4in, 240 x 320, 262,144-colour display as the N73.

nokia n93

It's got more memory, though - 50MB - and Nokia's bundling a 128MB MiniSD card. The handset incorporates Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) as well as Bluetooth 2.0, and operates over 3G networks.

All this is unlikely to cheap - Nokia didn't say what it's likely to retail for without a SIM, but we expect it to cost rather more than the N73. It's not exactly compact either: it weighs 180g and measurs 11.8 x 5.6 x 2.8cm.

Nokia didn't say which networks have agreed to take on the N73 and/or N93. ®

Related reviews

Nokia N70 3G phone
Nokia N80 3G phone

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT's, er, ducts
Complain to Ofcom that telco has 'effective monopoly'
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?
Speedy network claims only apply to 10% of customers
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.