Nitpicking on the N95

You know, I am a perfectionist. I will always nitpick about stuff. For example, on Nokia’s highest-end cellphone ever, the N95, there are a lot of things to love (TV-out, Wifi, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, 5MP camera, A2DP, HSDPA) but there are also a few things missing before I would give it a 10/10:

[Hardware-specific issues]
1. No EDR for its Bluetooth (it has it!)
2. No AVRCP and GAVDP profiles
3. No 4 or 8 GB flash storage
4. No standard mini-usb charging and data port (it has it!)
5. No DVB-H support
6. No UMTS support for USA
7. No Qwerty keyboard

[Symbian-based issues]
8. Bluetooth items end-up on messaging instead of file manager
9. Many nested menus on some S60 3rd Edition apps
10. VoIP doesn’t support NAT Traversal (if it has VoIP)

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stare wrote on October 2nd, 2006 at 6:30 AM PST:

Well, I doubt there will ever be the N-series device with qwerty keyboard. It’s supposed to be on some E-series business devices, but not on the N-series.

Micro-SD cards are upto 2GB now, I’m sure there will be the 4GB sooner or later :)

Are you sure it cannot charge via USB?

There is a UPnP support, so one will be able to stream the media via the WLAN. No replacement for GAVDP, I agree, but still something.


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Eugenia wrote on October 2nd, 2006 at 8:37 AM PST:

>Are you sure it cannot charge via USB?

Why are you asking me this, did I ever said otherwise? My comment was about having a STANDARD mini-usb port instead of their proprietary pop-popt (or whatever it’s called).

>Micro-SD cards are upto 2GB now, I’m sure there will be the 4GB sooner or later

By that time miniSDs will be 8 GBs. MiniSDs are not that big to fit on such an otherwise big-ish phone.


stare wrote on October 2nd, 2006 at 10:52 AM PST:

>Why are you asking me this, did I ever said otherwise? My comment was about having a STANDARD mini-usb port instead of their proprietary pop-popt (or whatever it’s called).

Well, it has the standart mini-usb port.

BTW the N95 has EDR as well.


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Eugenia wrote on October 3rd, 2006 at 2:17 AM PST:

That’s good news then! Points 1 and 4 are out then!


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