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15 minutes: Nokia N91

, posted: 25-Jul-2006 19:24

Just today when I was at Vodafone outlet at Westfield Riccarton Mall (east side). The salesperson (Brad) is very friendly and determined to find an answer to my question. "Does it vibrate?"... Ever since the release of Nokia N90, I have been very curious as to why Nokia would remove the vibration alert. As I use vibration alert all the time now, my Imate Smartphone2 has never been on ring-alert for months now. Simply because I choose to be discreet and don't want my ringtone to disturb my surrounding.

Anyhow, Brad went and got the N91 out from the store shelf, and let me have a play with it. At this time he managed to talk me into try getting it on HP, and since I got nothing to lose, and decided to give it a try. So he was doing my HP application, I was there play around with N91.

Few things I like about it... The music control keys are good and responsive and get ergonomical design. The device feels great in hand and is very solid feeling. The unit is all metal case and feels great and "rich". When the music control pad is slide down, it reveals the number pads. The number pads are very tiny but yet reasonbly spaced. To those with bigger fingers, this may be hard for you to do SMS messaging. But with the use of T9, it will be sufficient to get your message out easily. The joystick is responsive and alright to use. And other keys are fine and dandy.

The screen is very nice and bright, very high resolution too. Although when going into menu or doing anything on N91, the screen is slow to respond and showed some tearing with graphics update.

The music playback is nice, I didn't try on the headphone. With USB connection for data transfer as well as music playlist transfer and for Nokia PC Sync, I think it will be very welcomed as you can use your existing USB-miniUSB cable.

The package comes with a charger dock, wired remote headphone control and an in-ear headphone. With wired remote headphone, you can use your higher quality headphone too if you choose to.

The package is priced at RRP of $1399, and if you like me,  you will get $50 discount for long-time customer. (Although $50 isn't that great discount but better than none).


So anyway, did I get it? No, I decided not to go ahead and also my HP application requires more info to be supplied. I'm not going ahead with it as I don't need it. It would be nice, but waiting to see what new gadgets are available that will appeal me better. I have Creative PMC that I rarely use, I got Imate Smartphone2 and still work great, I have Vodafone Connect Card Novatel Merlin U630 UMTS card and I want either Sony VGN-UX17GP or UMPC... but only if either have a PCMCIA slot for my UMTS card, or a CompactFlash UMTS card (similar to Enfora GSM0110 GSM/GPRS CF card, although I could always get Falcom Samba 75 USB Modem (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) for UX17.





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Comment by alasta, on 25-Jul-2006 20:51

Good review. The N91 seems very capable as far as music is concerned, but I don't think the high price is justified considering that the camera seems to be pretty mediocre.


Comment by usman, on 3-Aug-2006 22:36

WOW N91 has every thing, the latest multimedia and smartphone technologies, including a 2-megapixel camera , and video sharing capability but i think you have missed out its Sync ML utility as now a days there are free services like http://zyb.com coming in by which you can store your personnal data like contacts and calendar on web. The best thing which make SyncML better than PC sync is that no wires or PC is needed ain't that real mobility


Comment by taniwha, on 6-Aug-2006 19:21

Doesn't it have a 4Gbyte harddrive? or is it flash? a harddrive would explain no vibrations allowed.


Author's note by chiefie, on 6-Aug-2006 21:12

It is a 4GB hard drive, but it has vibration function/alert. Though I did not feel it in action though.


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