Nokia N93 and N73 Start Shipping
Nokia has started shipping the two multimedia N series handsets; N93 and N73, both featuring a 3.2 megapixels camera with Carl Zeiss optics.
Nokia N93 features MPEG-4 VGA video capture at 30 frames per second, and 3x optical zoom with video stabilization. The phone can be directly connected to the TV for a wide-screen movie experience, or images and video can be uploaded to online albums and blogs. High-quality home movies can also be created and burned to DVDs with the included Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software.
According to Satu Ehrnrooth, head – Nokia Nseries Cameras, “the Nokia N93 provides a perfect medium for shooting short movies, and sharing them instantly with others through the Internet. Nokia Nseries Studio (www.nokia.com/nseries/studio), which will be opened up soon for the public, provides a new channel for people to upload and showcase their mobile short films.”
The N93 features large internal memory of up to 50 MB, which can be further expanded with a hot swap miniSD card to up to 2 GB, allowing users to capture up to 90 minutes of DVD-like quality video or up to 2500 high-quality photos. The phone is designed to work on wireless LAN, 3G (WCDMA 2100 MHz), EDGE, and GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) networks.
The Nokia N73 features integrated stereo speakers with 3D sound. It has a large 2.4-inch display, auto-focus, and support for uploading photos to the Flickr.com photo community.
The N73 is available in 3G or quadband EDGE/GSM networks, and has all the diversity of a multimedia computer. The Nokia N73 enables use of Amazon’s Mobipocket Reader and Amazon Anywhere. With Amazon Anywhere, the user can get immediate access to Amazon’s expansive selection, while with Mobipocket Reader, the phone is transformed into a universal eBook reader.
The Nokia N73 is available in three color combinations; silver grey/deep plum, frost white/metallic red, and frost white/mocha brown.
Both the N93 and N73 are enabled with S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS. While the N93 is available at an estimated price of 550 Euros, the N73 is available at an estimated retail price of around 400 euro without tax and subsidies.