Nokia continues to push the envelope with highend multifunctional handhelds introducing two new Nseries phones that let you shoot and share digital video take better pictures and otherwise entertain yourself while not holding a conversation.
The N and N both are touted as "multimedia computers" by the world's leading phone maker which has initiated a big push into the mobile imaging realm. With the N you can capture DVDqualty home videos connect to a TV to play the clips transfer images and video to an online albums blog about them or burn them to disc.
The new phones can hold up to MB of memory which expands to GB with a miniSD card allowing users to store minutes of video or about digital photos. The camera records at frames per second and even captures stereo sound. Advanced editing capabilities let you combine and trim video clips and insert images music and special effects.
Like all Nseries devices the N provides communications on wireless LAN G (WCDMA) EDGE and GSM (// MHz) networks for broadband Internet access as well as voice calls.
The N has a . megapixel autofocus camera and integrates with social network sites such as Flickr the online photo sharing community. It is available for G or quadband EDGE/GSM networks and like the N runs the S Symbian operating system.
Amazon's Mobipocket Reader and Amazon Anywhere applications are preinstalled on the N in certain areas enabling letting users shop online as well as take a closer look at some eBooks from major publishers.
"These are powerful very powerful devices" IDC analyst Sean Ryan said. "You can do a lot with these phones especially in terms of multimedia but it may take a while for people in the U.S. to catch up with the advancements offered on these new devices."
Earlier this year the company delivered the "mobile jukebox" N model boasting gigs of tune storage support for thirdgeneration WCDMA networks and both wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity.
Nokia recently released the results of a companysponsored survey that shows about half the people around the world now use a mobile phone as their primary method of taking pictures. Some twothirds of respondents predicted that a musicenabled mobile phone would replace their MP player.