CES 2007 – The trend is thin and nobody can ignore it, not even Nokia. The Nokia N76 closes a gap in Nokia’s offering in a stylish way. They will probably hate me for saying this but the Nokia N76 looks like the RAZR and the Sanyo Katana. I don’t say that in a bad way – the RAZR design is what brought struggling Motorola back into the game.
However, the Nokia software is probably much better. Just like any phone in the N-Series, the N76 comes with the S60 (3rd edition) Symbian OS, a solid foundation to build applications. The user interface is fast and feature-complete from Music replay to Decent web-browsing. Note that when I went to ubergizmo.mobi our logo appeared monochrome for some reason. I did not have enough time to dig into the options but nothing obvious came to mind.
The N76 also has a 2 Megapixal camera that can be used with the external screen, providing the feel of handling a compact digicam. The images were good, but do not expect miracles, this is a cellphone. Once you’ve taken some photos, it is possible to upload them to Flickr. If you snap a lot pictures, the phone can be expanded (via Micro-SD) to 2GB of memory.
The phone is to be released in Q1 2007, no carriers partnership announced yet.
- Digital music player supporting Windows DRM along with MP3/WAV/MIDI/M4A/AAC/eAAC+/WMA with playlists, stereo FM radio
- Standard 3.5 mm headset jack
- Connectivity & Data Services
- Mini-USB with USB 2.0 Full Speed
- Bluetooth specification 2.0
- Dual-mode WCDMA2100/EGSM850/900/1800/1900 MHz or EDGE only: EGSM850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- User Interface: S60 3rd Edition
- Dimensions: 106.5 x 52 x 13.7 mm (L x W x H)
- Weight: 115 g
- Standby time: Up to 200 hours
- Talk time: Up to 165 mins
- Main display: 2.4 inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) with up to 16 million colors
- Cover display: 1.36″ (160×128) with up to 262k colors
- Battery: Nokia Battery (BL-4B)
- Memory: Up to 26 MB internal memory and support for optional hot swap microSD of up to 2 GB
- Image resolution: Up to 2 megapixel (1600 x 1200)
- Video resolution: Up to QVGA at 15 fps
- Image capture: JPEG up to 16.7 million / 24-bit color
- Video capture: Up to 15 fps