Do you need a Nokia N95?

Do you need a Nokia N95?

Summary: The Nokia N95 seems to have everything in it. But is it really useful for the mobile worker?

TOPICS: Mobility

The Nokia N95 seems to have everything in it. But is it really useful for the mobile worker?

HSDPA: Pair up the N95 with your laptop via Bluetooth and you'll have speedy 3.5G Internet access on your laptop everywhere you roam. Definitely a big benefit for mobile workers.

WiFi: If you use your phone to check your email, connecting the N95 via WiFi should make it a lot faster than 3G or HSDPA.

Large Display: The N95's 2.6-inch 240x320-pixel screen should be adequate for reading email and browsing simple web pages.

GPS: The N95 shows you your location on a map and even gives you driving directions. But don't expect it to work underground or in tunnels.

5-Megapixel Camera: I use my camera phone to snap photos of meeting notes that I have scribbled on the whiteboard. The higher resolution of the N95 should make my scribbles easier to read.

Is this the right phone for you? Read the review here.

Topic: Mobility

Lee Lup Yuen

About Lee Lup Yuen

Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge.
He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.

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  • Does the N95 have analog TV or DVB?
    No. So, it doesn't have everything in it.
    Thank you
  • Yeah too bad it doesn't let you watch TV. But you can connect the N95 to a TV or projector with the provided TV-out cable.
  • Sometimes it is better to let a phone be a phone. In the end, cannot do anything good.

    But honestly, taking notes with photos? The issue is not the lens, the issue is always the software controlling the camera mechanism. Just ain't worth it.

    And 5MB may sound nice but how about shutter lag, sensor sensitivity, sensor noise and hard to press shutter (tried the N95 buttons. Apart from the keypad, the other buttons are a bit 'dodgy')
  • Problem is in the download of large file for saving or printing. It could cost a bomb when roaming.