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Image Gallery: Unboxing and first impressions of the Nokia N78

The Nokia N78 is starting to become available and I had the chance to try the European 3G model. A North American version with support for U.S. 3G networks should be coming soon. The N78 includes WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, S60 Feature Pack 2, FM transmitter, and more in a slim form factor.
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The Nokia N78 is starting to become available and I had the chance to try the European 3G model. A North American version with support for U.S. 3G networks should be coming soon. The N78 includes WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, S60 Feature Pack 2, FM transmitter, and more in a slim form factor.

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The retail box focuses on the navigational functionality of the device. I have seen very quick signal acquisition and tracking on the N78.

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The retail package is covered in a sleeve that shows the navigational functions.

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After opening up the box, you can see the device and some more cool decor.

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Under this upper flap you can see the device, battery, and stereo headset.

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The plastic shell is taken off to take it out and insert the battery.

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In the bottom section, you will find the A/C adapter, USB to microUSB cable, and manuals.

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This is the second device in a row that comes with the compact A/C adapter.

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The cable and device support USB 2.0 transfers to your PC.

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You get a wired stereo headset and controller in the box.

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The back cover, device, and battery are exposed to insert the SIM and battery.

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The SIM is easily inserted below the battery.

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The 3.2 megapixel camera has no lens cover.

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On the left side you will find the microUSB slot, microSD card slot, charging port, and left stereo speaker.

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The common gallery button is gone, but there is a camera button, volume buttons, and right stereo speaker.

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The power button and 3.5mm headset jack are found on the top of the Nokia N78.

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The microphone and lanyard loop are found on the bottom. The lanyard is attached by opening the back panel and hooking the lanyard on the loop.

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The keypad consists of 4 long skinny bars and backlit keys.

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Here you can see the size comparison of these three devices.

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The N78 is the successor to the N73 and is an excellent device to follow the N73.

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You get 3 free months of using the advanced features in Nokia Maps 2.0, but I am not sure if this is valid for the U.S. since this is a European model device.

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The Nokia N78 is quite thin and feels great in your hand.

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The N78 is the thinnest of the three devices.

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The N78 follows the N73 in the progression and slims down quite nicely.

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The camera includes Carl Zeiss optics and takes nice photos.

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The back panel is brown and has a pattern similar to the N82, both of which may be hard to see in a photo.

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The keypad has 4 bars with 3 keys across the device for each bar.

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See how the backlighting shows the keys and buttons that are flush with the front of the device.

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You can now get full screen caller ID with Feature Pack 2 on the Nokia N78.

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