Multimedia Master: Nokia N95 Wins A "Best Of What’s New" Award
Nokia Nseries returns as a winner of coveted honor from Popular Science magazine
November 08, 2006 - New York, NY, USA - Nokia today announced that the Nokia N95 multimedia computer, one of the newest devices in the company’s Nseries range, was honored with Popular Science magazine’s “Best of What’s New” Award in the publication’s annual search for the top 100 technology innovations of the year.
The Nokia N95 offers a premier multimedia experience in a unique dual-slider device, including integrated GPS, a 5 megapixel camera, digital music player, full PIM functionality and support for high-speed wireless networks* are features that take this device to a new level. The innovative 2-way slide concept makes it easy to switch between different modes, from reading maps to watching videos. A numeric keypad slides out from one end of the device while dedicated media keys slide out from the opposite direction, converting the display into full screen landscape mode.
With the integrated GPS technology and Maps application, it is easy to explore the world. Plan your way to new experiences with 100 countries and 15 million points of interest in your pocket. Map your location, pick your restaurant, check the menu and opening hours on the web, and set your route to get there. The exclusive Carl Zeiss optics make shooting and watching DVD-like quality videos on a compatible television using Universal Plug and Play technology or the included TV-out cable easy. Photos and videos can also be emailed or uploaded to compatible blogs or photo sites. The high-quality 2.6" QVGA 16 million color display, 3D graphics and intuitive user interface make it easy to interact with all the features and services offered on this innovative device.
“This Popular Science award is a tribute to Nokia Nseries innovation and we are honored to be acknowledged for the second year,” said Nigel Rundstrom, Vice President, Multimedia, Nokia America. “The Nokia N95 offers an array of multimedia experiences with cutting-edge phone features that will be coming to the North American market during 2007. The N95 delivers, in a single package, what people need in today’s mobile environment - entertainment, PDA functions and most importantly, connectivity.”
“Best of What’s New is the ultimate Popular Science accolade, representing a year’s worth of work evaluating thousands of products,” says Mark Jannot, editor of Popular Science. “These awards honor innovations that not only influence the way we live today, but that change the way we think about the future.”
Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products to find breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners - the Best of What’s New - are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What’s New in 1987. In the 2005 awards showcase, the Nokia N90 and Nokia N91 were honored by Popular Science.
Best of What’s New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies across 12 categories, including Auto Tech, Aviation & Space, Cars, Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, General Innovation, Home Entertainment, Home Tech, Personal Health, Photography and Recreation.
The Nokia N95 is expected to start shipping in volumes during the first quarter of 2007 at an estimated unsubsidized retail price of 550 euros in European and Asian markets. Photos and video of the N95 can be found at http://www.nokia.com/press/openstudio2006.
*) Network speeds depend on individual operator capacity. High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is a high capacity 3G technology that can increase the data speeds when using advanced data services from 384 kbps with current WCDMA. In the first phases, HSDPA users can initially expect average data speeds of 1-2 Mbps, which in subsequent phases is expected to increase to over 10 Mbps. The increased spectral and hardware efficiency that HSDPA delivers can bring lower costs to operators.
About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever and wherever they want. www.nseries.com
Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
About Popular Science
Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine; with a circulation of 1.45 million and 6.5 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of
science and everyday life, with an eye toward what’s new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by Time4 Media, a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.
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