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The Nokia N95 (N95-1, internally known as RM-159) is a smartphone produced by Nokia as part of their Nseries line of portable devices. The N95 runs Symbian OS v9.2, with a S60 3rd Edition user interface. The phone has a two-way sliding mechanism, which can be used to access either media playback buttons or a numeric keypad.
Since the introduction of the original N95-1, several updated versions have been released as well: The N95 8GB with 8 gigabytes of internal storage and a larger display, the N95 NAM and the N95 8GB NAM with support for North American UMTS (3G) bands, and finally the lower cost N95-5 and N95-6 for the Chinese market. On the release date in 2007, the phone cost close to 350 euros, roughly about 500 US dollars. Due to the release of many more Nseries phones, the current retail price is roughly 70 euros, about 90 US dollars.
The phone was unveiled in September 2006 and was released at the end of March 2007.
On March 22, 2007 Nokia was shipping N95 in key European, Asian and Middle Eastern markets.
On April 7, 2007, the N95 went on sale in the United States through Nokia's Flagship stores in New York and Chicago and through Nokia's nseries.com website. No US carriers were expected to offer this phone. The U.S. version started retailing without carrier branding or discounts in Nokia's flagship stores in New York and Chicago on September 26, 2007..
On August 29, 2007, two updated versions of the N95 were announced at a press event in London; first, the N95-2 (N95 8GB), an updated version for the European/Asian markets with 8 gigabytes of internal storage and larger screen   ; secondly, the N95-3 (N95 NAM), replacing the original 2100 MHz W-CDMA air interface with support for the 850 MHz and 1900 MHz frequencies used for the 3G networks of most GSM-compatible mobile carriers in the Americas, including AT&T Mobility.
Finally, later on January 7, 2008, Nokia introduced the N95-4, which is the US 8Gb version of the N95-3. The phone got its FCC approval in January 30 and launched March 18. The first carrier to utilise this approval was Rogers Wireless in May 2009.
Integrated GPS Ability Edit
The N95 contains an integrated GPS receiver which is located below the 0 key on the keypad. The phone ships with Nokia Maps navigation software. Maps are free and voice guidance program can be downloaded for a modest fee.
Multimedia Features Edit
Out of the box, the N95 supports audio in MP3, WMA, RealAudio, SP-MIDI, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, AMR and M4A formats. Its two-way slide, when opened towards the keypad, allows access to its media playback buttons. A standard 3.5 mm jack is located on the left side of the phone and allows the user to connect any standard headphones to the unit. Users can also use Bluetooth for audio output using A2DP, or use the built-in stereo speakers. The N95 is also capable of playing video in 3GP, MPEG4, RealVideo and in newer firmware, Flash Video formats. All of the phone's video output can also be played through the TV-out feature. TV-out is a feature offered by the phones OMAP processor, that allows users to connect the smartphone, using the supplied cable, to a TV or any other composite video input. Its main purpose is to allow users to show photos and videos on a large screen. The N95's built in UPnP capabilities also allow the user to share the phones' media over a WLAN network. This provides easy access to the photos, music and videos stored on the phone, from other UPnP capable devices on the network, enabling them to be watched or downloaded over the air.
The N95 has built-in Wi-Fi, with which it can access the Internet (through a 802.11b/g wireless network). The N95 can also connect to the Internet through a carrier packet data network such as UMTS, HSDPA, or EDGE. The web browser displays full web pages as opposed to simplified pages as on most other phones. Web pages may be viewed in portrait or landscape mode and automatic zooming is supported. The N95 also has built-in Bluetooth and works with wireless earpieces that use Bluetooth 2.0 technology and for file transfer.
It should be noted that the original N95 does not support US based versions of UMTS/HSDPA; UMTS features in these versions of the phone are disabled by default. Furthermore, the later N95 US versions support only AT&T's 850/1900 MHz UMTS/HSDPA bands, neither 1700 MHz of T-Mobile USA nor 2100 MHz bands are supported internationally.
The phone can also act as a WAN access point allowing a tethered PC access to a carrier's packet data network. VoIP software and functionality is also included with the phone (though some carriers have opted to remove this feature).
The N95 includes a built-in accelerometer. This was originally only used for video stabilization and photo orientation (to keep landscape or portrait shots oriented as taken).
Nokia Research Center has allowed an application interface directly to the accelerometer, allowing software to use the data from it. Nokia has released a step counter application to demonstrate this. Another Nokia-created application taking advantage of the accelerometer is Nokia Sports Tracker.
Third-party programs have been created, including software that will automatically change the screen orientation when the phone is tilted, programs that simulate the sounds of a Star Wars lightsaber when the phone is waved through the air, allow you to mute the phone by turning it face-down, and many more.
Specification sheet Edit
|Form factor||two-way slider|
|Operating System||Symbian OS v9.2, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1|
|Screen||QVGA Matrix, diagonal 2.6" (N95-1, N95-3, N95-5) or 2.8" (N95-2, N95-4, N95-6), 16 million colours, 240x320 pixels|
|Size||99 mm × 53 mm × 21 mm|
|CPU||Dual 332 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 2420 (ARM11-based)|
|Internal Dynamic Memory (RAM)||128 MB (55.9 MB for N95-1)|
|Internal Flash Memory||147.3 MB (8 GB for 8 GB versions)|
|Camera||Frontal CIF video call & main rear 2592 × 1944 camera with auto-focus, Carl Zeiss optics, capture Aspect ratio (image) 4/3 (1.33:1)|
|Video recording||Yes, VGA (640×480) video capture of up to 30 fps, same aspect ratio as camera see above|
|Graphics||Fully HW accelerated 3D (OpenGL ES 1.1, HW accelerated Java 3D)|
|Memory card slot||Yes, microSD/microSDHC (except N95-4; 8 GB model)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, 2.0 + EDR; supports most profiles, including: HSP and HFP for hands-free calling; A2DP and AVRCP for stereo audio and control; HID to attach a compatible keyboard; DUN to use phone as a modem for internet tethering from other devices; OBEX to send and receive business cards, pictures, and other files|
|GPS||Texas Instruments GPS5300 NaviLink 4.0 (receiver located under the 0 key)|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, with wireless LAN (802.11 b/g) and UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)|
|Data cable support||Yes, USB 2.0 via mini USB port|
|Yes (ActiveSync, POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP, with SSL/TLS)|
|Music player||Yes, Stereo speakers with 3D audio|
|Radio||Yes, Stereo FM Radio, and Visual Radio (wired headphones or hands-free required)|
|Polyphonic tones||Yes, 172 chords|
|Ringtones||Yes, MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA/M4A, RealAudio|
|HF speakerphone||Yes, with 3.5 mm audio jack and 2.1A2DP wireless stereo headphone support|
|Battery||BL-6F 1200 mAh (BL-5F 950 mAh for N95-1)|
|Talk time||up to 160 min (WCDMA), up to 240 min (GSM)|
|Standby time||up to 200 hours (WCDMA) or 225 hours (GSM)|
|Latest firmware||v35.0.002 (Hackable)|
N95 8GB (N95-2)Edit
A revision of the N95, called N95 8GB (N95-2, internally known as RM-320), was announced on August 21, 2007, and put on market in October 2007.
The changes compared to the regular version are:
- 8 GB separate internal memory
- Larger display (up from Template:Convert to 2.8").
- 128 MB RAM (up from 64MB), 95MB available.
- Demand paging (although the N95 supports this too, since firmware version 20.0.015)
- 1200 mAh battery (BL-6F), up from 950 mAh
- Cosmetic changes to media and front-panel buttons
- New model of handsfree/remote control, AD-54 (as opposed to AD-43 for previous N95 versions)
- New multimedia menu, with Nokia's Ovi content integration
- Built-in Automatic Screen Rotation (ASR) in software versions v20.0.016 onwards for the N95 8GB version and from v30.0.015 for N95-1, respectively.
- Black faceplate instead of the original silver.
- Pixel density is 142 dpi, compared to 153 dpi for the N95; this is due to the larger display but with the same resolution (QVGA)
- MicroSD slot removed
- Slider protecting camera lens removed to make room for the larger battery; the camera application is now started by holding down the shutter release button
- Removal of built-in video editor (later added with the firmware upgrades)
- Mass: 128 g, up 8 g from 120 g
N95 NAM (N95-3) Edit
The Nokia N95-3 is a revision of the N95, internally designated as RM-160, designed specifically for the North American market. It is also available in Australian and South American market.
The following was changed from the original version:
- 128 MB RAM, up from 64MB.
- WCDMA (HSDPA) 850 and 1900 MHz , instead of 2100 MHz .
- 1200 mAh battery, up from 950 mAh.
- Talk time up to 190 min (WCDMA), up to 250 min (GSM).
- Slider protecting camera lens removed to make room for the larger battery.
- Camera flash moved to the vertical axis of the phone, so when the phone is used as a camera it sits to the side of the camera, instead of below as in the N95-1.
- Cosmetic changes to media buttons.
- Height: 2.05 cm, down from 2.10 cm.
- Mass: 125 g, up from 120 g.
- White keyboard light instead of blue for visibility improvement.
- Current firmware version V 35.2.001, 13-10-09, RM-160
N95 8GB NAM (N95-4) Edit
The Nokia N95-4 (internally known as RM-421) is the North American 3G-compatible version of the N95-2. The main differences to the N95-2 are:
- Camera lens is now more flush with the phone's face.
- Multimedia keys are less glossy.
- Users will have to upgrade to at least firmware version 31.2.007 to have automatic screen rotation (ASR) supported. The latest firmware version is 35.2.002 as of December 25, 2009.
Both N95-3 and N95-4 have also some additional changes, such as the removal of the sliding lens cover for the camera, improved battery life, and doubling of runtime memory (RAM) from 64 to 128 MB   .
N95 CHINA (N95-5) Edit
Featuring the internal name RM-245, the N95-5 is targeted at the Chinese market. The main difference from the regular N95 is the lack of any 3G connectivity support, which has not been yet adopted in China at the time of release , and the absence of WLAN connectivity, due to Chinese regulations.
N95 8GB CHINA (N95-6) Edit
The N95-6, internally coded RM-321 is a Chinese market-targeted version of the N95-2, lacking 3G and WLAN support just like the N95-5.
Versions comparison Edit
| N95 8 GB|
| N95 NAM|
| N95 8 GB NAM|
| N95 CHINA|
| N95 8 GB CHINA|
|Release date||March 2007||August 2007||November 2007||January 2008||February 2008||February 2008|
|WCDMA frequencies||2100 MHz||850/2100 MHz||850/1900 MHz||850/1900 MHz||none||none|
|Internal Dynamic Memory (RAM)||64 MB||128 MB||128 MB||128 MB||128 MB||128 MB|
|Internal Flash Memory||160 MB||8 GB||160 MB||8 GB||160 MB||8 GB|
|Memory card slot||micro SD/SDHC||none||micro SD/SDHC||none||micro SD/SDHC||none|
|Battery||950 mAh||1200 mAh||1200 mAh||1200 mAh||1200 mAh||1200 mAh|
|Talk time (GSM)||4 hr||5 hr||5 hr||5 hr||5 hr||5 hr|
|Standby time (GSM)||9.3 days||11.6 days||12 days||12 days||10.5 days||12 days|
|Screen||diagonal 2.6"||diagonal 2.8"||diagonal 2.6"||diagonal 2.8"||diagonal 2.6"||diagonal 2.8"|
|Mass||120 g||128 g||124 g||128 g||124 g||128 g|
|Camera lens cover||yes||no||no||no||yes||no|
See also Edit
- Official Nokia N95 Technical Specifications (forums.nokia.com version)
- Official Nokia N95 8GB Technical Specifications (forums.nokia.com version)
- Official Nokia N95-3 North America Technical Specifications (forums.nokia.com version)
- Official Nokia N95 Product Page
- Official Nokia N95 Support Page
- Official Nokia Press Release
- Exclusive Interview with Tejas Rao, Director of Technology at Nokia Canada – MobileSyrup.com
- Texas Instrument OMAP 2420
- Nokia N95 8G at WikiSpecs
- Geocaching with Nokia N95 and Geocache Navigator – geocaching.com
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