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Nokia Launches Multimedia-Rich N95

Nokia began U.S. sales of a global version of its N95 multifunction wireless device this week. The Nokia N95 smartphone, which is already sold in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS functionality and a 5-megapixel camera.

As great as the N95 is (and many gadget geeks will be drooling over it), the device only offers 3G support (through UMTS/HSDPA) in on the 2100-MHz band. While that works great in Europe (which uses UMTS in that frequency), unfortunately, AT&T's deployment of HSDPA has been in the 1900-MHz band, so we're out of luck trying to get speedy data access here in the states out of the Nokia N95.

Sean Ginevan
Contributing Editor

The Nokia N95 employs a slide design that lets users move from phone to music to video mode easily and it boasts a number of high-end capabilities including "DVD-like" video quality and a photo and video editor, according the vendor.

Nokia said the smartphone comes with the Nokia Maps application, which gives users access to specific route information and points of interest. Users can purchase city guides and voice-guided navigation. The Nokia N95 also features a digital media player with integrated stereo speakers.

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