Nokia N95 in the House!

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Generally we talk about Windows Mobile related devices here on pocketnow, but lately we’ve also done some coverage on the Apple iPhone since it’s so popular in the media. Well, what about the other half? Or rather, the other 72% of the smartphone market? Globally, the majority of smartphone users have Symbian phones. Windows Mobile is a very distant 3rd place with 6.1% market share (according to Wikipedia.)

So I thought I would take Nokia’s flagship N95 phone for a spin and see if I could figure out why it’s so popular. If you’re going to get a Symbian phone, the N95 is it. It’s got GPS, HSDPA, Bluetooth, WiFi, dual-sliding mechanism, 5Mp autofocus camera, front-facing second camera, stereo speakers, mini-USB, MicroSD slot, and a standard 3.5mm audio jack. The one I’ve got is the newest version made for the North American 3G network that AT&T uses.

One thing I noticed right away is the broken English on the first screen you see when turning it on. It says “Welcome to use your new phone. Learn about its features and how to set it up? Yes/No”

This might take some getting used to.

Are there any experienced Symbian users out there who may have switched to Windows Mobile or vice versa?

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!