Nokia Nseries

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Nokia Nseries
NOKIA Nseries logo.png
Manufacturer Nokia
Series Nseries
Availability by country 2005—2011
Operating system Symbian, Maemo
Rear camera 2.0 MP—12.0 MP
Front camera 0.3 MP / VGA / Common Intermediate Format
Development status Active since 2005

Nokia Nseries was a multimedia smartphone product family which is engineered and marketed by the Nokia Corporation. The Nseries devices are known to commonly support multiple high-speed wireless technologies, such as 3G, or Wireless LAN. Digital multimedia services, such as music playback, photo/video capture or viewing, gaming or internet services are also supported. It was replaced by the Nokia Lumia line of smartphones.

History[edit]

On 27 April 2005, Nokia announced a new brand of multimedia devices at the press conference of mobile phone manufacturers in Amsterdam. The first three Nseries devices introduced at the conference consists of N70, N90 and N91. On 2 November 2005, Nokia announced the N71, N80 and N92, and on 25 April 2006, Nokia announced the N72, N73 and N93, and on 26 September 2006, Nokia announced the N75 and N95. On 8 January 2007, Nokia announced the Nokia N76, Nokia N77 and Nokia N93i. On 29 August 2007, Nokia announced the N95 8GB, N81, N81 8GB, and on 14 November 2007, Nokia announced the N82, the first Nokia with xenon flash. At the 2008 GSMA held in Barcelona, the N96 and N78 were unveiled. Two new Nseries devices were revealed at the end of August 2008, the Nokia N79 and Nokia N85. On December 2, 2008, Nokia Nseries announced the Nokia N97. On February 17, 2009, Nokia announced the Nokia N86 8 MP, which is Nokia's first 8-megapixel phone. The Nokia N8 with 12-megapixel camera was announced in April 2010 and on 21 June 2011 Nokia showcased their Nokia N9 based on MeeGo OS, their fourth Non-Symbian N-series (after N800 N810 & N900) phone which launched in Q4 2011. Since then, another smartphone has not been produced in the range.

Features[edit]

The Nokia Nseries is aimed at users looking to pack as many features as possible into one device. The better-than-average cameras often found on Nseries devices (with many using the higher-quality Carl Zeiss optics) are one such example, as are the video and music playback and photo viewing capabilities of these devices, which resemble those of standalone portable media devices. In all recently launched devices GPS, MP3 player and WLAN functionality also have been present.

The numbers describe the traits of the phone:

  • N7x - 7 series are the balanced, least expensive Nseries range with fewer features
  • N8x - 8 series are the higher range Nseries range w/ cameras (ex. N90 and N93)
  • N9x - 9 series are the highest end and the most expensive Nseries range models

Operating systems[edit]

The Nokia N8 smartphone was the world's first Symbian^3 device, and the first camera phone by Nokia to feature a 12-megapixel autofocus lens.

The first Nseries device was the N90, which ran Symbian OS 8.1 mobile operating system, as did the N70 and N72.

The Nokia N8, released in September 2010, was the world's first phone to run Symbian^3, and the first phone by Nokia featuring a 12-megapixel autofocus lens. It was also the last Nseries phone to run any Symbian OS.[1][2]

On N800, N810, and N900, Nokia chose to use the Linux-based Maemo operating system.[3]

The last Nseries devices were the N9 and developer-only N950, released in September 2011. Maemo had merged with Intel's Moblin to create MeeGo in May 2010, so Nokia opted to use MeeGo "Harmattan" 1.2 for the N9/N950.

List of Nseries devices[edit]

Main article: List of devices in Nokia's modern phone series

In June at the Nokia Connections in Singapore Nokia launched the new N9 with Meego 1.2 Harmattan OS which the company calls Qt device as the whole app and UI framework is written in Qt. Its also the world's first pure touch phone with no buttons for home screen and a great new swipe UI. Reviews have been average to good for this phone, with most reviewers liking the phone's good quality and operating system, but expressing concern over the fact that it loses out to competitors in terms of specs. The device is expected to be sold in selected regions in Q3 2011.

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