Nokia N78

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Nokia N78
SmartPhone nokia N78.JPG
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Dual band WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz (N78-1 EU version) or 850/1900 MHz (N78-3 NA version) (UMTS, HSDPA)
Availability by country Q2 2008
Predecessor Nokia N73
Successor Nokia N79
Related Nokia N77
Nokia N81
Nokia N82
Nokia N85
Nokia N96
Form factor Candy bar
Dimensions 113 × 49 × 15.1 mm (L × W × T)
Weight 101.8 g
Operating system Symbian OS v9.2, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
CPU Freescale 369 MHz
Memory 70 MB
Removable storage microSDHC
Battery BL-6F, 1200 mAh
Data inputs Keypad
Display 240 × 320 pixels, 2.4-inch, 16,777,216 colours
Rear camera 3.2 MP / 2048 × 1536 pixels / Carl Zeiss optics
Front camera VGA video call camera
Connectivity Bluetooth, Micro USB, SMS, MMS, Wifi

The Nokia N78 is a 3G smartphone made by Nokia. It was first introduced at the Mobile World Congress on 11 February 2008,[1] and was launched on 26 May 2008 for €350 before taxes and subsidies. The phone is compatible with the N-Gage 2.0 mobile gaming service. It runs on Symbian 9.3 (S60 3rd Edition, FP2) and was marketed as a multimedia smartphone inside a compact, light body. It is the successor of the N73.

The Nokia N78 is the first-ever Nokia phone with the new extended guitar-based version of the Nokia Tune.

Firmware history[edit]

Firmware version 20.149 (dated 8 December 2008) became available for the generic (non-branded) N78 via its over-the-air update facility in January 2009.

The latest firmware version 21.002 released 18 February 2009 is the lightest update with a 214 KB downloaded file using FOTA. Many improvements were made to the overall performance of the device after the upgrade.

There is also firmware version 30.011 available through Nokia Software Updater. This update was released 8 May 2009 but was not available through FOTA.


Feature Specification
Form factor Candy bar
Operating system Symbian OS 9.3, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1
Processor FreeScale Semiconductor 32-bit RISC CPU based on ARM-11 series, 369 MHz
Memory (RAM) total/available 96/30 MB
Storage (ROM) total/available 12/8 MB
GSM frequencies 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS Yes, Class A, Multislot class 11 (5/3) (max downlink: 107 kbit/s, max uplink: 64.2 kbit/s)
EDGE (EGPRS) Yes, Class B, Multislot class 32 (5/3) (max downlink : 296 kbit/s, max uplink : 177.6 kbit/s); Class A (DTM) Multislot class 11, max speed DL/UL: 118.4/118.4 kbit/s
Internal screen TFT matrix, diagonal 2.4-inch, 16 million colours, 240×320 pixels
Camera Carl Zeiss Tessar•Image capture: 3.2 megapixels, 2048 × 1536 (JPEG/Exif), LED flash
Video recording VGA at up to 15 frame/s 640 × 480
Multimedia messaging Yes
Video calls Yes
Push to talk Yes
Application support Java (MIDP 2.0), 3D API (JSR-184)
Memory card slot Yes, microSD (up to 32 GB microSDHC), hot swap
Bluetooth Yes, 2.0 EDR (3 Mbit/s)
Infrared No
Data cable support Yes, microUSB normal cable, USB 2.0 Full Speed
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Email Yes
Music player Yes
Internet Radio Yes
FM Transmitter Yes (88.1 – 107.9 MHz) (not available in some countries)
Wifi Yes, 802.11b/g
Radio Stereo FM with RDS
N-Gage Yes (released November 2007)
Video player Yes
Polyphonic tones Yes, 64 notes
Ringtones Yes, Mp3, NB-AMR, WB-AMR, True Tones, WAV, AAC, eAAC+, RealAudio, M4A
HF speakerphone Yes
Offline mode Yes
Battery BL-6F, 1200 mAh
Charger 2 mm connector
Talk time Up to 190 min (WCDMA) up to 260 min (GSM)
Standby time Up to 320 hrs (WCDMA and GSM)
Weight 101.8 g
Dimensions 113 × 49 × 15.1 mm (L × W × T)
Availability 9 June 2007 (UK)
Else Ambient light detector to optimize operating times, Nokia browser with Mini Map, Mobile search, 3.5 mm audio jack, dual stereo speakers, micro USB, A2DP wireless stereo headphone support