Nokia N81

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Nokia N81
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Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks UMTS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Availability by country 2007
Predecessor Nokia N80
Successor Nokia N85
Form factor Slider
Dimensions 102 x 50 x 17.9 mm, 86 cc
Weight 140 g
Operating system Symbian OS 9.2
Battery Li-Po 1050 mAh (BP-6MT)
Data inputs Keypad
Display 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4", 16M Colors
Rear camera 2 MP / 1600 x 1200 px
Front camera CIF Video Call Camera

The Nokia N81 is a smartphone announced by Nokia on 29 August 2007 and released the next month.

The N81 was marketed as a mobile gaming device, similar like the 2003 N-Gage. It was the first device that came preloaded with the N-Gage 2.0 gaming service in 2008 (albeit in public beta), and it came with 2 dedicated gaming keys that can be used for N-Gage games and other applications. The four-way navigation key, the silver-coloured slightly rounded square key below the display, also contains a capacitive sensor. Some firmware revisions allowed the user to scroll through options by 'stroking' the key in a similar manner to the click-wheel on some models of iPod. During the launch of N-Gage, the N81 was specifically chosen by Nokia in advertisements. The N81 is notable for being the only N-Gage 2.0 device with special gaming keys.

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The Nokia N81 suffered from lower sound output due to the release of the new firmware version. According to Nokia, they must follow an international standard wherein a device's initial or default volume must be set to low to avoid any damage to its users.

Cnet found it buggy, slow, and badly designed.[1] S21 gave it 3/5, praising its feature set, while again criticising the "plasticky" design.[2]

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