Nokia N96 released with 3G support in the US
Recently we wrote here at NokiaN96.net about the FCC approval of Nokia N96. Yesterday it was announced that Nokia will start distributing their device to the retailers in the 4Q this year, which means that they are trying to push the market in this Christmas in the USA. As we know, the marketing strategy is similar in the rest of the world, as well as the advert produced by Nokia that unites all religions, all ethnics for an universal release – In one word, Christmas is the target!
Nokia yesterday announced that the Nokia N96 will be available for high-speed 3G HSDPA networks used in the U.S. starting from the 4Q this year. This news were expected, but they would always need confirmation from FCC. If the support wouldn't be allowed, then we could think in the end of the competition between N96 an iPhone 3G. Thanks FCC!
The already widely tested Nokia N96 can be used to purchase and download movies, television shows and other video content on their PCs and upload them to their device, besides being available to easily download content from their devices.
With the integration in Ovi services, the Nokia N96 enables users to upload images, videos and other content using the this service, it also allows navigation across town and country with Nokia Maps 2.0, or to play N-Gage games tournament with friends.
According to the press communication we received from Nokia, there will be 3 months of Nokia Maps 2.0 free navigation, as well as a voucher to purchase a full version of the N-Gage racing title Asphalt 3: Street Rules. This is only for the US package.
The Nokia N96 is expected for an estimated price of $900.