I noticed that the N96 has a twin but apparently only the face is similar. It seems that the similarity hasn’t been noticed by a numerous amount of people. The twin is called Nokia N85!
Lets welcome the N85.
oth of the twins have the same feel and look of the Navi-wheel. The home screen, answering and the rejecting call key are the same but on the N96, the rejecting key goes inside while the N85 rejecting key is only pressed.
Another thing worth mentioning is that the Nokia N96 top keypad is more spacious which of course means that it has more keys, and speaking about keys. it has dedicated music buttons around the Navi-wheel. In the East of the music keys, a silver button is present, it directs you to another type of menu but not the music player.
The menu key, the “c”and both side keys are lighted up during the use of the phone and not always visible. This status applies for both, the Nokia N96 and N85.
The N96 and the N85 have music keys if the user slides it down, the N85 also has zoom keys in the place of the fast forward and back wards.
The N96 is bulkier but worth it to have. I also say that statement for the N85 as they both have similarities but
regarding the technical info then my
money is on the N96.
Greetings!!! for the Holidays season. Feel the spirit of Christmas on your Nokia N96 with this in season theme that can be downloaded for free!
Nokia offers a Chris
tmas theme to download from their OVI store (store.ovi.com) or you can also download it directly to your mobile phone thru their OVI mobile client.
This one I feature here is my personal favorite Christmas Theme that is available to download on the OVI store, This theme is uploaded by Gary Cham: A Hong Kong Designer/Illustrator, though this theme is so cute the character Ziing the santa star has a wonderful story behind this cute theme for your device. This star has a Dream to Shine like the moon, because of that dream he manage to give presents on a holiday’s season.
So Go and download now this Seasonal theme for your phone and start giving your phone a christmas experience.
You can also Check for More Free in Season Theme, Games, Applications and other Stuff on OVI, Register and start downloading from OVI to Experience these privileges.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ENJOY THIS GREAT THEME!
By going to the OVI site: www.ovi.com and go to store.ovi.com and start downloading.
Christmas Ziing: DOWNLOAD HERE.
Finally back again to provide you all with latest news and software for the nokia n96. As you all probable know the nokia N96 is a quite attractive phone and now nokia have released a all black version obviously for the people who don’t think the n96 is black enough. When I heard of this phone I thought that nokia mite have tried to improve the phone but at least on the inside but I guess its not to be. Apart from the obvious black sides the only other visual difference is the pattern on the back which I think looks worse that the original (or now know as the nokia n96 grey). I think this new colour makes the phone look a lot more badass but I personally prefer the cleaner, shinier look of the grey n96 but I can understand why people would buy the black one but its such a minimal difference that it will make too many people jealous.
Name: Best Profiles
Description: Profile Manager
Summary: I haven't been impressed with too many applications these days normally because they only have one use. Its going to be a mouth full to tell you what Best Profiles can do for your Nokia N96 but ill give it a go. To start with lets go through the basics, Best Profiles will let you chose to change your profile everyday or just the selected days, you can also set up key words and whenever an event happens in your calender that uses that key word it will change to a selected profile. Best Profiles will also use your GSM location to chose a profile (which so far I have only been able to define a country but you mite be able to work or home locations) and of course it can change your profile when you charge your phone. With all this going on it could well happen that your profiles overlap so Best Profiles has a priority setting for each profile change it does. Now lets get onto the good stuff, first for every different profile you can have different wallpapers, Themes and sound notifications. Also upon activation of a profile you can set it to run multiple applications, different backlight settings and even bluetooth activity. All this needs a bit of planning what if you just want a quick change well Best Profiles has the ability to let you activate any profile at a certain time, after a certain time, for a certain time and even lock for a certain time if your not sure what other profile mite activate.
Overview: On its own Best Profiles doesn't seem that much but if you think of the possibilities for example my previous post was power mp3 that could start playing music as soon as it opened so if you set that as the application your profile runs it could be an alarm clock that doesn't stop. Just think what it could do I'm 100% sure that someone will think of an even better use of this application and I would love to hear about it when you do. Unfortunately I have some bad news Best Profiles isn't free its only £6/$10 but I know that it will put most people off which is a shame because it is a good application and one day there will be a time this application will help you.
To Download the trial of Best Profiles go here
For more info go here
If you have come up with anyway this will help you please tell us at the forum
Summary: Spore has been out for the PC for about a year and it has been doing well mainly because of massive amount of game-play and innovative story. Spore has now been released for the Nokia N96 but with the lack of graphics and processing power, is it able to be a good game? The game itself is quite addictive and with ability to change every part of your creature. The point of the game is to eat little creatures so that yours can develop and the more you develop the more you can eat and defend yourself. The graphics works nicely and the game in whole runs smoothly the only thing that needs fixing is the navigation because it only uses up, down, left and right and a lot of the time you want to go in a diagonal direction.
Overview: I was a bit surprised with this game because I played the version for the Iphone which was about 20 bigger in size and that got very boring. However Spore for n-gage is better because its more fast paced and seems harder but I'm sure there's more levels in the Iphone version. The other thing this game has is a multi-player so you can show off your creature to other n-gage players. In the end of the day I don't think ill be buying this game just because I've played Iphone version. Read more
Description: predictive text/general word tool
Summary: I'm going to start by advising you to get this application because it is brilliant. Last month I posted a application called “Quickwrite” which did what you wanted but only in its own sms application. Adaptxt predicts you text everywhere and of course the more you use certain words the higher up the list they become. That's not all Adaptxt has up its sleeve it can also predict the next few words in the sentence and if that's not enough it also enables little key shortcuts to smileys and to copy the last word. Another tool this has is that it can translate your written text into different languages but most of them cost a few quid.
Overall: Adaptxt appears to be beta version so its free, however you do have to register to download and I know myself that some people aren't going to be bothered with that so ill post another link to download. If anything is wrong with this application it's that it has too many uses that sometimes seem to get in the way when your trying to do certain things. Read more
Summary: Pandemonium has been around for a good few years originally coming out for the PlayStation, back then it was know for having good graphics but not great game play. Now It has been revived for the nokia n96 and with a new developer, will it surpass other games or will it fail? What the game does have is nice colourful environments, two playable characters each with different abilities and lots of levels. The multiplayer isn't bad but you could get bored of racing each level again and again. The game feels like an old run and shoot arcade game with the only difference being that this uses a new style of graphics which make it look 3D. The detail should also be noted because someone spent a lot of time and it shows.
Overall: To answer the my earlier question, this game fails because its almost unplayable because it cant keep up with the frame rate so it stutters all the time. Also one of the characters use the normal n-gage controls which is fine but the other character needs both the normal N-gage controls and also the keypad so with that character you need to constantly open and close the slider. I tried this game on the n95 which it was much better but still slowed every now and again making it impossible to play the game fast which was meant to be the action in Action/Adventure. In the end of the day its a good game but you need a fast phone to play it. Read more
Name: Age of Empires III (AoE)
Summary: The AoE series has been going on for ages and it has finally been released for the Nokia N96 and is a welcome addition to the N-gage platform. Many of the other AoE games where notorious for being the greatest strategy games on low powered computers so if any game was to make a good strategy game for the N96 and N-gage its AoE. First thing you notice about the game is the graphics which look exactly like AoE II, second you'll notice how smoothly it runs which didn't dip even with a lot going on. The Demo is quite limited so I'm not sure how many buildings there are but I'm sure there is more than the 4 you get to play with. The button controls are well placed but the directional pad takes a bit of getting used to.
Overview: In fairness I think this is the best they are going to be able to do as far as a strategy game for N-gage, even thought there are a few little things that a just taken away that makes the game too easy I found. I think that its an interesting game and will be quite popular all over the market. One thing that works nicely for this game is that it has a high tempo so your never waiting. I don't know how good the really game is but the demo just isn't convincing enough which is really annoying because this game has potential. Read more
Yahoo,as predicted Nokia finally releases a new fimware not the predicted 20.045 but firmware version 20.050 which is avaible OTA, I only have checked a few product codes but it seem that as long as you have one of the “” products codes you can download it from NSU. With that in mind lests find out what new in this firmware and will it improve your phone or have we been waiting for nothing, we'll lets see whats been updated. Read more
Description: Invisible Phone Protector
Summary: Spending so much on a Nokia N96 makes you want to protect that investment, invisibleSHIELD is know to many as the greatest protector available on the market. InvisibleSHIELD uses a very thin(0.2mm) “nano-memory” film that the military uses to protect helicopter blades and is extremely durable. Zagg owner of invisibleSHIELD has now released a protector for the Nokia N96 which will cover either the screen or the whole body. With the thickness of invisibleSHIELD you will never notice looking at the device or even pressing buttons and any scratch attempt will leave a small indent but invisibleSHIELD will heal itself in a matter of seconds.