Nokia Australia today announced the availability of the much anticipated Nokia N96, its flagship multimedia computer in the iconic Nseries range. Heralding a new dawn in convergence, the Nokia N96 delivers an unparalleled mobile experience.

Cutting-edge technology meets intelligent design to fuse advanced entertainment options including a five megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, turn-by-turn voice navigation, up to 24GB of memory, superior sound and music, pre-loaded N-Gage gaming access and spectacular 2.8″ display together in one device.

The Nokia N96 redefines mobile entertainment. This includes everything from taking a picture and location-tagging it to a specific place, to accessing YouTube videos using the fast internet browser and even watching live TV in areas where DVB-H is available.

With its stunning 2.8″ display, built-in 3D stereo speakers and integrated kick-stand for an awesome video experience, the Nokia N96 will have you totally glued to its screen with the best of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) programmes. The Nokia N96 is also packaged with a TV-out cable to allow for media consumption on even larger screens.

Australian consumers who purchase the Nokia N96 can download any one of four full series of leading BBC TV shows including Walking With Dinosaurs, Little Britain (series one), The Catherine Tate Show (series one) and Yes Minister (series one) from www.nokia.com.au/video/bbc

The Nokia N96 has the ability to store up to 40 hours of video content either transferred from your computer or found online at the Nokia Video Center via hi-speed USB 2.0 connection with WLAN and HSDPA support. This blockbuster-packed application offers access to a massive variety of video content ranging from movie trailers and comedy to news from world-leading content providers such as YouTube, Reuters, and Sony Pictures. The Nokia N96 supports common video formats including MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash.

Want to record a personal vignette to rival those the box office has to offer? The five megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED Flash captures clear, bright DVD-quality video clips at 30 frames per second as well as sharp, defined images. Photos can be location-tagged instantly to record the location and directly uploaded to online communities such as Share on Ovi and Flickr.

The Nokia N96 has an enhanced navigation experience that includes rich, easy-to-use maps with urban detail as well as satellite views, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation for driving and more new City Guides. It is even possible to upload and share personalised journeys, favourite places and great new finds online.

Nokia N96 mobile phoneWith an internal 16GB memory that can be increased to 24GB with a microSD card*, the Nokia N96 also offers an advanced music offering and can hold a music collection to satisfy even the most dedicated fan. Create personal music playlists by downloading tracks from the Nokia Music Store directly over-the-air and other online sites or synchronise PC and mobile libraries via USB. Alternatively, enjoy a wide selection of FM radio stations.

The Nokia N96 comes with the N-Gage games application pre-loaded and one free bonus game – Asphalt 3: Street Rules as well as five games pre-loaded as trial versions; Snakes Subsonic, World Series of Poker, Tetris and Mile High Pinball.

To make the mobile experience even more personal, customise the Nokia N96 with a wide range of tailored content including an outstanding selection of world-class branded entertainment and personalisation content via the Nokia Download! application.

Price and availability

The Nokia N96 will be available in Australia from selected outlets from September 26th with a recommended retail price of $1349.

Source: Nokia