Many of you may not remember the Nokia N93, which used to be the Finnish company’s flagship camera phone. I had one and I loved it. The problem, however, is that it was getting slower the more you used it. It did have a great optics (Carl Zeiss), 3x optical zoom and the ability to record VGA video — it was the first mobile phone to be able to do so as far as I know.
Later it was superseded with the Nokia N93i, which kept most of the specs from its predecessor and now I think is the time for Nokia to revive the concept.
Windows Phone instead of Symbian
It’s obviously that the new Nokia N93 wouldn’t run Symbian but Windows Phone, since that’s Nokia’s new platform of choice. The idea would be to get that rotating clamshell form factor back along with optical zoom, making for a true novelty in today’s market where all phones look alike. Now that would be a true PureView Windows Phone device!
Numerical keypad or another touchscreen?
Since we’re talking about a clamshell here, it would either need to have a numerical keypad or another touchscreen. We haven’t seen a single Windows Phone 7 or Windows Phone 8 device with a clamshell form factor and also not a single such device with two screens. Perhaps Nokia could invest a portion of its own resources to make this happen. And yes – we would like another touchscreen rather than numerical keypad.
I know I’m not the only one who loved his N93 and I’m sure many folks all around the world would like some new version too.
What do you think? Would you like to see revival of the Nokia N93 with Windows Phone?