All hail the mighty Nokia N95 8GB! With it’s high quality German optics and that huge 8GB of onboard storage, the Nokia N95 8GB is a big winner for Nokia’s high-end lineup. Well, it’s at least a huge success in Europe. North American, not so much.
Well, it looks like Nokia isn’t satisfied with taking the rest of the world by storm as the North American continent rests safely in ignorance. Nokia has launched the Nokia N95 8GB in Canada on Rogers Wireless. As expected, the Canadian Nokia N95 8GB is basically the same a the Nokia N95 8GB NAM (Nokia N95-4), and gives Rogers the pleasure of beating US wireless carrier-giant to the punch in rolling out the N95 8GB in North America.
Canadians can expect to shell out a considerable $399.99 with a three-year activation and a subscription to Rogers Vision Unlimited On-Device Mobile Browsing Plan. Of course, the device is available unlocked from Nokia, but you’ll be paying out the nose for the privilege of using the device in your GSM market of choice.
AT&T customers looking forward to a subsidized Nokia N95 8GB will have to wait a bit longer.
Full press release on the link.
The critically acclaimed Nokia Nseries makes its exclusive Canadian debut on Rogers Wireless’ high-speed network
Launch of Nokia N95 8GB gives Canadians access to one of the world’s most
highly desired multimedia phones, on the country’s most advanced and
reliable wireless network
TORONTO, May 2 /CNW/ – Nokia and Rogers Wireless today announced the
launch of the new Nokia N95 8GB, the first device from the Nokia Nseries
available in Canada. Winner of several prestigious imaging and sound awards in
Europe, the Nokia N95 8GB combines speed, technology and content, redefining
what can be done on a mobile device and delivering on the promise of a big
multimedia computer in one surprisingly small package.
“Rogers has a reputation for bringing the best and latest in innovative
mobile technology to Canadians, and the Nokia N95 8GB is another perfect
example of this leadership,” said John Boynton, SVP and Chief Marketing
Officer, Rogers Wireless. “Our customers will be blown away by the sheer power
and overall multimedia functionality of this phone. Combined with Rogers
Wireless’ high-speed HSPA network and Rogers Vision capabilities, the stylish
Nokia N95 8GB delivers an exceptional mobile experience, including wireless
“We are thrilled to be working with Rogers Wireless to bring Canadians
their first Nseries device,” said Tejas Rao, Director of Technology, Nokia
Canada. “The Nokia N95 8GB is as personal as it is powerful. Combining the
latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use, the Nokia N95 8GB is
a true multimedia computer and a prime example of the direction that mobility
Whatever you need, wherever you are
As part of Nokia’s popular Nseries lineup, of which 50 million devices
have been sold worldwide, the Nokia N95 8GB combines world-class technology
and the best in imaging, music and Internet capabilities to give consumers
whatever they need to snap, surf, share and score. The 8GB of on-board memory
means the handset can house up to 20 hours of video or thousands of songs.
Snap! With a 5 megapixel camera with a 20x zoom, Carl Zeiss optics and a
luminous 2.8″ (240 x 320) QVGA 16 million colour display, high-quality movie
and picture making and viewing is right at one’s fingertips. The MPEG-4 VGA
video capture means that videos are shot at 30 frames per second and are ready
for the big screen.
Share! Using Rogers’ high-speed HSPA network, users can stay connected
with friends and family by using their favourite social networking websites.
With the Nokia N95 8GB, Rogers Wireless customers can upload pictures to
Flickr or update a profile on Facebook quickly and on-the-go.
Listen! Load thousands of songs with 8GB on-board memory and download
music in an instant with Rogers MusicStore, where you can choose from more
than 1.8 million tracks.
Mail! Supporting Rogers MobileMail, users can access e-mail on-the-go.
Using the Nokia N95 8GB handset, it’s easy to read, reply, forward, delete and
compose e-mails anywhere and stay in touch with friends and coworkers. The
application supports up to ten email accounts from Rogers Mail, Yahoo! and
Windows Live Mail.
Score! Featuring captivating 3D graphics and compatibility with Nokia’s
N-Gage made-for-mobile games service, users can access a variety of game
titles from EA Sports’ FIFA 08 to Gameloft’s Asphalt 3: Street Rules.
Maps! With GPS functionality, featuring Location Based Services (LBS),
users can expertly navigate streets, whether they’re looking up an unfamiliar
address in their home city or exploring a vacation destination. Using TeleNav,
it’s easy for users to get where they are going using turn-by-turn directions
and easy-to-read on-screen maps.
Surf! The Nokia N95 8GB comes out of the box ready to create, connect,
consume and interact with applications from Rogers Vision, including Radio on
Demand, Video on Demand and Mobile TV.
More! This mighty multimedia device allows you to do even more with:
– Digital music player, supporting a variety of music file formats,
– Innovative 2-way slide form factor allows for direct access to
multimedia controls on either side of the handset
– Widget support that allows users to customize the online content that
they can receive quickly on their handset
Starting May 6th, the Nokia N95 8GB handset will sell for $399.99 with a
three-year activation on the Rogers Vision Unlimited On-Device Mobile Browsing
Plan and will be available for purchase across Canada through Rogers Wireless
dealers or online at www.rogers.com.
For more information on the Nokia N95 8GB, please visit www.nokia.ca or
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and
growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a
wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to
experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business
mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet
services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of
focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications
networks through Nokia Siemens Networks. www.nokia.ca
About Rogers Wireless
Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7.4 million customers under both the Rogers
Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada’s most reliable wireless
voice and data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada’s largest
wireless provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM
and highly advanced HSPA technology platforms. In addition to providing
seamless roaming in more than 200 countries with its GSM based services,
Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada
utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary
of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
communications and media company. For further information, please visit