The built-in FM transmitter is probably one of the key selling points of the Nokia N78. So I was kinda surprised to learn Nokia has shipped some variants without it. I’m not sure how transmitting music reflects on the battery life and if it does significantly, I guess that makes sense.
But wait, the only reason why would someone pick the N78 over N82, is the ability to stream its music from the phone to its in-car stereo. Ok, the price is also the factor, but on some let’s say two-year-long contract term, that’s almost a non-issue.
On the other hand, this may be the software issue as in some countries it’s not legal to transmit anything to FM radio waves without a special permit. It’s cool if that’s the case, and that you could enable the feature when you travel. Otherwise, without the single differentiating point, the N78 looks like a hard sell. Or I’m wrong? What do you think?