Nokia recently announced that they would be launching their Nokia N96 flagship successor alongside the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 businessphones in the third quarter. The Finns made good on their promise to bring the much-anticipated enterprise handsets to market in Q3 2008, so now we turn our attention to Nokia’s new hotness – the Nokia N96.
Rumors are swirling around the UK indicating that Espoo is planning to out their Nokia N96 in October – dethroning Nokia’s current N-series flagship, the Nokia N95. ElectricPig is reporting that they’ve gotten some sort of confirmation from Nokia that the Nokia N96 will be launched in the UK on October 1, just in time to make the Q3 launch window that Nokia promised.
With 16GB of onboard storage, 5 megapixel Carl-Zeiss camera, WiFi, 3G (HSDPA), GPS, and mobile TV under the hood, the Nokia N96 brings glossy-chic to the dual-slider design that made the Nokia N96 so popular. And, with improved build-quality lending a more refined feel to the device, we can’t wait to get some long-term experience with the Nokia N96.
For now, don’t get your hopes up. But, the October release window sure does jive well with Espoo’s official announcements.