Nokia N92: TV and more

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Nokia N92 Mobile TV phone 

The N92’s claim to fame is that it’s the first locally available Mobile TV capable phone from Nokia, but there’s more to this phone than meets the eye.

Heavy-weight

While physically not as outstanding and appealing as other N-series phones, the N92, however, makes up for it in the features department. With a host of connectivity options such Wifi, bluetooth, GPRS, and 3G, feature-wise, the only Nokia phone that can outmatch it is the N95. However, it does have its shortcomings as the 2-megapixel camera is quie disappointing and the unit itself is very heavy. It’s a brute of a phone, form factor-wise and feature-wise.

My way or your way

Probably one of its unique features is the ability to use it in an assortment of ways. You can use it the traditional way with cover flipped open, or you can use in landscape-orientation which allows wide-screen TV viewing. Similar to the N93 in design, it takes it a step further with specailly marked keypads so that you can still use it while lying sideways.

Boob-tube on a phone

Watching on the 2.8″ screen of the phone was quite easy and with the use of DVB-H technology, the images were crisp and clear. So clear that even the shotclock and game clock during the NBA Playoffs can be recognized. One possible drawback is the location of the speakers which was located at the back of the screen. In a crowded room, you could barely hear the audio since it was directed awayfrom the user. However, we discovered that if you placed several units together, you could likewise simulate a surround-sound effect. Cool, but that is if you’re watching the same channel let alone have a handful of units at your disposal.  

Bottom line

Though the N92 is not as fancy and an eye-candy as compared to the current line of mobile phones available in the market, it packs in a punch of features not common to the ordinary phone.

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