Thursday, June 26, 2008

Nokia very recently launched the N78 3G smartphone as an alternative to the already existing N73 and N82. Nokia has positioned N78 very similar to the N73 which was launched in 2006. Now, one has to identify whether nokia N78 really replace N73.

The Nokia N78 runs on S60 3rd edition Symbian OS along with 76MB of usable storage ROM. This results in performance on par with the N82. Preinstalled along with the OS is the new Feature Pack 2, which is a first for an S60 smartphone. Visual enhancements such as extra GUI menu animations and customisable active stand-by screen layouts not only present an enormous amount of eye-candy but are also a treat, creating favourite applications shortcuts for easier navigation. You can customise menus with four view modes:

  • Standard mode 1
  • Standard mode 2
  • V-Shaped mode
  • Horseshoe mode

    Feature pack2 adds a new feature called Geo-Tracking which allows you to add geographical co-ordinates to photos. Overall, Feature pack 2 improves visuals and provides more fluid animations while ensuring performance does not take a hit.

    N78's music player supports a large number of audio formats such as MP3, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA and has five equaliser presets. Managing playlists and sorting songs is very easy with the N78 since there are a variety of options to choose from. The N78 will automatically update the music library whenever new files are transferred onto the phone via usb/ bluetooth/ wi-fi/ card-reader and it has wireless A2DP support.

    Some Additional features of the N78:
  • Has a powerful MBX graphic processor
  • Supports Internet Radio
  • Powerful sound recorder
  • RDS support for FM radio

    Current street price for an N78 is approximately Rs 19,900 while the N82 can be bought for a little over Rs 20,000 including taxes.. Read the review Here

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