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Nokia launches icons of convergence


The Nokia N96 was launched in Bangladesh in a unique event heralding a new dawn in convergence.
This flagship multimedia computer in the iconic Nseries range with cutting edge technology and intelligent design is an advanced entertainment device.
“This is our most advanced multimedia computer to date. It is a force to be reckoned with, combining outstanding video and camera capabilities, music playing, navigation and internet connectivity to the next level,” said Prem Chand, managing director, Nokia EA, while speaking at the launch.
“The pioneering dual slider design blends phone and multimedia options seamlessly so it makes discovering and sharing experienes effortless. The Nokia N96 is simply in a league of its own,” Prem added.
Nokia launched the set with a unique post modern fashion parade resembling all the functionalities of the device, such as internet, imaging, music, video and gaming.
The Nokia N96 has the ability to store up to 40 hours of video content either transferred from your computer or found online via hi-speed USB 2.0 connection with WLAN and HSDPA support.
The Nokia N96 supports common video formats including MPEG 4, Windows Media Video and Flash. The 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED Flash captures clear, bright DVD quality video clips at 30 frames per second as well as sharp, defined images.
The Nokia N96 like all the N-series devices has an enhanced navigation experience that includes rich, easy-to-use maps with urban detail satellite views. Voice activated turn-by-turn navigation for walking or driving. It has 16GB memory that can be increased to 24GB with microSD card.
The Nokia N96 comes with the N-Gage games application pre-loaded and one bonus game Asphalt 3: Street Rules. Dedicated gaming keys light up when the device is in landscape gaming mode to further enhance the experience.
The Nokia N96 will be available in Bangladesh in mid September with an estimated retail price of BDT 46,000.
The Nokia N79 and N85, the latest additions to the Nokia N-series range that combines intelligent and customisable design with a fully-loaded multimedia computer were also co-launched at the event.
The Nokia N79 is a technology powerhouse. It offers a full range of multimedia experiences including integrated navigation, music with FM transmitter, high-speed connectivity, superior web browsing, and an advanced 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED Flash and video light captures sharp, clear images and video that can be edited immediately, without the need for a PC.
It is expected to be available in Bangladesh in early November 2008 with an estimated retail price of EUR 350, before taxes and subsidies.
The N85, along with an eye-catching 2.6” OLED screen and smooth, sleek finish, the Nokia N85 redefines the mobile experience. It boasts NGage gaming, music with in-built FM transmitter let you play wirelessly through a car or home stereo to really crank up the sound, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optic has dual LED Flash captures clear, sharp images as well as DVD-quality videos at 30 frames per second and geotagging capabilities and high-speed connectivity, all in one device.
Each Nokia N85 comes with an 8GB microSD card, up to 30-hours of music playback time. The 3.5mm audio jack makes connecting a top quality headset simple and a built.
It will be available in Bangladesh in end October 2008 with an estimated retail price of EUR 450, before taxes and subsidies.

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