Nokia releases N73 and N93 ‘Multimedia Computers’
Even if you’re a die-hard Palm or Windows Mobile fan, it’s hard to deny the appeal of Nokia’s N-series lineup of S60-powered “multimedia computers,” whose connectivity and imaging options are some of the best you can find on a smartphone today. As promised, the company has just officially released both the N73 (pictured, bottom) and N93 (pictured, top) handsets that we’ve been following for some time, and although you probably won’t be able to pick them up through traditional channels, we know that they’ll definitely be available at your local Nokia retail outlet. As a quick refresher, both of the phones (we know, we know, we’re not supposed to call them phones) are highlighted by 3.2 megapixel, Zeiss lens-equipped cameras, with the N93 throwing in a 3x optical zoom and support for 30fps VGA video. Both models also feature high-res 2.4-inch displays, Bluetooth radios, a miniSD slot for image capture or rocking tunes, and quad-band GSM plus 3G UMTS capability. On top of all these attractive features, the N93 also gives you built-in WiFi with UPnP functionality, video out for replaying your precious memories on a big screen, and what sounds like better-than-average in-camera editing. We’re still gonna stick with our current smartphones for now, but these models are so hot that we’re seriously reconsidering our snobby insistence on rocking those handy QWERTY thumboards at all times.