updated 10:00 am EDT, Mon October 15, 2007
Nokia Ships N95 8GB
Nokia this morning began shipping the N95 8GB and also introduced a special model at the same time. A new Spider-Man 3 edition takes advantage of the relatively large storage to pre-load a full copy of the recent movie on the phone; the larger 2.8-inch screen and the built-in speakers make it an ideal fit for watching movies on the road, Nokia says. The bundle also brings movie-themed alert sounds, a wallpaper, and access to downloadable content in some areas. With 8GB of space, the features still leave room for other media clips.
As announced initially, the N95 8GB in all forms switches to a black scheme and also brings both true and Internet-assisted GPS as well as enhanced Wi-Fi access and a subtler 5-megapixel camera. Mobile broadband is available in 3G form for Europe but runs only on EDGE in North America, where the device is not officially set to go on sale; the N95 US is available for a faster cellular connection, Nokia says. The stock N95 8GB should sell for the equivalent of $794 in Europe and at similar prices in Africa and the Middle East; a separate price for the Spider-Man model was not available.