21 November 2005
Nokia N90 European Phone of the Year
starts shipping in the USA
Nokia N90, announced earlier this year with the rest of the N-Series, is now shipping in the US market. The first mobile device to feature Carl Zeiss optics and a range of advanced camera functions in addition to superb quality video, the Nokia N90 is set to transform the mobile photography market.
The industry-acclaimed Nokia N90 will be available in November at select Ritz Camera stores and online at ritzcamera.com for an estimated retail price of $399 with activation. The Nokia N90 will also be available in December at CompUSA retail locations, and through the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog.
"Response to the N90 has been overwhelming," said David Watkins, Director, Imaging Business for Nokia North America. "Photographers, filmmakers and people around the globe have created remarkable results with the device, while enjoying all the benefits of staying connected to work and to life."
The Nokia N90 was named American Photo's Editor's Choice for "Breakthrough" product this year and recently received a "Best of What's New" 2005 award from Popular Science magazine. The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), the largest editorial multimedia organization in Europe, voted the N90 "European Media Phone of the Year 2005-6".
In October, Nokia and five of the world's best photographers announced the 'See New' competition -- the most ambitious mobile photography competitionever undertaken. To inspire people to enter, a stellar line-up of professional photographers have themselves been shooting using the Nokia N90, producing more than 60 brand new images. These images and competition details can be viewed at http://www.seenew.com/. The deadline for entries is February
The Nokia N90 is packed with advanced camera features to capture great quality photos and videos. These include a two megapixel camera with autofocus, integrated flash, macro mode for sharp close-ups and CIF resolution video capture of with on-device editing capabilities.
Printing high quality images with the Nokia N90 is easy with the Nokia XpressPrint solution which provides users with a variety of printing options. When printing via PictBridge, for example, the handset is connected directly to a compatible printer with a USB cable. The Nokia XpressPrint solution also allows for wireless printing over Bluetooth wireless technology, and furthermore, the MultiMediaCard (MMC) can conveniently be extracted from the side of the phone and inserted into a compatible printer.
'The Nokia N90 provides a real breakthrough for photographers - it's the first camera phone I can trust to get the picture,' said renowned photographer, Nick Waplington. 'I've been using Carl Zeiss optics for many years now and the fact that they're featured in the Nokia N90 makes this device a must-have for anyone serious about taking great photographs.'
As part of the Nokia Nseries - a new multimedia device range that combines rich functionality into one device - the Nokia N90 capitalizes on the convergence of imaging, smartphone features and 3G. 3G-enabled features, such as two-way video calling*, video sharing* and push email, are further complemented by an organizer, video streaming, Internet browser and add-on software.
A full list of features of the Nokia N90 is available at:
About Nokia Nseries
Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia devices that delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access information and to capture and share pictures and videos, whenever and wherever they want.
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