Nokia N81 Discussion Thread

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  1. 3T3L1

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    Seeing as this looks very tasty and there's not a lot on here about it so far...some specs shamelessly nicked from the Nokia website...

    Gaming
    # Dedicated game keys Play games in landscape or portrait view
    # Discover N-Gage application including:
    - Space Impact Light
    - Asphalt game demo
    - Fifa soccer 2007 demo
    - Possibility to download N-Gage application (when available)
    Sales package contents
    Sales package contents
    Standard Sales Package Contents*

    * Nokia N81
    * Nokia Music Headset HS-45 with remote control AD-54
    * Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-101
    * Nokia Battery BP-6MT
    * Nokia Compact Travel Charger AC-5
    * Nokia 2GB microSD Card MU-37


    Inbox colors available

    * Cobalt blue
    * Graphite grey


    *Sales package content may vary by
    General
    General
    Operating Frequency

    * WCDMA 2100 + E850/900/1800/1900MHz
    * Automatic switching between bands and modes


    Dimensions

    * Volume: 86 cc
    * Weight: ~140 g
    * Length: 102 mm
    * Width: 50 mm
    * Thickness (max): 17.9 mm


    Memory Functions

    * Hot swappable microSD memory card slot


    Power Management

    * Battery: Nokia Battery (BT-6MT) 1050mAH
    * Talk time: up to 240 minutes GSM / 180 minutes WCDMA
    * Stand-by time: up to 17 days
    * Video playback time: up to 4.5 hours (QVGA)
    * Browsing time (packet data): up to 5 hours
    * Music playback time: up to 11.5 hours
    * Video recording time: up to 3.5 hours with (QVGA)
    * Gaming time: up to 6 hours


    Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.

    Display

    * Active matrix 2.4” QVGA main color display (320 x 240 pixels), up to 16.7 million colors


    User Interface

    * Operating system: Symbian OS ver. 9.2
    * User Interface: User interface: S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack (S60 3.1)
    * Dedicated media keys for quick and easy access to music and video: play/pause, forward, rewind, stop
    * Dedicated game & volume keys
    * Device hold key
    * Multimedia key & Navi™ wheel


    Call Management

    * Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry, also supports thumbnail pictures and groups
    * Speed dialing
    * Logs: keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
    * Automatic redial
    * Automatic answer (works with compatible headset or car kit only)
    * Supports fixed dialing number, which allows calls only to predefined numbers
    * Conference call
    * Nokia push to talk (PoC)


    Voice Features

    * Speaker independent name dialing (SIND)
    * Voice commands
    * Voice recorder
    * Talking ringtone
    * Integrated hands-free speaker
    * Internet calls (VoIP)


    Messaging

    * Text messaging: supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, SMS distribution list
    * Multimedia messaging: combine image, video, text, and audio clip and send as MMS to a compatible phone or PC; use MMS to tell your story with a multi-slide presentation
    * Automatic resizing of your megapixel images to fit MMS (max 300 KB size depending on the network)
    * Predictive text input: support for all major languages in Europe and Asia-Pacific


    Connectivity

    * WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g with UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) support
    * Bluetooth Specification 2.0 (profiles supported: DUN, OPP, FTP, HFP, GOEP, GAP, SPP, HSP, BIP, A2DP)
    * Micro USB 2.0 Full Speed (mass storage class)
    * Nokia AV Connector 3.5mm


    Additional Technical Specifications

    * Protocols: MTP, UPnP, TCP/IP
    * Java™ MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
    * Flash Lite 2.0

    Imaging
    Imaging
    # Up to 2 megapixel (1600x1200 pixels) camera, MPEG-4 VGA video capture of up to 15fps Zoom: digital up to 20x
    # Front camera (CIF)
    # Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
    # Integrated flash (modes: on, off, automatic, redeye reduction)
    # Rotating gallery with Navi wheel support
    # Online album/blog: photo/video uploading from gallery
    # Nokia Lifeblog support
    # Video and still images editors
    # Nokia XpressPrint solution direct printing via USB (PictBridge) or Bluetooth connectivity (BPP)
    Music
    Music
    Music Features

    * Nokia Nseries digital music player
    supports MP3 (VBR), AAC, eAAC+, AAC+, WMA/M4A, WAV
    * OMA DRM 1.x, 2.0, Windows Media DRM (OTI/OTA with Nokia Music Store*)
    * Hot swappable microSD memory card slot (2GB inbox = up to 1600 songs**)
    * Play list management
    * Synchronize music with Windows Media Player 11
    * Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind)
    * Integrated stereo speakers
    * Dedicated volume keys (20 volume steps)
    * 5-band equalizer
    * Nokia AV Connector 3.5 mm (can also be used with standard 3.5mm headphones)
    * Nokia Stereo Music Headset (HS-45 + AD-54) as inbox accessory
    * Navi™ wheel support
    * UPnP(Universal Plug and Play) music streaming
    * Bluetooth wireless technology A2DP profile (Bluetooth stereo)


    Nokia Podcasting

    * Find, subscribe to and download podcasts over the air direct to your device
    * Listen to or watch the podcast
    * Browse and search the feed directory to find the podcasts you want
    * Subscribe and get new podcast episodes downloaded automatically
    * Choose whether the Podcasting application uses wireless LAN (requires WLAN network access) or GPRS/WCDMA packet data (requires a packet data plan) to download podcasts to your Nokia Nseries device.


    FM Radio with Visual Radio support

    * Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz /76-90MHz)***
    * Get instant access to your favorite stations.
    * Connect to the FM radio and find the music, sports and news broadcasts in the station list for your region
    * Choose your favorites from a regularly updated directory and save them as a preset
    * Listen to music and interact with your favorite radio stations
    * Find out what song is playing, who sings it, and other artist information
    * Enter contests and answer surveys, vote for your favorite songs
    * Find out more about Visual Radio


    Nokia Music Store

    * Purchase music online in Nokia Music Store*
    * Connect to your account from your compatible PC and mobile device
    * Search by artist name or title
    * Explore more music with genre searches and recommendations
    * Buy, download and listen to tracks on your PC
    * Connect to Nokia Music Store on your mobile device through WiFi or 3G networks
    * Use the wishlist to tag tracks on your mobile device to download later on your PC
    * Listen to 30 second clips before choosing to download
    * Buy and use pre-paid and bonus credit
    * Use Microsoft’s Windows Media Player 11 installed on your compatible PC to synchronize


    *To check the Nokia Music Store availability in your country, visit www.music.nokia.com
    **Capacity based on 3:45 minutes per song with 48 kbps eAAC+ (M4A) encoding on the Nokia Music Manager for Nokia N81 with a 2GB microSD card. Capacity with 128 kbps AAC encoding is up to 500 songs
    ***Stereo sound can only be heard with a compatible stereo headset
    Explore
    Explore
    # Quick and easy access to your music & podcasts
    # games
    # images & videos
    # most important contacts
    # internet bookmarks
    # points of interests

    Navigation

    * Nokia Maps application
    * Navigation with Nokia Wireless GPS module LD-3W (sold separately)


    Search and Find

    * Nokia Mobile Search (local & internet search)


    E-mail

    * Easy-to-use e-mail client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents
    * Compatible with Nokia Wireless Keyboard (sold separately)


    Browsing

    * Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map


    Digital home

    * Play video, music and photos on home media network
    - compatible TV, stereo and PC over WLAN/UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)


    Java Applications

    * Java MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 (Connected Limited Device Configuration (J2ME))
    * Over-the-air download of Java-based applications and games


    Other Applications

    * Personal Information Management (PIM)
    * Advanced S60 PIM features including calendar, contacts, to-do list, and PIM printing
    * Settings Wizard for easy configuration of e-mail, push to talk and video sharing
    * Data transfer application for transfer of PIM information from other compatible Nokia devices.
    * WLAN wizard
    * High quality text to speech


    Connectivity

    * Integrated wireless LAN (802.11 b/g) and UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
    * Bluetooth wireless technology with A2DP (Bluetooth stereo audio)
    * USB 2.0 via Micro USB interface and mass storage class support to support drag and drop functionality
    * 3.5 mm stereo headphone plug (Nokia AV Connector)
    * Nokia PC Suite connectivity with USB and Bluetooth wireless technology
    * Local synchronization of contacts and calendar to a compatible PC using Nokia Nseries PC Suite
    * Remote over-the-air synchronization
    * Send and receive images, video clips, graphics, and business cards via Bluetooth wireless technology

    Video
    Video
    RealPlayer Media Player

    * Full-screen video playback on the device to view downloaded, streamed or recorded video clips
    * Stream media files from compatible media portals
    * Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264, H.263/3GPP, RealVideo 8/9/10

    http://www.nokia.co.uk/A4515023
     
  2. 3T3L1

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    I think it looks very tasty - also liking the sound of the 17 day battery life on standby (and 11 hrs music playback).

    OK, so the official figures usually end up as an overestimate but hopefully the battery life should be at least acceptable (one of my main criteria when getting a phone).

    Anyone know when/what networks it will be out on over here?
     
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    Actually i thought music playback time was disapointing, i get more out of my N91 and that has a hard drive to spin!
     
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    Ah fair enough, didn't realize that. As long as the battery life is comparable to my K800i (about 3-5 days on standby with moderate use) that'll be fine for me.

    The thought of having to charge every day or two (as with the N95 according to rumour) is a massive put off.
     
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    Does look a good phone though, I'm hoping to get my hands on either an N81 8Gb or N95 8Gb on trial from Nokia very soon. It's a shame the 8Gb models had to sacrifice the MiniSD slot to squeeze the Flash storage in though.

    with 8Gb on board and a card slot these two could have really eaten into standalone PMP sales.
     
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    I've always been in two minds about this tbh.

    My primary reason for getting a phone has always been how it functions as a phone, not what else it offers.

    Having said that, having the ability to play media on it is a real bonus - for example when walking back from the pub you only need a pair of headphones and music on your phone rather than a phone and an MP3 player.

    The 8Gb N95 sounds decent but the battery life horror stories put me off and I can't see myself using half of the features whereas the N81 sounds like a much better phone choice for me.

    I'd like to see some user reviews of this and the K850i before making a final choice...not long now hopefully :smashin:
     
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    Whats the main difference of the N81 and N82?
     
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    Actually I've been using a 8Gb N91 as my sole device for some months now and it's works perfectly. The phone holds about 1500 tracks and battery life is around 15hrs pure music or 2-3 days mixed phone and MP3 usage.

    It has replaced CD's in the Car has my head unit streams the music straight from the phone via AD2P; Don't even need to take the phone out of my pocket as head unit controls phone music player.

    Only real Limiting factor is storage space but i think give it a year or so and this shouldn't be an issue. I did experiment with an N95 but personally found the N91 a better phone for audio quality.

    Looking forward to trying out the 8Gb N95 though with the OS improvements and larger capacity battery.

    I do beleive the phone/PMP combination is the future of PMP players. Judging by Apple's iPhone popularity I'm not alone ;)
     
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    N82 still hasn't been "Offically" confirmed as yet but I believe the unoffical spec differences were the N82 has GPS and a 5Mb Cam (compared to N81's 2Mb)

    I think the N82 is aimed more towards the power user wheras the N81 is being touted more towards the younger market, hence N-Gage emphasis
     
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    I wish Nokia would get on with releasing the N82, it seems to be one of their worst kept secrets. It looks like a really nice phone whi near enough feature point ticked. I wish Nokia would just give us the official details!
     
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    I've just resurrected this thread as it's all gone very quiet on this. Nokia's website doesn't even list the N81 or N82 as an upcoming or current phone at the moment. However, Mobiles2yourdoor have got the N82 on preorder for £500...hmmm...

    Anyone got any more gossip or ideas as to when it might be making it's appearance?

    Also, would it be possible for mods to change the title of this thread to N81/N82 discussion thread as it's appearing to encompass both of these phones now...cheers...
     
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    Yep - Nokia started shipping the phone today. Hopefully be in the stores v. soon! :thumbsup:

    http://www.nokia.com/A4136001?newsid=1161376
     
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    Fantastic - still no news on the N82 with the rumoured 5 Mp camera though?
     
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    Been reading about the N81 and I must admit I'm pretty keen on this phone. I don't actually use my mobile too much as a phone since moving out here so my key interests are gaming, music, wifi and a reasonable camera(always been happy with my W800 camera which is 2mp so shouldn't be an issue with this phone).

    Have read the praises and criticisms from various user comments and I still think I'd like to get one, was one of the few happy N-Gage owners so would like to be able to have access to the new N-Gage platform games.

    My K750(flashed to a W800) has served me well but the damn thing has become so temperamental lately even navigating through a couple of photo's has become a chore!

    We're coming back to the UK next April so I'm hoping the price of the N81 might have dropped a fair bit by then and maybe I can conjure up the money to buy one for our return...hopefully.

    Can anyone give me an idea as to the best sort of price this phone currently sells for on PAYG? Obviously contract is no good to me living out here in Argie(and by the way this country is way behind on mobiles so buying it out here isn't an option).
     
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    anybody seen any good prices on this phone yet N81:thumbsup:
     
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    Just bought one over the weekend, FANTASTIC:thumbsup:
     
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    mpw2081 - is the camera really as bad as they say? I was thinking of either getting the 6500 slide or N81. Ideally the N95 8GB would be the best choice but its more costly and I prefer the design of the N81. Also, I'm not sure I can wait till autumn when the N96 comes out which would've been perfect but I don't want to pay that much.
     

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