toggle

AAPL Stock: 125.01 ( -0.79 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

The Register previews Nokia N91 iPod challenger

updated 09:25 am EDT, Wed June 15, 2005

Nokia N91

"Although it's still four to five months away from release, the N91 is shaping up as Nokia's first to the booming iPod business," The Register says. The N91 is a hard-disk based phone optimized for music playback. "Out of the box, it immediately scores over the iPod and the copycat MP3 jukeboxes by allowing you to share your music files and playlists with Series 60 smartphones in close proximity to you." However, the report notes that in other respects, the N91 lacks the iPod's ease of use. "The user interface isn't always optimal: partly because it's a multifunction device, and partly because the user is forced to fight against, rather than work with the design-by-committee Series 60 User Interface."

"After a hands on with the N91, we doubted whether marrying a phone to an iPod will appeal to everyone in the target market. Many will find a tiny iPod Mini and a small midrange phone less cumbersome. On the other hand, anyone who travels in the, ahem, "digital lifestyle" era knows what a royal nuisance it is to carry around so many chargers and cables."




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Comments are closed.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Jorno Bluetooth keyboard and stand

The Jorno Bluetooth keyboard and stand for tablets certainly looks nice. The gunmetal grey shell of the keyboard looks great while the ...

Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook

It is an exciting time for consumer technology, with gadgets and devices that once used to the stuff of dreams now coming to fruition. ...

JBL Synchros Reflect in-ear headphones

All headphones are not created equally, especially when it comes to use during vigorous activities or workouts. Over-the-ear headphone ...

toggle

Most Commented