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Nokia N95

The N95 looks like it has all the cool features one would ever want in a phone. However, there is one thing that stands out after reading the PDF fact sheet: “Nokia Battery (BL-5F) 950mAH”.

For a phone with built-in GPS, 2.6″ screen, HSPDA, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera, music player…etc., a 950mAH battery is simply not enough. I hope this won’t repeat the N80 annoyance of really short battery life.

As for the GPS, I can’t find any mention if it is using the more sensitive SiRF Star III chipset. Does anyone know?

I’m hoping that the combination of the GPS and the 5 megapixel camera would mean that the location coordinates will be included in the EXIF data; so such add-on device won’t be needed.

From pictures posted at Symbian Freak, the N95 camera protrudes slightly and there is no lens cover like the N73. Hmmm…

2 replies on “Nokia N95”

Answers from a user that had the same hopes you have: No, it’s not SirfStarIII. I have a suspicion that it’s just a five-channel receiver, because the “GPS status” screen only shows five rows at a time, and the reception is really bad (compared to my SirfStarIII, twelve channel Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx).

And no, the GPS coordinates are not included in the EXIF data by default. Shozu supports geotagging, but – no coordinates in exif there either, only in flickr “Tags”.

So.. it’s a 🙁 for now. I wish they’d skipped the GPS receiver and cut $50 from the price, or put in a SirfStarIII receiver and added $50 to the price, because as it is right now it’s a compromise. A compromise that works, sure, but still not a very good compromise.

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