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Nokia N95 8GB North American Version | Technical Specs

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N95 NokiaThe Nokia N95 8GB has a new, black colored US version. The MicroSD slot is gone, replaced by 8GB dedicated storage. The system RAM has been increased to 128 MB. The newer N95 has improved battery life - a major issue in the past. The N95 has a larger and brighter screen, and a whole lot more. So if you have the original N95, give it away give it away give it away now! and get an upgrade.

Technical Details

Operating Frequency

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


  • Weight: 129 g
  • Thickness(max): 21 mm

Memory Functions

  • Up to 100MB internal dynamic memory for messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list and applications
  • Up to 8GB internal flash memory for multimedia content such as music, pictures, ringing tones, map data
  • Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.

Power Management

  • Battery: Nokia Battery (BL-6F) 1200mAH
  • Talk time: up to 210 minutes (WCDMA), up to 300 min (GSM)*
  • Stand-by time: up to 280 hours (WCDMA and GSM)*

*Changes to product details are possible without prior notice. Application offering may vary. Dynamic memory means that the available memory is shared between dynamic memory functions. When any of these functions is used, there is less available memory for other functions which are also dependent on dynamic memory.


  • Large 2.8" QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT display with ambient light detector and up to 16 million colors

User Interface

  • Operating system: Symbian OS version 9.2
  • User interface: S60 3rd Edition
  • Dedicated media keys
  • Multimedia menu
  • Active standby screen

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

Voice Features

  • Speaker independent name dialing (SIND)
  • Voice commands
  • Voice recorder
  • Talking ringtone
  • Integrated hands-free speaker


  • 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

Data Transfer

  • WCDMA 2100 (HSDPA) with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed UL/DL= 384/3.6MB, CS max speed 64kbps)
  • Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) support for simultaneous voice and packet data connection in GSM/EDGE networks. Simple class A, multi slot class 11, max speed DL/UL: 177.6/118.4 kbits/s
  • EGPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 296 / 177.6 kbits/s
  • GPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 107 / 64.2 kbits/s

Digital Services

  • Java™ and Symbian applications available from Nokia Software Market
  • JavaTM MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
  • Flash Lite 2.0

Imaging and video

  • Up to 5 megapixel (2502 x 1944 pixels) camera, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens, MPEG-4 VGA video capture of up to 30 fps
  • Direct connection to compatible TV via Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or wireless LAN/UPnP
  • Front camera, CIF (352 x 288) sensor
  • Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
  • Integrated flash
  • Digital stereo microphone
  • Flash modes: on, off, automatic, red-eye reduction
  • Online album/blog: photo/video uploading from gallery
  • Nokia Lifeblog 2.0 support
  • Video and still image editors

Mobile Video

  • Video resolutions: up to VGA (640x480 pixels) at 30 fps
  • Audio recording: AAC mono
  • Digital video stabilization
  • Video capture: up to 215 min (VGA, 30fps)
  • Video file format .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
  • White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene: automatic, night
  • Color tones: normal, sepia, black & white, negative, vivid
  • Zoom: digital up to 10x (VGA up to 4x)

Mobile Photography

  • Image resolution: up to 5 megapixel: (2592 x 1944 pixels)
  • Still image file format: JPEG/EXIF
  • Auto focus
  • Auto exposure - center weighted
  • Exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
  • White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene: automatic, user, close-up, portrait, landscape, sports, night, night portrait
  • Color tone: normal, sepia, black & white, negative, vivid
  • Zoom: digital up to 20x (5 megapixel up to 6x)
  • Viewfinder grid
  • Sensor: CMOS 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels)
  • Carl Zeiss optics: Tessar lens
  • Focal length 5.6 mm
  • Focus range 10 cm ~ infinity
  • Macro focus distance 10-50 cm
  • Shutter speed: mechanical shutter: 1/1000~1/4 s

Music Features

  • Digital music player - supports MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC/eAAC+/WMA/M4A with playlists and equalizer
  • Integrated hands-free speaker
  • OMA DRM 2.0 & WMDRM support for music
  • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz /76-90MHz)*

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


  • Built-in GPS with A-GPS support *

*A-GPS is a network dependant feature that requires a data plan. Additional charges may apply.


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


  • 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 and video sharing
  • Data transfer application for transfer of PIM information from other compatible Nokia devices.
  • WLAN wizard


  • 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) and TV out support (PAL/NTSC)
  • 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

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

Standard Sales Package Contents*

  • Nokia N95 8GB
  • Nokia Battery BL-6F, 1200 mAh
  • Nokia Travel Charger AC-5
  • Nokia Music Headset HS-45, AD-54
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable DKE-2
  • Nokia Video Connectivity Cable CA-75U
Nokia N95 8GB Black Unlocked 5MP 2.8 Nokia N95 8GB Black Unlocked 5MP 2.8" Symbian OS WIFI GSM AT&T Slider Cell Phone US $136.99 13d 20h 11m

Sexy Beast – The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 60th Anniversary Edition

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

For Ferrari's 60th birthday, the automaker decided to roll out 60 limited edition models of the 612 Scaglietti. The Scaglietti, which is also the only 2+2 "four seater" Ferrari (I wouldn't really try and fit anything larger than a toddler in the back seat - but why any toddlers would be in a 6-speed F1-S gearbox equipped 540-hp V-12 Ferrari beats me) gets XM Radio and XM Nav Traffic, another first. The Scaglietti also boasts a special electrochromatic panoramic glass roof that darkens and lightens at the touch of a button.

Ferrari : Other OTO 2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti OTO Navigation Alcantara Electrochromatic Pano Roof Ferrari : Other OTO 2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti OTO Navigation Alcantara Electrochromatic Pano Roof US $159,900.00 3d 23h 52m

Mixology Mondays – Bathtub Gin | How to Make Your Own Gin at Home?

Mixology Mondays 21Today's topic, Gin - is a big favorite around here and you can read this previous post for a brief history of Gin.

On a recent visit to the best liquor store on the East Coast, I wandered over to the gin section looking for a brand to review or use in a recipe for todays MixMo. One particular, pale yellow gin stood out from the rest - maybe because it's price tag was $70! If you're a gin aficionado or you've probably guessed that I'm referring to Old Raj. It was hands down the most expensive gin in the store. I love you readers - but not that much, so at the suggestion of the store owner I settled for Broker's Gin instead. An excellent choice, but that post is for another day.

The pale yellow color in Old Raj comes from the addition of saffron (probably why it's so expensive) - but that got me thinking - instead of reviewing a brand why not "make" my own gin instead? Gin is a neutral grain spirit flavored at least in part by juniper berries. The juniper berries give Gin it's distinct "twang" or profile. All brands have the juniper berry in common, and what differentiates one brand from another are in the botanicals used - Old Raj sets itself apart by using saffron, Hendrick's uses cucumber, G'vine Gin uses a grapevine flower. Guess what? We're going to make us some Bathtub Gin?!

Tub for Bathtub Gin

+ Bottle for Bathtub Gin + Mango for Bathtub Gin + Lime for Bathtub Gin = Bathtub Gin


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Lindsay Lohan’s Former Damaged Goods

Lindsay Lohan Photo

Lindsay Lohan's former black 2005 Mercedez Benz is up for sale on eBay. You'll need at least $116,100 - for the infamous car in which Lindsay got a DUI back on May 26th, 2007. An "anonymous seller" purchased the car and had it repaired at an auto shop in Houston Texas.

Get in on the action at eBay by clicking here. Note the car is pure stock, bling free and 6207 miles. You never know, you might just find a secret compartment containing _________ (I'll let you fill in the blanks)

How often do you get the chance to bid on a car with it's own youtube video showing a 20 yr old underage drunk driver who flees the scene of the accident and is too high on coke to remember to grab her stash? Those poor trees.