Nokia`s phonkiest phone thus far

Nokia showcased the N91 last week, one of the latest additions to its NSeries range of high performance multimedia handsets.
By Kaunda Chama, ITWeb features editor
Johannesburg, 15 Jun 2006

At a glitzy event hosted at Johannesburg`s Melrose Arch, Nokia demonstrated how phones are evolving into smarter communication and digital entertainment devices.

Nokia demonstrated this with two of the country`s top DJs, each with two handsets, connected to mixing consoles and amplifiers - just to show how a handset can be used to get a party started.

Although the product is essentially designed to be a mobile phone and music player, it was impressive to see that its use is not limited to just that.

This handset comes with a built-in 4GB hard disc, which allows for storing up to 3 000 songs.

It is not too shabby on the design side either. It is encased in a stainless steel body and has dedicated music keys on the front that slide down to reveal the phone keypad.

A standard 3.5mm stereo headset jack allows for easy transfer of music files from a PC via multiple connectivity options such as WCDMA, WLAN and Bluetooth.

It is compatible with iTunes, so one can easily purchase music over the Internet.

The Nokia N91 supports a wide range of digital audio formats including MP3, M4A, AAC and WMA - resulting in 12.5 hours of non-stop music.

Getting the music from a PC to the phone is as simple as dragging and dropping one`s personal music collection from the PC to the handset or synchronising recent music purchases from the PC via USB.

To add to the fun and games, the N91 has the option to share one`s playlists with friends via MMS, e-mail or Bluetooth.

Besides being a music jukebox, the Nokia N91 comes standard with smartphone functionality, a two megapixel camera, video sharing capability and a Web browser.