Apart from computers, I’ve become a little averse to gadgets. They do appeal to me, but I know I’ll quickly bore of them and get annoyed about the amount of money I’ve wasted on them.
As a result, I’ve been walking round with the worst mobile phone in the world, my digital camera is huge and I don’t own a mp3 player or satellite navigation…
Recently, after getting lost while driving for the 1 billionth time, I decided I wanted satellite navigation. Whilst looking at my options, one of the guys at work mentioned the Nokia N95 mobile phone. It’s got satellite navigation, a 5 megapixel camera, an mp3 player, and you can even use it as a mobile phone… 🙂
In a fit of madness, I got one. It’s a fairly new model, so I got fleeced as far as my contract goes, but I must say I’m pretty happy with it. The satellite navigation seems to work fine. The camera is not as good as a £200 point-and-click camera, but it’s as good as I need. So now I have all the gadgets I wanted, conveniently rolled up into one, easily losable device. 🙂
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I was talking to someone from Finland who works for Nokia, and he highly recommended the N95, for what its worth. I then mentioned the conversation to my wife who googled it and came up with a $800 price tag. But its really cool….
I don’t think it’s the same all over Europe, but in the UK we have our handset subsidized depending on the monthly contract you are on. On my current monthly contract, I didn’t have to pay for the handset. But of course, the monthly payments for the contract are quite high, but not as high as paying for the handset and the call charges.
If I didn’t want a monthly contract, I would have had to pay between £350 and £400 pounds to buy the phone. 🙁
I took a brief look at it too – what kind of navigation software does it use ?
I really don’t know. You’d have to look on the Nokia website to find that out. I don’t know if it is Nokia’s own, or something licensed from someone else.
All I can say is it does what I think a sat nav should. I put in a destination and it calculates a route. If I don’t follow that route it recalculates from my current position. The display is clear, showing the proposed route through junctions. The voice telling me the way is clear and gives plenty of warning about what I have to do. I’m sure there are better stand alone sat navs, but this one is good enough for me.
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