Nokia N95 8GB Gets Official US Release, Ships With Six Months Free Navigation

We heard of Nokia N95 8GB availability on US shores a little while back, but it now looks officially official, all with proper HSDPA connectivity under its hood. The feature packed handset has impressed us no end, and Nokia know how to sweeten us up, as the N95 8GB will be shipping with six months free voice-directed navigation, which is usually a premium service. Still, the $749 price tag is a little on the heavy side, even if it is an awesome piece of gadgetry. Catch the PR release after the jump.

Nokia N95 8GB Navigates to a Store Near You

Power-packed multimedia computer ships with six months of free navigation
in the United States

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The wait is over
— the Nokia N95 8GB has arrived on American shores. Packed with portable
entertainment features and high-speed HSDPA connectivity on 850/1900 MHz
networks in the Americas, the Nokia N95 8GB is now shipping to select
locations across the United States — and with six months of free
navigation service included with Nokia Maps.

The new Nokia N95 8GB brings the worlds of mobility and entertainment
together with its stunning 2.8 inch QVGA screen with support for up to 16
million colors, eight gigabytes of built-in memory, Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
for improved location access, and enhanced battery power. Nokia N95 8GB
owners in the US can also enjoy the benefits of free turn-by-turn
directions and voice guidance in Nokia Maps for six months.

"We're excited to now offer this all-in-one powerhouse of a multimedia
computer in the United States," said Bill Plummer, vice president, Nokia
Americas. "With the added ultra-fast connectivity of HSDPA, the Nokia N95
8GB delivers on the promise of a multimedia computer in one sleek and
compact package."

This attractive package boasts one of the industry's strongest feature
sets — in addition to eight gigabytes of built-in memory, the Nokia N95
8GB includes a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, built-in A-GPS,
Wi-Fi, HSDPA and an innovative two-way slide for easy access to both
telephony and multimedia functions. The sleek gloss black N95 8GB has a
luminous 2.8" (240 x 320) QVGA display, so watching videos, browsing the
Internet or viewing maps is a real pleasure. With its expanded memory, the
N95 8GB offers up to 20 hours of video* or up to 6000 songs**.

Now with A-GPS, Nokia N95 8GB owners can quickly navigate to their
locations using Nokia Maps faster and access maps for over 150 countries,
including a selection of preloaded US state maps. The Nokia N95 8GB will
also support Nokia Share Online 3.0, available via Nokia Download!,
enabling users to upload photos and videos with just one click straight to
Share on Ovi, Flickr or Vox.

At an estimated price of $749, the Nokia N95 8GB will be available
through Nokia Nseries retailers across the United States, such as the Nokia
Flagship stores in New York City and Chicago, as well as many online
e-tailers.

* Capacity based on H.264 750-Kbps video at 320 x 249 resolution,
combined with 128- Kbps audio. Capacity is half of this with H.264 1.5
Mbps video at 640 x 480 resolution, combined with 128-Kbps audio (near
DVD quality).
** Capacity based on 3 minutes, 45 seconds per song with 48 Kbps eAAC+
(M4A) encoding on the Nokia Music Manager

Notes to Editors

For full technical specifications, visit http://www.nseries.com/N958GB
For high res images, visit http://www.nokia.com/press/photos and select the
product model from the devices list.

About Nokia Nseries

Nokia Nseries is a range of high performance multimedia computers that
delivers unparalleled mobile multimedia experiences by combining the latest
technologies with stylish design and ease of use. With Nokia Nseries
products, consumers can use a single device to enjoy entertainment, access
information and to capture and share pictures and videos, on the go at any
time.

About Nokia

Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and
growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. Nokia
makes a wide range of mobile devices and provides people with experiences
in music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games and business
mobility through these devices. Nokia also provides equipment, solutions
and services for communications networks.

SOURCE Nokia