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The Nokia N95 Carry Case: Part #02700X7

I whistled out last week and ordered the N95-3 for myself from TigerDirect.  This is the North American edition of the N95, optimized for North American 3G networks.  And I have to say, I love it.  It sings, it dances, and boy oh boy is it fast.  I hooked it up to my PC as a modem, and got 1.5 Mb/s down, and 400 kb/s up.  A huge improvement over EDGE and GPRS.  I'm really looking forward to taking photos and videos and uploading them to the web over this super fast connection.

While I was at it, I ordered the 02700X7 carry case.  One of the things that's always concerned about the N95 is the lack of a holster.  The N95-3 has done away with the lens cover that the original N95 has, which makes it even more of a concern for me.  I should have looked more closely at this because … well, watch the video.

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  • Ken Camp March 1, 2008, 2:33 am

    Nice video Alec. I don’t have the new N-95 and given what we pay for mobile services already, it isn’t likely I’ll see one any time soon. But good call on a deplorable design for that case. I always struggled with how to carry my N95 (early version) and just wound up with it in my pocket most of the time. That means it spilled out of a shirt pocekt onto the ground more than once though.

  • Carl Tyler March 1, 2008, 3:33 am

    1.5 Gb/s down, and 400 Mb/s up

    you sure about those numbers? not Mbs down and Kbs up?

  • Alec March 1, 2008, 9:04 am

    Right you are Carl!

  • Tom Purves March 1, 2008, 3:59 pm

    Very cool. Which data plan are you using or getting away with ?

    I’ve noticed that Rogers has some surprisingly reasonable 1,2,3 GB plans for their HSPA cards but I wasn’t able to figure out if I slipped one those SIMs into a handset (tethered or otherwise) if they’d let that slide or find a way to crush me with 5 cents a kilobyte…

    And PC cards are pretty useless if I ever get that macbook air.

    I think an N95 as a combo 3G smart phone and portable, mobile broadband modem is just about the perfect wireless solution.

  • Alec March 1, 2008, 5:15 pm

    Tom – I saw the same 1, 2, 3 GB plans you did, and phoned Rogers customer service. I explained that I had a sophisticated phone with a 5 megapixel camera, and wanted a suitable dataplan to go on it. The rep suggested a 1 GB plan for $65. I asked if this was the same as the HSPA card plan, and she said no. She wouldn’t sell me the 2 or 3GB plan. Still, it beats the tar out of the old $100 for 200M plan I had on my Blackberry.

    I think the N95 could probably be a very credible phone / mobile broadband mode with the 1G plan, but I wouldn’t do things like run Qik and stream video from it. Even a few minutes of video shot at 5 mpix is 50 megs of data.

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