Nokia today announced sales start of the Nokia N90 in the U.S. The first mobile device to feature Carl Zeiss optics and a range of advanced camera functions in addition to superb quality video, the Nokia N90 is set to transform the mobile photography market.
The industry-acclaimed Nokia N90 will be available in November at select Ritz Camera stores and online at ritzcamera.com for an estimated retail price of $399 with activation. The Nokia N90 will also be available in December at CompUSA retail locations, and through the Neiman Marcus holiday catalog.
"Response to the N90 has been overwhelming," said David Watkins, Director, Imaging Business for Nokia North America. "Photographers, filmmakers and people around the globe have created remarkable results with the device, while enjoying all the benefits of staying connected to work and to life."
The Nokia N90 was named American Photo's Editor's Choice for "Breakthrough" product this year and recently received a "Best of What's New" 2005 award from Popular Science magazine. The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), the largest editorial multimedia organization in Europe, voted the N90 "European Media Phone of the Year 2005-6".
In October, Nokia and five of the world's best photographers announced the 'See New' competition - the most ambitious mobile photography competition ever undertaken. To inspire people to enter, a stellar line-up of professional photographers have themselves been shooting using the Nokia N90, producing more than 60 brand new images. These images and competition details can be viewed at www.seenew.com . The deadline for entries is February 28th, 2006.
The Nokia N90 is packed with advanced digital camera features to capture print quality photos, including a two megapixel camera with autofocus, integrated LED flash, macro mode for sharp close-ups and on-device photo editing capabilities. The Nokia N90 also features VHS resolution video recording in MP4 format and comes with dedicated record and zoom keys for easy video capture.
The Nokia XpressPrint solution provides Nokia N90 users with a variety of printing options. When printing via PictBridge, for example, the handset is connected directly to a compatible printer with a USB cable. The Nokia XpressPrint solution allows for wireless printing over Bluetooth wireless technology, and furthermore, the MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) can be extracted from the side of the phone and inserted into a compatible printer.
Photos and video clips taken with the Nokia N90 can conveniently be stored on the PC using the Nokia PC Suite Image Store, which, when connected, automatically saves images and video clips to the PC.