N91 is a chunky but versatile phone

Well, the N91 is a music phone with 4 GB hard disk space and smooth metallic body and it does well enough to make jaws drop. Now the music control panel sits very well in the front, hiding the phone keypad and a ‘hold un-hold’ button on top gives it a very authentic MP3 player feel.

The N91 houses a standard 3.5 stereo headset jack, which in simple words means you can jack your phone in to any of your home stereo devices with minimum fuss. But the killer application on this baby is that the headphone has with it a full functional music controller integrated, which makes this a true ultra mobile device.

Now that’s not all, the N91 promises to be a next generation multimedia device too. With a 2 megapixel camera that shoots up to a resolution of 1,200 to 1,600 pixels, a video camera that doesn’t do too badly, an FM radio with a FM line recording, which means you can record all tracks you like on the FM and a range of connectivity options, starting from USB 2.0 bluetooth, 3G and wlan 802. Well, rest assured this baby is loaded.

Now I am sure with all these features, the battery life must suffer. Well no, says Nokia – this phone has 190 hours worth of standby time, up to 4 hours of talk time and a music playback time up to 12.5 hours.

the N91 also does have a few downers. The loudspeaker may be the loudest in the Nokia phone range till now, but when kept next a Sony Ericsson W850i, it can’t even be heard! And a 2mp camera without a flash is just not worth it. And finally, the phone is so heavy, that you could be tempted to use it as a hammer or atleast a dumbell to work on your biceps.

So, if you want the form of a PDA combined with an iPod for music, then at the very steep price of Rs 30,000, the N91 could be just what you need.

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