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Whatley on Wednesday returns tomorrow

James Whatley used to write a mobile related diatribe each Wednesday for us — but we put a stop to that when we started getting busy with the podcasts and video work.

But Whatley comes out of retirement tomorrow with 1,700 words on the Nokia N96.

And you’ll want to read this one, particularly if you’re thinking about buying one.

We’re queuing it up for the frontpage tomorrow.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

4 replies on “Whatley on Wednesday returns tomorrow”

As a recent N96 owner I'll be interested to read it.

Mine definitely needs a firmware update. Crashing all the time.

its a tricky one to review – esp. if he is a long time n95 8gig user
the n96 offers only a new (slimer more elegant, less bombproof) design – bigger memory and a less mature firmware.
it does have the killer application – iPlayer, with downloadable content (streaming on 3g via three) and i cant even do that on my mac desktop.
it handles mp3/video play back in hardware.
and the battery really isn't that bad.
I'm fed up with all the ignorant “its got no 3d chip” comments – apart from some hackware nothing
used it in anger so it makes no real difference. and it would seem no new nokias are going
down the 3d GPU route – though this may change.

for me its an evolution product – not the revolution the N95 was.
and in a few months its firmware will sort out 90% of the issues.
its biggest issue is the potentially more exciting products using 5th edition around the corner.
well realistically that's probably april next year. Touch N series with comes with music anyone?

having played a bit with an n85 last week – i would plump for the N96 over the N85 anyday
but imagine lots of people prefering the slimmer / smaller N85

mac morrison

its a tricky one to review – esp. if he is a long time n95 8gig user
the n96 offers only a new (slimer more elegant, less bombproof) design – bigger memory and a less mature firmware.
it does have the killer application – iPlayer, with downloadable content (streaming on 3g via three) and i cant even do that on my mac desktop.
it handles mp3/video play back in hardware.
and the battery really isn't that bad.
I'm fed up with all the ignorant “its got no 3d chip” comments – apart from some hackware nothing
used it in anger so it makes no real difference. and it would seem no new nokias are going
down the 3d GPU route – though this may change.

for me its an evolution product – not the revolution the N95 was.
and in a few months its firmware will sort out 90% of the issues.
its biggest issue is the potentially more exciting products using 5th edition around the corner.
well realistically that's probably april next year. Touch N series with comes with music anyone?

having played a bit with an n85 last week – i would plump for the N96 over the N85 anyday
but imagine lots of people prefering the slimmer / smaller N85

mac morrison

its a tricky one to review – esp. if he is a long time n95 8gig user
the n96 offers only a new (slimer more elegant, less bombproof) design – bigger memory and a less mature firmware.
it does have the killer application – iPlayer, with downloadable content (streaming on 3g via three) and i cant even do that on my mac desktop.
it handles mp3/video play back in hardware.
and the battery really isn't that bad.
I'm fed up with all the ignorant “its got no 3d chip” comments – apart from some hackware nothing
used it in anger so it makes no real difference. and it would seem no new nokias are going
down the 3d GPU route – though this may change.

for me its an evolution product – not the revolution the N95 was.
and in a few months its firmware will sort out 90% of the issues.
its biggest issue is the potentially more exciting products using 5th edition around the corner.
well realistically that's probably april next year. Touch N series with comes with music anyone?

having played a bit with an n85 last week – i would plump for the N96 over the N85 anyday
but imagine lots of people prefering the slimmer / smaller N85

mac morrison

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