It displays pages on the web properly and has tabbed browsing – I can open multiple windows at once on my phone!The simple keypad shortcuts make it really easy to move around without a touchscreen.Nokia Maps 2 still doesn’t do live navigation (although as a much older app the purchase function still appears to work) but you can create routes and step through them manually turn-by-turn, which works almost as well. Interestingly while I was still getting used to this feature, the N-Gage system seems to have been merged with Ovi and has stopped working.The N95 is not a great device for gaming, and the games for it are slow and fairly expensive when compared with i Tunes and Apple devices which can do far more.This is useful it’s one of the few times I’ve ever upgraded to the paid version of an app.
There are plugins for sending photos to both Flickr and Ovi Share. There’s Fring and e Buddy if you like those sort of things.
You can unlock this yourself by downloading some free software and carefully following ‘debranding’ guides such as these: Nigel Coldwell’s firmware unbranding guide Rich Edwards’s debranding guide (Doing this will invalidate your warranty, although it’s probably run out now anyway.) And now I have firmware version V35.0.001 from November 2009.
Yes, it’s over a year old, but this is a definite improvement on the July 2008 stuff I was running. Nokia Maps 2 N-Gage games Ovi store And a bunch of other apps! The first smartphone I ever got was a Nokia N95 in mid-2007.
If something happens to my phone they can be sent back to it, and I can access that data online too, although I haven’t found where the Notes data is.
I like not having to worry about my contact book anymore.