I was painting today so I was pretty involved inside the house scraping, filling cracks and priming the walls in preparation for a much needed painting in one of our rooms. Of course, to keep myself motivated, I had music playing so I didn't hear anything other than some great tunes.
My wife was out shopping but when she got back she said I had a package waiting on the front porch. It was a brown box and I had no idea that anything was coming so curiosity got the best of me. I put down my paint brush, grabbed the box and opened it up.....well, that was the end of painting for today because it was the Nokia N93 that was sent to me to look at, use, give it a work out and if it's good (or bad) write a few things about it.
I have to tell you that this is a very slick looking device. Opening the box and seeing this device raised my heart rate up several notches. For those of you that read my review on the Nokia N-90 , you know how much I liked that device. It was slick...very slick and fast became a device of choice when I was traveling because of its great form factor and terrific camera. If you have not had the opportunity to read that review, The Nokia N-90 Experience, then click on the link and you can read my review and see why I thought it was such an extraordinary device.
I have been closely following Nokia's development of the N series over the past several months and have been impressed with the devices they have introduced but none have been as exciting for me as the N90...that is until today. As I held the N93 in my hand for the first time, it was an immediate love affair! Why? For a variety of reasons which I will attempt to explain.
I was thrilled that the device I got was black in color. It immediately gives a flavor of being rich, classy, first rate and the feel as I held it was absolute comfort. The Nokia design team has an absolute knack in designing killer devices and this is at the top of the list.
The front of the device sports a Nokia label, a small window for seeing the status and a rather large speaker. I can't wait to hear the sound it produces. At the top we find the main camera unit that just happens to be a 3.2 megapixel (2048X1536) camera. Did you read that? A 3.2 megapixel camera! WOW! And on top of that it is a Carl Zeiss optics system with a 3X optical zoom...how cool is that!
As I rotated it in my hand I started to look at the lens but missed it at first glance...why? Because this model has a very slick miniature lens cap ... nice design folks, a very nice design. That was a concern I always had with the N90 so now that concern is gone. Below the camera lens is an LED flash, a mini-SD memory slot, a Pop-Port connector (more on that later) and the charger connector.
The back of the device just has the removable cover which I found a bit difficult to remove. After you see how it wor...