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Nokia's Killer New-Media Gadget

Nokia N95I’ve been playing with Nokia’s latest mobile device — the N95 — and consider it a breakthrough in digital media.

Oh, it’s a phone, naturally. But it’s so much more, including WiFi, GPS, MP3 recording and playback, a 5-megapixel digital camera and MPEG 4, 30-frames-per-second video recording and playback, Web browsing, email and, of course, text. There’s more, but you get the idea.

The journalistic potential for the N95 is simply enormous. My UC-Berkeley students took some phones Nokia loaned us to New Orleans to work on a class project (more on that very soon), and I have plans for several cool experiments in the near future.

I wish it had a full QWERTY keyboard, and I’m sure that a slight re-design could make that happen. But for now I believe this device has carved out the sweet spot in the mobile digital content arena.

Look for a much more detailed report soon.

3 Comments on “Nokia's Killer New-Media Gadget”

  1. #1 Interactive in Milwaukee » Blog Archives » Nokia’s Killer New-Media Gadget
    on May 14th, 2007 at 6:05 am

    […] 11th, 2007 I’ve been playing with Nokia’s latest mobile device — the N95 — and consider it a […]

  2. #2 links for 2007-05-16 at Mohamed Nanabhay’s Blog
    on May 16th, 2007 at 2:26 am

    […] Nokia’s Killer New-Media Gadget Dan Gillmor raves that the “journalistic potential for the N95 is simply enormous.” The only thing stopping me from buying one of these is that it doesn’t have a QWERTY keypad. (tags: mobile citizenjournalism) […]

  3. #3 Ciberactivismo al estilo James Bond
    on Aug 15th, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    […] publicar directamente en Internet. Por ejemplo, Dan Gillmor (Director del Media Center en Harvard) quedó maravillado con las capacidades del Nokia N95 (recientemente lanzado en Chile) como herramienta de periodismo. Pero obviamente, no sólo el […]