Here comes Nokia out of the gate with a set of two N-Series devices, the N96 and the N78. Both of these should be available in the U.S., so that’s the first plus, and they’re priced at a premium, so that’s the first minus.
The N78 (350 euros or about $400) has a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and support for microSD. It has A-GPS for geotagging and supports Nokia’s Share on Ovi media sharing system.
The N96 is considerably hotter with a sexy 2.8-inch screen and 16GB of internal memory. It will cost 550 euros ($600+) and supports Wi-Fi and HSDPA. The player supports MPEG-4, WMV, and Flash video. It’s got a 5-megapixel camera and video-capture at 30 fps.