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Hey people. I have been looking for a new phone. However, the only one i found that suits all my needs is the Nokia N95 8GB. I looked, and it seems the phone has some performance problems if you fill up its internal memory, and is also quiet old - for a cellphone at least - 3 years since it was released. It is still available, but i would like something newer. So here's all the things i want from my new phone:
1. Can't be a touchscreen, they are impossible to use with my clumsy fingers.
2. Must have very loud (and possibly clear) integrated speakers, I don't like headphones or carrying around external speakers.
3. Has to be a smartphone so I can install apps, Symbian S60 will do.
4. Has to have at least a 5 hour talk time.
5. Has to be fast, so it can play quake & doom on it!
6. Would be good if it was a candybar and not anything else, but its okay if its a slider.
So are there any newer phones from any manufacturer that meet this criteria? I looked at Blackberries but they don't have good speakers, and probably are slow. also, sorry if posted in wrong section, im new here.
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I've never seen a non-touch phone playing quake but anyways you basically just described ALL the N-series nokias. so I'd recommend the N86
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Hmm, well I've actually looked at the whole xpressmusic and N series, and judging from youtube videos, N95 8gb is the loudest. 5800 xpressmusic is nice too, but its a touchscreen. N86 has pretty bad speakers. Any other suggestions? BTW,

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Anone? Is there really nothing like the N95?
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You basically want a smartphone that is usable with tangible keys? Well, the only thing I could think of is just the NSeries. Most other smartphones have slide-out qwerty keyboards but those don't function as navigation keys, for example the HTC Google G2.
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Hm, well then im getting the N95.I really hate the fact that most phones today are touchscreens. they suck.
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Hm, well then im getting the N95.I really hate the fact that most phones today are touchscreens. they suck.
Blame Apple. :3
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Blame Apple. :3
Good idea. I'm gonna buy an Iphone and then go smash it against steve jobs.
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Hm, well then im getting the N95.I really hate the fact that most phones today are touchscreens. they suck.
You ever given a modern touch screen a go? They are much more forgiving for the clumsy (including myself) and are almost fun to use now. If you are set on one though, the N series probably is your best bet, although you should consider some of sony's older non-touch screen phones, they have brilliant speakers
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You ever given a modern touch screen a go? They are much more forgiving for the clumsy (including myself) and are almost fun to use now. If you are set on one though, the N series probably is your best bet, although you should consider some of sony's older non-touch screen phones, they have brilliant speakers
Yes, I've used my friend's Motorola XOOM and my bro's Ipad and I can't type or scroll for sн|7 . And since a phone's screen is smaller than a tablet's, it will probably be even harder. Heck, I can't use my laptop's touchpad - either my fingers are too dry (the last time i used lotion was about a week ago, and I washed my hands with soap like 50 times after that) or too clumsy.
Yes, sony ericssons have awesome speakers, in fact the one I have now is W200i and its pretty loud, but its not a smartphone and is pretty slow.

Okay, now i need some help again - I looked at YouTube vids and Nokia E90 seems pretty cool to me - a phone and a tiny notebook at the same time! But how are its speakers working? Are they loud? How would you compare the loudness to some other phones? If the speakers are good, it might be a better choice for me than the N95.
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