The better iPhone: Nokia N95?

Mauricio Idarraga at sent me a Nokia N95. He wrote in the letter that came with the phone:

My name is Mauricio Idarraga and I am the Ecommerce Manager at PureMobile. I read your blog almost every day, that’s how I found out that you wanted an N95.

We don’t expect anything in return, but if you could tell your friends we sent it to you, that would be really cool.

I’m in love already. No, not with Mauricio. Heheh. Of course PureMobile is now going to get all my cell phone business. But rather, I’m in love with the Nokia N95. The camera on this phone is unbelieveable. As soon as I get my Flickr account back up I’ll show you some pictures. It has a 5 megapixel camera in it. The picture quality is stunning.

It also has GPS. It also has 3G and all the other bands you’d want so you can travel the world with this phone. It’s also unlocked so you can use it with your favorite carrier.

Translation: it’s going to be lots of fun to compare this to the iPhone. We all know the iPhone will sell just cause it’s cool, but this phone will match up pretty darn well. More on that after I get an iPhone.

I just wanted to tell all my friends where I got the phone and that I love this phone.

Thank you Mauricio and appreciate the phone very much and have just shown it to a bunch of CEOs and VCs and they are all in awe and want to know where to buy one.

Keep in mind that this is a very expensive phone at about $750. But I know tons of people who are about to buy an Apple iPhone for $500 or $600. They really should check this phone out before buying an iPhone.

Anyway, it’s going to be fun to compare the Nokia N95 to the Apple iPhone in a video review. The iPhone only has a 2 megapixel camera, the Nokia has 5. The iPhone doesn’t have 3G. Doesn’t have GPS. Doesn’t have a regular keyboard that you can use without looking at it.

On the other hand, Apple’s software is better and sexier. And the Nokia doesn’t have the cool factor of the iPhone. The better product doesn’t always win in the marketplace unfortunately.

Hope you’re having a great weekend. I’m off to have BBQ with Shel Israel…

Oh, and if you want to buy a Nokia N95, I can’t think of a better place to do that then PureMobile.