Live Stuff: hands on with the Nokia N93

The final ‘mobile computer’ in Nokia’s new hat-trick is the N93, a super-charged update of the twisty N90.Although slightly fatter than the N90, it do

The final ‘mobile computer’ in Nokia’s new hat-trick is the N93, a super-charged update of the twisty N90.

Although slightly fatter than the N90, it does have a bigger 2.4in QVGA screen and a better camera: it packs a 3.2MP job with 3x optical zoom, rather than a measly 2MP.

Its favourite trick, though, is video, which it can capture at 30fps per second, with the screen turning into a decent viewfinder.

As if to underline its camcorder-destroying powers, it’ll be bundled with Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 - a cut-down version of the full program - which lets you cut your video into scenes, add effects like blur and create a slideshow mix of MP4 movies, stills and music.

Nokia's also been chumming it up with Philips to create some Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) tools that work via Wi-Fi. We were shown a box called the SL300i - expected to retail this summer for 220 Euros - which lets you stream stills or video to a Philips telly, using the N93 as a remote.

It also packs an MP3 player, FM radio, Bluetooth and a slot for miniSD cards, which go up to 2GB, not to mention the usual smooth Series 60 interface

The N93 will be available in the UK from July for the princely sum of 550 euros.

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