Unboxed: Nokia N96

Getting hold of a Nokia N96 is harder than finding an England footballer who can remember how to kick a ball in a Three Lions shirt. But, alas, we've

Getting hold of a Nokia N96 is harder than finding an England footballer who can remember how to kick a ball in a Three Lions shirt. But, alas, we've managed to pull some strings with our peeps on the inside and get hold of Nok's new flagship blower.It's not coming out until 1 October, in spite of first rearing its head way back at Mobile World Congress in February. First impressions are good. In the hand it feels and looks a hell of a lot sleeker than the feature–laden N95 8GB that currently graces my pocket. It feels a lot more integrated and fits in nicely with the stylings of the N78 and N81 that have been kicking around for what seems like an eternity.The phone itself is actually a tad longer than its predecessor, although it does come in slightly thinner. The dual slider feels a lot smoother, although Nokia has made a return to the flush multimedia buttons that graced the original N95. Similarly, the main pad matches its new models, meaning its slightly easier to tap out texts on the N95.Features–wise, there's still the same 5MP camera, but with a massive 16GB of internal storage, a kickstand for watching vids and a DVB–T tuner. That won't work here, sadly.

Look out for an in–depth review and hands–on video soon.