From what I've heard the N96 doesn't have anything new to go with it except the looks... This smartphone is based on the Symbian S60 3rd Edition operation system, with Feature Pack 2, and sports a DVB-H digital TV receiver and innovative kickstand for watching video on the handset’s beautiful 2.8″ QVGA display. There are connection options aplenty, including quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) and dual-band WCDMA (850/2100MHz) as well as WiFi and support for HSDPA for high speed data connections.
A built-in GPS receiver works with the new Nokia Maps 2.0, preloaded on the N96, to keep you on the right path. Nokia’s updated Share Online enables the N96 to automatically geotag your photos and upload them to Flickr or Share on Ovi so that the world can see where you travel. 16GB of internal flash memory and a microSD memory card slot with support for cards up to 16GB mean you’ll never run out of space for photos, music, and games.
The N96 makes it easy to share your media with friends via a TV-Out cable and UPnP support. This slider smartphone is expected to start shipping in Q3 2008 with pricing set at 550EUR (US$802) before taxes and subsidies.
Specifications for the Nokia N96
Symbian S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 900/2100MHz
103mm x 55mm x 18mm(4.1″ x 2.2″ x 0.7″)
Up to 9 days (GSM), 8 days (3G) standby
Up to 3.6 hours (GSM), 2.5 hours (3G) talk time
2.8″ 16m color TFT, QVGA (240×320 pixel) resolution
5 megapixel with auto-focus
v2.0, A2DP (stereo)
Up to 16MB internal, microSD card slot
Q3 2008 (manufacturer’s estimate)
DVB-H mobile TV support, GPS receiver, TV-out support, 802.11b/g, stereo speakers