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The Nokia N78 is a multimedia 3G Smartphone made by Nokia, designed by Joeske Schellen. It was first introduced at the Mobile World Congress in February 2008, and was launched on 26 May 2008 for €350 before taxes and subsidies. The phone is compatible with the N-Gage 2.0 mobile gaming service.

Firmware version 20.149 (dated 8 December 2008) became available for the generic (non-branded) N78 via its over-the-air update facility in January 2009.

The latest firmware version 21.002 released last 18th of February 2009 is lightest update with a 214KB downloaded file using FOTA. A lot of improvements were made on the over-all performance of the device after the upgrade.

There is also firmware version 30.011 available through Nokia Software Updater. This update was released 8th of May 2009 and it is not available through FOTA yet. (Warning: this update introduces a bug that disables A2DP support)


Feature Specification
Form factor Candybar
Operating System Symbian OS 9.3, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
Processor FreeScale Semiconductor 32-bit RISC CPU based on ARM-11 series, 369 MHz
Memory (RAM) Total/Available 96/44 MB
Storage (ROM) Total/Available 128/26 MB
GSM frequencies 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS Yes, Class A, Multislot class 11 (5/3) (max downlink : 107 kbit/s , max uplink : 64,2 kbit/s)
EDGE (EGPRS) Yes, Class B, Multislot class 32 (5/3) (max downlink : 296 kbit/s , max uplink : 177,6 kbit/s) ; Class A (DTM) Multislot class 11 , max speed DL/UL: 118.4/118.4 kbit/s
WCDMA Yes, 900/2100 MHz European Version (N78-1) or 850/1900 MHz North American Version (N78-3)
Internal screen TFT Matrix, diagonal 2,4", 16 million colours, 240x320 pixels
(A)GPS navigation Yes.
Camera Carl Zeiss Tessar•Image capture: 3.2 megapixels, 2048 x 1536 (JPEG/EXIF)
Video recording VGA at up to 15 fps
Multimedia Messaging Yes
Video calls Yes
Push to talk Yes
Application support Java (MIDP 2.0), 3D API (JSR-184)
Memory card slot Yes, microSD (up to 8 GB microSDHC), hot swap
Bluetooth Yes , 2.0 EDR (3 Mbit/s)
Infrared No
Data cable support Yes , microUSB normal cable, USB 2.0 Full Speed
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Email Yes
Music player Yes
Internet Radio Yes
FM Transmitter Yes (88.1 – 107.9 MHz)(Not available in some countries)
Wifi Yes
Radio Stereo FM with RDS
N-Gage Yes (released November 2008)
Video Player Yes
Polyphonic tones Yes, 64 notes
Ringtones Yes, Mp3, NB-AMR, WB-AMR, True Tones, WAV, AAC, eAAC+, RealAudio, M4A
HF speakerphone Yes
Offline mode Yes
Battery BL-6F, 1200mAh
Charger 2 mm connector
Talk time Up to 190 min (WCDMA) up to 260 min (GSM)
Standby time Up to 320 hrs (WCDMA & GSM)
Weight 101,8 g
Dimensions 113 x 49 x 15.1 mm (L x W x T)
Availability 9 June 2008 (UK)
Else Ambient light detector to optimize operating times, Nokia browser with Mini Map, Mobile search, 3.5 mm audio jack, micro USB, A2DP wireless stereo headphone support.

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