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You have got to be kidding!!

I just randomly stumbled across a blog post showing an early mock up of an Nokia N96 phone. All I can say is I dearly hope this is a mock-up / fraud. The picture shows what looks like a 3-4″ diagonal screen with TWO sliding out keypads which form a mini QWERTY keyboard. This is highly reminiscent of the old Nokia 6820 although in that design, the flip out keypads locked firmly into place and actually seemed comfortable to use. I own a N95 and whilst i love certain aspects (all the gadgets, screen size etc) I simply HATE the slide out keypad. This is compounded mostly by the fact that Nokia cant seem to manufacture it correctly and everyone who owns this phone likely has a slide which rattles on the right side. This is both annoying and concerning as I had to take out an 18 month contract for this phone.

Still, I guess no-one can accuse Nokia of not innovating, but the lack of basic keys (or even a basic keypad) which would be accessible without opening the unit up (like the 6820) could be a serious annoyance.

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