Nokia’s N95 has made me loathe the iPhone

I’ve recently come across a Nokia N95 North American Edition. Up until this phone, I thought my next phone was going to be an Apple iPhone.

I have a full review coming in the coming weeks, but here are some initial thoughts:

Unlocked: This phone is unlocked, meaning I can use any GSM carrier I want. T-mobile pisses me off? Cya I’m going to AT&T. If I travel to Europe – I can pop in a local SIM and I’m off to the races.

Fully functional GPS: The iPhone has GPS built-in but it’s crippled. With the N95 I can map routes using the onboard navigation software, geocode my photos automatically with ShoZu, and track my workouts with Nokia Sports Tracker.

Video capture: I can take video at 640×480 at 30fps. The iPhone has this capability (with it’s 2.0 MP camera) but again, doesn’t.

VoIP calling: I can make VoIP calls over Wi-Fi or 3G. Gizmo Project, Skype, and Google Talk are now usable on my cell phone.

Yeah the iPhone may be purdy and easier to use. But for me, I want funtionality and the N95, just in the 2.5 days I’ve had it, has eroded my want for an iPhone considerably.