Finally, a release date for Nokia’s N96 

n96 The follow up to the N96 has been given a launch date after 7 months of waiting.

Originally unveiled at Mobile World Congress the new super phone will come out on the 1st October.

It will be able to store 18,000 songs on it and has a 5 megapixel camera. As well as this a kick stand so you can pop it up on a table (maybe on the train?)

Although useless in the UK, it also sports a TV tuner.

The phone is quite a beefcake and probably isn’t one for cutesy wutesy tiny phone fans but for anyone looking for an iPhone alternative this will do very well.

Still no news on the real iPhone rival – the Nokia ‘Tube’ which is still in the mist sadly.