Nokia N70

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Nokia N70
Nokia N70 Music Edition with an aftermarket cover
Note the right select button logo is offset to the left and the menu button icon is mirrored.

The Nokia N70 (type RM-84, codenamed Rolf) is a 3G candybar Symbian smartphone announced by Nokia on 27 April 2005 and released in September of the same year.

It was one of the first phones of the Nseries line of multimedia phones, along with the Nokia N90. The N70 is in essence an improved Nokia 6680, with a similar form factor but with improved cameras and significantly more RAM available for applications. It was available in Silver and Ivory on Pearl.

Issues

  • The display connector of the N70 is known for becoming faulty and showing wrong colors, random pixels, or just a white screen. The recommended fix is to retouch/reflow the connector.

Variants

  • N70-5 (RM-99): A variant of the N70 without 3G and a front camera for Chinese, Mexican and Eastern European markets.
  • N70 Music Edition: A variant of the N70 with black housing, extra storage capacity, extra accessories, and a dedicated music button. It was only available in Black.
  • N70 i-mode: A variant of the N70 with an i-mode web browser.

Related phones

  • Nokia 6680: The predecessor to the N70, but business oriented.
  • Nokia N72: Updated version of the N70-5 variant with different design and preinstalled contents.
  • Nokia N73: Successor.

Specs

Basics

N70
HW Platform/ChipsetBB5 platform
Baseband: RAP3G
Application processor: TI OMAP1710 (220MHz ARM926EJ-S)
SW Platform/OSSymbian OS 8.1, Series 60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3
Display 176 x 208, TFT, 18-bit color
Physical display size2.1"
Flash memoryModem: 8 MB NOR
Application: 48 MB? NAND, 22 MB available
RAM56 MB DDR; 32 MB available for applications
Memory card slotRS-DV-MMC (MMCmobile), 64 MB included
Phonebook capacityUnlimited
Charging connectorNokia 2.0mm charging connector
Data connectorPop-Port (USB)
Regulatory infoN70-1: QFXRM-84 (approved 2005-08-19), NTC: ESD-CPE-0500932 (approved 2005-09-22)
N70-5: QFXRM-99 (approved 2005-10-24), CMIIT ID: 2005CP1652 (approved 2006-07-12)

Connectivity

N70
Operating modesN70-1: GSM (900/1800/1900), UMTS (2100)
N70-5: GSM (900/1800/1900)
DataN70-1: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS
N70-5: GPRS, EDGE
Push-to-talkYes
WLANNo
SIM sizeMini-SIM
IrDANo
Bluetooth2.0
Bluetooth profilesBPP, HID
PC LinkNokia PC Suite

Input

N70
Input methods12-key keypad with T9
Touch screenNo
Soft keysTwo softkeys, 5-way d-pad, call, end, menu, pencil, multimedia menu, clear
Side keysRight: Camera button
Top: Power button

Media

N70
Rear camera2 MP (1600 x 1200) with 20x digital zoom, LED flash
Video recording352 x 288 @ 15 fps, 3GP or MP4
Front cameraN70-1: 0.3 MP VGA
N70-5: No
Supported image formatsGIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, WBMP, MBM
Supported sound formatsAAC, AMR, AU, M4A, MP3, RealAudio, WAV, MIDI
Supported video formats3GP, MP4, RealVideo
Speaker configurationEar speaker, loudspeaker
Line outPop-Port
SynthesizermobileBAE, Charlie bank, 64 voices
FM radioYes
ExtrasStill Image Editor, Visual Radio

Messaging

N70
SMSYes
EMSYes
MMSYes
IMYes
EmailYes

Software

N70
JavaMIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Max JAR size: Unlimited
Heap size: Unlimited
Java APIsJSR 75 File Connection and PIM API
JSR 82 Bluetooth API
JSR 120 Wireless Messaging API (WMA)
JSR 135 Mobile Media API (MMAPI)
JSR 172 Web Services API
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics (M3G)
JSR 185 Java Technology for the Wireless Industry (JTWI)
Flash LiteNo

Pre-loaded content

Themes

General

Name Wallpaper
Nokia (default)

Normal N70

Theme 1 (Metal)

Theme 2 (Lights)

Music Edition

Name Wallpaper
Theme 1 (Stave)

Theme 2 (Waveform)

Games

  • Card Deck
  • Snakes
  • Snowboard 3D (Java)

Ringtones

Name File type Composer Arranger
Amazement AAC unknown unknown
Brilliant MIDI unknown unknown
Brook MIDI Henry Daw Henry Daw
Bustle AAC Aleksi Eeben Aleksi Eeben
Cab AAC unknown unknown
Cackle AAC unknown unknown
Diazinon AAC Aleksi Eeben Aleksi Eeben
Elves MIDI Henry Daw Henry Daw
Everlasting AAC Aleksi Eeben Aleksi Eeben
Fete AAC unknown unknown
FLIGHT H457 AAC unknown unknown
Glume AAC Aleksi Eeben Aleksi Eeben
Halo MIDI Noa Nakai Noa Nakai
Hummingbird AAC Mikko Tillander Aleksi Eeben
Listen AAC unknown unknown
Nokia tune MIDI Francisco Tárrega Ian Livingstone
Nostalgia AAC unknown unknown
Pepper AAC Aleksi Eeben Aleksi Eeben
Re-groove AAC Brian Nimens
Hannu af Ursin
Hannu af Ursin
Silver AAC Henry Daw Henry Daw
Snowball MIDI Henry Daw Henry Daw
Stay that way AAC unknown unknown
Tinkle AAC Brian Nimens Brian Nimens

Accessories

Batteries

Chargers

Data cables

Headsets

Gallery

Music Edition