The phone has a two-way sliding mechanism, which can be used to access either media playback buttons or a numeric keypad.
It was first released in silver and later on in black, with limited edition quantities in gold and purple.
Among them is the addition of "on-demand paging", essentially a way of parking blocks of memory to the handset's solid-state storage to make room for others - virtual memory, in other words.
It also supports GPRS (2.5G), EDGE (2.75G), UMTS (3G), and HSDPA (3.5G), one of the first smartphones to support 3.5G.
Since the introduction of the original N95-1, several updated versions have been released, most notably the N95 8GB with 8 gigabytes of internal storage, a larger display and improved battery.
The N95 and its upgraded variant N95 8GB are widely considered as breakthrough technologies of its time and one of the greatest products to hit the market.
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