Nokia N78 will lack FM transmitter in some markets
It seems not all Nokia N78 units are created equal. Or at least, not as far as the FM Radio Transmitter feature is concerned. Word has it that the new Nokia N78 won’t have its prized FM Transmitter feature in some markets. Which of course could be a bad thing, since it limits the phone’s overall functionality.
The FM Transmitter feature in the Nokia N78 is arguably one of its biggest selling points, as its other specs are pretty much standard to high-end Nokia phones nowadays. So to take away this feature is like leaving it crippled in today’s highly competitive mobile phone market.
The Nokia N78 made its first appearance in Finland some time ago, and there it has been confirmed to have the FM transmitter feature. However, users from France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, and Italy are reportedly not going to have this feature built-in with their Nokia N78 units. The reason being that having an unregistered transmitter is against the law in certain countries.
More daring users should be able to remedy this by doing a software workaround, but this will no doubt void the unit’s warranty, and in case the phone goes bonkers will ultimately cause more problems in the long run.
In the end, it will be up to the user if he/she will live without the FM transmitter feature which others are enjoying elsewhere around the world. The Nokia N78 is a great phone without it anyway, so maybe this little glitch would be forgiveable.
Via Symbian Freak