A recent trend of growing number of business phones had started dominating the mobile a la carte. The HTC series , windows mobile and the blackberry had started to become the favourites of the youth.
As the number of such phones increased, the GPS phones became heartthrobs after the music phones in $300+ category. Now with the N96, Nokia has come back into the foray with its business cum multimedia phone.
At the end of the day a consumer is looking for more than a PC phone. Having a windows mobile is similar to sitting on a miniature PC. Games,Music,GPS and all business features make these Multimedia-Business hybrid phones a preferable option considering an affordable pricing and the broad spectrum of utilities.