Yep, I'm digging my new Nokia N95 so far.
To make a long story short, I'm one of the many people in the US who aren't covered by Cingular/AT&T Wireless. This means that although this area is saturated in GSM, AT&T Wireless doesn't have a presence here. My existing number can't be ported, and thus getting an iPhone isn't really an option since any local calls would actually be in-state long-distance to a new number on an iPhone. I thought about doing some Asterisk trickery to forward calls across my SIP trunks to alleviate this, but decided it wasn't worth it in the long run.
Then, I ran into the Nokia N95 while in Oregon in the hands of Inquirer writer Charlie Demerjian. I'm not sure if the N95 is even technically available in the US, and I haven't seen a single carrier that offers this phone as an option, but it's a standard quad-band phone that will work on most GSM networks, and it works great here on Unicel. I've only had it for a day now, but I've been spending some quality time with it. I'm happy overall, but there are some kinks, to be sure.
The N95 offers many of the same features of the iPhone, and lacks several features, such as a touch screen. It's far smaller than the iPhone, but thicker, and is a slider, not a fixed piece. Mine also came in the "plum" color, which is just odd. I'd have preferred silver or black, but I can deal with plum, I guess.
It's based on Symbian S60 v3 code, and is generally snappy in operation, with a plethora of available applications from Nokia and many third party vendors. The screen is nice and crisp, and the dual-action slider is rather cool -- slide it up to reveal the dialpad for normal phone operations, slide it the other way to reveal multimedia keys (play, pause, fwd, rev, etc) and switch the screen to landscape mode. It has 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, USB2, GPS, EDGE and 3G connectivity built in, a PDF reader, video player, Flash player (something the iPhone desperately needs), and a limited Office suite. It also has two cameras -- a 5 megapixel main camera and a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front for videoconferencing), as well as a micro-SD slot for storage upgrades (a major plus over the iPhone), and a replaceable battery (another major plus). A big downside is that it's very RAM-limited. Having more than a few apps open at once, or loading a sizable Web page in the browser will result in an "Out of memory" error that is highly annoying. I'm thinking that a firmware upgrade allowing the use of the micro-SD card as a swap source would be a very good idea. That said, as long as you're relatively good about closing apps when you're done with them, it's not a showstopper. From what I can tell, the N95 has 60MB of internal RAM, and judging from what I've seen, it really needs 128MB or so. That would go a long way towards increasing the daily functionality of the device.