Nokia is calling the new Nokia N97 the “world’s most advanced mobile computer” saying it will transform the way we see and use the Internet and also connect to others. The Nokia N97 is packed with very highend features and is dubbed to be the new “iPhone Killer”.
Boasting very advanced connectivity features, a large 3.5-inch touch screen display, and full QWERTY keyboard the Nokia N97 is a very impressive device.
- 3.5-inch Touch Screen Display
- 640 x 360 Pixel (16:9 aspect ratio)
- QWERTY Keyboard
- HSDPA, WiFi, and
- Black / Silver Color Options
- 3.5-mm Headjack
- Bluetooth 2.0
- 32GB of Onboard Memory
- microSD Expansion
- 5 Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Lens
- “DVD quality” Video Capture, 30fps
All in all, it’s hard to rate the Nokia N97 today. As far as its technical side goes, it’s on a par with some more expensive solutions, such as the HTC Touch Pro and Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. Even if they’ll decide to bump its price in 2009, the N97 will still have a handful of advantages, including 32 Gb of storage, bigger display, etc. But at the end of the day, the Nokia N97′s real flavor is in its software and seamless integration with online services.
As you can tell from the photos, it’s not quite as thin as its nearest competitors, but fairly sleek and stylish all the same (metal bezel and all), and that QWERTY keyboard looks practically edible.
Source: Engadget (Hands on)
A proper Qwerty keyboard will make a huge difference to the everyday user experience, and the huge amount of memory means that even people with large music collections can leave their iPods at home. The N97 lacks the in-your-face dazzle of the iPhone, but it does strike a balance between understated good looks and functional practicality.