Nokia N97, the ultimate winner among smartphones

After months of waiting, Nokia finally announced the N97, the company's second (unreleased) device to challenge the iPhone and revive to the N-series to their former glory. The Nokia N97 is billed as the world's most advanced mobile computer in the form of a smartphone.  

The Nokia N97 will have a quick contacts bar and customizable widgets, which users can manage depending on their browsing habits and preferences. The location networking capabilities come from an integrated A-GPS sensor. The aim, according to Nokia, is to allow customers to interact with their favorite social networks in realtime and with accurate, up-to-the-minute location-sharing abilities.

Nokia N97 Features/ Technical Specifications

Display Type: Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 aspect ratio
Display Size: 3.5 inch
Resolution: 640 x 340 pixels

Handset: 117.2mm x 55.3mm x 15.9mm

Clarity: 5-megapixel camera
Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar lens 
Flash: Dual-LED flash
Video Quality: DVD quality in 16:9 aspect ratio
Others: VGA front-facing camera to support video calling and conferencing

On-Board Memory: 32 GB on-board
Expandable Memory: 16 GB microSD card

Keyboard: Full QWERTY Physical keyboard (slide out screen)

Cellular Radio / Wireless
Cellular Technology: HSDPA (900/1800/1900) / GSM
Built-in GPS: A-GPS, Standalone GPS with Electronic Compass
3G Capable: Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi: Yes
Built-in Bluetooth: Yes 2.0+ EDR

Battery Power
Talk Time: 5 Hours
Music Playback: 37 Hours
Video Playback: 4.5 Hours

Operating System
Symbian OS: Fifth-edition Symbian S60 OS (version 9.4)

Other Features
Stream Flash videos
Light sensor
3D Nokia maps
Nokia Music Store
Nokia N-Gage 
Nokia Messaging
Free access to Nokia’s catalog of music (containing over four million tracks)
TV Out (video at 30fps/widescreen display)
Ovi Social Portal (competing with Apple's MobileMe) 
Free Ovi email account (push-like email, calendar and contacts synchronizing)
Customize widgets (applications) 

Cost approximately $695 
Expected release date - first half of 2009

Find the Nokia N97 Data sheet here

11 comments :: Nokia N97, the ultimate winner among smartphones

  1. Amazing!

  2. iphone still shits on nokia

  3. Smartphoneguru your blog rocks! Your wisdom is amazing. keep the blog going!

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  5. Which carriers, does anyone know?

  6. just like anything Nokia makes it won't come to the US until well after its prime, despite what they say.

  7. this will not beat the tegra apx or 600 by nvidia.

  8. Huge memory too
    Thanks guys for the info....
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  9. Not so fast. I own a nice N96, but I hate how slow it is. Nokia deserves credit for a very valuable feature to embed GPS coordinates into pictures as well. You shoulda mentioned that in your review. Further, your review does not address performance of how long it takes to open widgets, maps, photos, or how choppy video is... Yes, I like the very functional and valuable features, but Nokia needs to fundamentally provide better processor and faster memory. Bottom line: Don't shell out $700 for a phone with cheap memory and slow processor. Looking forward to a thorough review...

  10. iphone is too large, with out a big ugly rubber tube it gets easilly dents and sratches, with the rubber casing its huge.

  11. nice review i like it, thanks for share

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