Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nokia Announces N97 Touch Phone

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Nokia announced its new flagship model N97 touchscreen phone, the company’s second smartphone with touch-sensitive display. With a slide bar QWERTY keyboard, it isn’t as sleek as some of its competitors; however, with cramped and inaccurate touchscreen QWERTY keyboards being a big complaint of the most recent touchscreen smartphones, I think Nokia went in the right direction with the N97. The N97 is set to arrive in the first half of 2009 and word is it will cost you (brace yourself) about $700 before taxes. Of course, we’re always hoping for the price to drop with a standard 2-year contract, but given Nokia’s history of carrier-support with the N-series, it looks like we’ll have to settle for our first-born child.


  • 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens and DVD-quality video
  • 640x360 resolution
  • Haptic feedback
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Tri-band HSDPA 3g
  • Wi-Fi
  • AGPS and Stand-alone GPS
  • Flash Support and Flash Video!!!
  • A whopping 32GB internal memory plus microSD slot for up to 16MB additional memory
  • Symbian S60 operating system with fully customizable home screen

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