2009 in hindsight: The N97 and where Nokia lost the plot

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As part of a series of content items looking back at the glory days of Nokia in smartphones (here's the first), in the Phones Show video below I cover the point at which it all went wrong, at least through the eyes of a single phone model. 2009's Nokia N97 was too little, too late, in terms of both hardware and software, I argue - though to be fair, the N97 was more ambitious in some ways than ever given credit for. See below for some informed and hopefully balanced analysis.

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Comments welcome, of course, especially from the AAS crowd who will have lived through this era first hand. As you'll have gathered from the video, I still have virtually ALL the Nokia smartphones of note from 2005 to about 2015, so I can continue going back to re-evaluate the designs and performance!

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