You make the 3D performance ont he N97 seem worse than it is. Following your description the phone will only handle 2D only by the sound of it.
However, I have 3D games on my N97 and they work fine.
Examples of games I have on my N97 now: One (NGage - 3D fighter), ToonWarz (Ovi - 3D first person shooter, touch controls, 16:9 display), Resident Evil Degeneration (NGage Trail - 3D third person shooter), System Rush Evolution (NGage Trail - 3D), Mega Monsters (NGage Trail- 3rd person perspective), Need for Speed Undercover (NGage Trail - 3D arcade racing)
So if the 3D is as bad as you say, how come all of these games work?
I think you need to rethink you statement on that matter Mr. Litchfield