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Old 02-12-2008, 08:17 AM
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Nokia N97 - Nseries with touch and QWERTY

Nokia today announced the launch of the Nokia N97. It is the first touch-enabled Nseries device and has a horizontal tilt-slide form factor. It transforms from a touch slate to a landscape QWERTY device. The device, which has an Internet and entertainment focus, runs on S60 5th Edition, has a customisable, widget-based, home screen and full support for Ovi services.
It features a 3.5 inch (360 x 480 resolution) touchscreen with haptic feedback, 5 megapixel camera (with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash), A-GPS and compass sensors, comprehensive connectivity options (WiFi, tri-band HSDPA, Bluetooth and USB), and 32GB of internal flash memory. Read on for more.

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:27 AM
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Did nokia miss anything here they usualy always do but I can't see it, looks great 32gb and memory card qwerty and touch screen, higher resolution huge battery and it's n-gage comparable :0 I don't care how much this one costs I'm marking it perfect!
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:31 AM
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Even bigger than the iPhone and the iPhone is already far too large to be comfortably pocketable.

No go for me.

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:35 AM
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Very good hardware but the touch layer is just piggy-backed on an 8 years old obsolete OS/UI, it's a mess. Nokia should have designed a new UI from the scratch, most developers must update their old S60 apps to v5 anyways.

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Resolution

I would say the resolution is 360*640, not 360*480, right? Since it's 16:9...

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:36 AM
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Why oh why do flagships and exciting launches always have to be big in size? Can't they launch a revolutionary phone which is also compact in size? If they wanted to give it a qwerty keyboard, cant a sliding one the size of which is equivalent to the one on the e71 be used?

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Screen resolution

"It features a 3.5 inch (360 x 480 resolution)" - kind of disappointing when one starts reading the article... but then...
"3.5 inch, 360 x 640 (nHD) resolution 'conductive' touch TFT screen with 16 million colours" - much better! May be worth fixing...

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:41 AM
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No dedicated number keys on the keyboard. That's too bad. But you can't have everything. I'm glad I cancelled my N96 preorder - this is the phone I want.

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The screen seems to be slightly shorter and visibly narrower than the iPhone's, how can be the diagonal size the same 3.5"?

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where's the digital tv? i was hoping they'd include the dvb-h receiver. :(

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Oh yes

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:49 AM
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Too big, too effing big. i applaud Nokia for making us Nokia device owners feel like king of the hill, but thats about the appeal of the N97 - it is a HALO model. But it is too big to carry in the pocket. That's what drove many people off iphone.

Paradoxically, this is making the 5800 look even better. See, it is lighter, pocketable, comes with the same screen, and has all the features anyone could ask for. What N97 has over 5800 is the QWERTY (which most of us don't use), the built-in memory (if 8 gb is not enough for somebody, 32 wont be enough as well), a better finish (ok, you got me on that one), and software bells and whistles (which someone will port over to vanilla s60 5th soon enough).

So yes, ideal for the business tycoon or the drug lord. Not for Joe the Plumber. ;-). Perhaps thats precisely its positioning.

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Looks like the screen is a TFT and not the new OLED type. I hoped for Nokia to implement those screens in as many phones possible.
I love the N97. But I think I would have loved it more if it had 8 MPx. Please, don't see this as me moaning. I'm not.

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:52 AM
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Quite amused. I left my N73 for a HTC Kaiser / Tilt, and now Nokia tempts me back with a Nokia with tilt clothing. With great specs and a decent price, too.

Note: I use QWERTY extensively on my Tilt - e-mail and IM (MSN, AIM).

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New want-it, but is it an E-series phone?
 

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