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Old 02-12-2008, 09:06 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.
It's smaller and lighter than the E90 that sits in my pocket quite happily most of the day...

Alas, the screen is smaller than the E90's inner, but it is still seriously tempting...

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:08 AM
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Beer only 32G ?

I heard him specifically state 64G ..
is that assuming 32G internal + 32G microSD card?

its a beautiful looking device ..

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:11 AM
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I'd like to see some pics of the back

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:11 AM
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Cpu

Any word on the CPU? HAve they taken the required step forward? ARM Cortex A8 core perhaps?

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:13 AM
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Hey, I didn't say no-one used QWERTY. I just said that most people didn't.

As for pocketability - I carry my phones in my BREAST pocket ;-). Somehow I doubt E90, or Iphone, or N97 will survive there. Anyhow, I think when you are getting this level of functionality, who cares if you can pocket it or not.

DUAL LED? No HD video? Why, Nokia, why? Why? I think processor/RAM info of this beast will make an interesting read.

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:14 AM
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The best 'netbook' just arrived.

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:15 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.
Touch has been part of Symbian since before it was Symbian...

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:20 AM
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Thanks, I've fixed the pixels typo in Rafe's first paras.... it is indeed nHD etc.

I'm torn on the N97. On the one hand, Nokia has brought a lot of bits together in one device. On the other hand, the three year old N93 beats it on video capture, the two year old E90 beats it on screen size, the year old N82 beats it on photography, etc.

But let's go with the positive - the N97's certainly the most converged Symbian device we've ever seen, taking into account ALL areas of functionality.

What I'm looking forward to, though, is an N93/N82 replacement..... 8-)
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:27 AM
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almost perfect

finally, a true successor to the Psion 5MX, how long did that take ?

what's going on with the space bar being off-center ?

I would like to have seen a xenon flash and photo light like the c905, other than that I can't really fault it. (it's already at flagship device price point, would it have really cost that much more?)

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:30 AM
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Wow

Yes, please. That's what I want, but ehhh, can you shave of that extra centimeter?

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:51 AM
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finally, a true successor to the Psion 5MX, how long did that take ?
Now if only it had Psion's database program on board!!

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:56 AM
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I think Nokia have finally announced the phone I have been waiting for, my N95 is kicking on strong for the meantime and could easily last another 6 months. It will also be interesting to see what other manufacturers bring out in the next 6 months also...
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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.
Apparently the haptic feedback for screen touches technology that Nokia is going to use on its touch phones is not possible with OLED screens. Hence, if we want touch, it has to be LCD TFT screens.

Non-touch based phones (on the 5th edition) could have OLED screens

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This is going to be about as popular as the E90 and N810. I wouldn't mind betting that even the N96 will sell more than this. "Iceberg! Dead ahead!"
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Apparently the haptic feedback for screen touches technology that Nokia is going to use on its touch phones is not possible with OLED screens. Hence, if we want touch, it has to be LCD TFT screens.

Non-touch based phones (on the 5th edition) could have OLED screens
Hmmmm the haptic feedback is based usually on a single vibrating motor behind the screen (unless it area specific then they may use say multiple smaller ones)

I imagine its probably more that nobody has made a OLED touchscreen that's cheap enough yet rather than it being a problem with the haptic side of things.
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