Nokia N97 mini review: Less is more

GSMArena team, 12 November 2009.
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Preinstalled application keep you connected, informed and entertained

Nokia Drawing is a new and simple piece of software that lets you draw stuff with different colors and thickness of the pencil.

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Nokia Drawing

JoikuSpot Light is a free limited edition of JoikuSpot that shares your phone's 3G internet connection over WiFi (WLAN) to laptops and other WiFi devices. For a full feature set, you have to purchase the full JoikuSpot Premium at the Ovi Store.

The trial version on Nokia N97 mini supports only HTTP browsing, whereas the Premium one has more secure browsing plus VPN support.

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World Traveler is a handful open platform application developed by Psiloc that is aimed to make the traveler's life easier. The program offers four services - weather, world clock, currencies, and world map. More about this piece of software to be found here.

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World Traveler

AccuWeather for Nokia N97 mini is a Widget, which provides users with weather information for global locations including current conditions, 4-day forecasts, radar or satellite images, 15-day calendar view for a quick check of upcoming weather, hourly forecasts in graph format for visual display of temperature and conditions. It is also displayed on the home screen tab.

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Amazon is a simple application with different categories. There is also a search engine, which opens results directly in the Amazon site. You are also allowed to choose in which country you'd like to look for an item, which is great for the local buyers.

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Amazon application

AP Mobile, which was announced this month with the launch of Nokia N97, is an application that enables users to choose their news, offering personalized delivery of content set according to their preferences. Consumers can scroll through stories and AP photo galleries as well as watch AP videos. Interesting images, videos or news can be directly shared via Twitter or Delicious.

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AP Mobile is great for the Associated Press readers

Bloomberg application brings you up to date financial information. It has four tabs - news, markets, my stocks, and search section. If you are into finances, you can find out more about it at their website.

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Bloomberg application

The final noteworthy app is the Reuters Slideshow, which gets you galleries from the mobile version of It's not a news application, it just displays images from the several available categories with short explanatory texts.

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The Reuters Slideshow

Here are some more of the preinstalled applications:

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Elle CNN Video ESPNsoccernet Metro

The Elle application serves up news bits from the fashion world, interviews, horoscopes and lots and lots of photos. CNN Video is a more serious app, which lets you watch videos from CNN news reports.

ESPNsoccernet is invaluable to soccer fans - it has schedules, news, results, everything about soccer championships around the world. Metro is yet another source of world news.

And there are other apps, but you get the point - the Nokia N97 mini comes with just about the most preloaded apps we've seen.

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