Ok. Let's get something straight from the start. The fact that the dpad is set on the left of the keyboard doesn't mean that the phone is intended for left hand users. I had the nokia 3300 which used the same layout and i still swear that that phone has the best keyboard. The reason for having the dpad there is gaming...the n-gage used the same layout and any gaming console that i can think of uses the same layout. I don't understand why, but no one complained about this in the psp as far as i know...anyway, i hope that the keypad is better than the original n97, because that phone has an appaling thumbboard. Almost no feedback from the keys, very little travel distance and it only has 3 rows (something nokia has chosen not to address in the n900 too). You can probably get used to it, but i don't want to spend an arm and a leg to "get used to it". After using any of the communicators thumbboards you will understand what i'm talking about.the 9210 for example is an ancient phone but you can't find as good a qwerty keyboard in any other phone. And the e90's isn't bad either...
Is this mini version made of metal except the resistive screen?
Battery cover and the body is made of metal?
First of all this phone's keyboard looks more normal than the normal version, which's navigational button seems to fit better the left-handed ppl. Personaly, as a right-handed european, i belive that this device fits better my needs and also the slightly ellegant finish is among pros. Maybe this will sound a little bit far fetched, but an update like this has been expected, so the normal version's price will decrease and this way it will become available to lower buget pokets. Overall, it's worth waiting for its release!
Nokia corp, if you do read please stop giving us good phones but bad os please please and please make a phone with windows mobile or google Android for once, give it a try and see what happens, make n900 have win mo or android and see how it will fly off the shelves.
What's the difference between this one & the original N97 ????
They sure look the same & almost the features !
I'm never gonna buy any thing got the name : MINI in it
jack, 11 Sep 2009has nokia's designing dept. run outta ideas? No, but this one is much better design IMO then 7705 or 6790 that they just released.
n82, 11 Sep 2009I don't know, what is difference with the basic N97?It is a mini(smaller) version of the original. Has more memory as well but comes without the camera cover :( Also doesn't have a d-pad that you don't really need on a touch screen.
Dilip, 09 Sep 2009Every thing is fine but, I was unable to find the camera specifications.i believe it has an image capture of up to 5 megapixels. see: http://www.allaboutsymbian.com..._officia.php
why does everybody complain on THE MINI? u dont even know hoe it works and the nokia factory never does something worse than the last time! i trust this model very much
This phone gives Push Email option? What is the difference between Push Email and BB connect???
Have you seen the outrageous price on this phone?
It's 560€!! That's like 100€ more than the original N97(street price)...so much for mini.
Even in Nokia's Online Store the N97 is 10€ cheaper than the mini...haha.
The N97 Mini is a beautiful phone, much better and looking then the plastic N97, and much sleeker. It's made out of metal like the E71. I saw a demo unit today at Nokia showroom, it looks and feels amazing, breathes pure quality. This is one classy phone, it makes the original N97 look and feel cheap. Can't wait til it comes out.