OMG!!! Nokia's answer to the iPhone 3G and Samsung Omnia...im just wondering how much will this be, especially in the Philippines..im gonna wait for this!
Aha, this phone desires for watching movies, so it sets 32Gi...you can buy another Flash driver outside this phone n' use it like a portable unit when you go out anytime...it's rather disappointed abt camera 5. inspide of 8. or higher, 10. exa..
Everybody are waiting the price when this realeases n' Nok points in market reaction...
Well, in my opinion it is not completely correct to compare Nokia smartphones with other WM pocket pc's because of the target group...
People who buy Nseries are in most cases not people who are tech savvy... Without the Nokia label most of them would not buy a smartphone...they buy Nokia smartphone - because it has a better camera(megapixel hype) or the ridiculous 16MILLION colours etc
WM is mostly bought by people who want smartphone. Logically this group is more limited... I like WM more (freedom, applications, not being interested in a finger based GUI), but for most of people the simple, user friendly and closed phone is better... Most people are not interested in running high caliber applications on their phones
I hope that WM will not be dumbed down to s60 level... Maybe it would become more popular among masses, but I guess there would be a price for real smartphones users
Nokia bribes, copies Windows Mobile and buys their own puppet-Symbian
New slogan of Nokia is now "Nokia - Copying People" apparently. Why innovate when you can copy? The Nokia N97, that Nokia announced today at Nokia World event in Barcelona, EU, is actually a copycat of an old Windows Mobile phone - HTC TyTN II:
Furthermore Nokia also:
... bribed several journalists and bloggers by paying for their flights to Barcelona, hotel rooms, food and free demo units of various Nokia devices - not that it is anything new here, but it is worth noticing how many journalists do not disclose at all who paid for their stay at Nokia World.
... completed purchase of Symbian Ltd. - previously Nokia owned only "part" of Symbian but de-facto it was fully controled by Nokia. We were the only publication that was claiming that Symbian is not an independent consortium but just a puppet of Nokia and now the final ultimate confirmation of this claim has materialized. We were right all the time!
... launched Nokia Messaging that is trying to mimick what RIM BlackBery and MS Exchange are doing: push email.
... launched Nokia Maps that is trying to mimick 3D functionality and other features of Google Maps and Microsoft Live Search Maps..Commentary: Nokia still has the biggest market share in the smartphone market globally, but this share is dropping significantly due to huge sales of Apple iPhone and soon it will shrink even more thanks to Google Android. Furthermore in USA - the biggest economy in the world - Nokia's market share in smartphones is tiny and Nokia lags there behind both Apple iPhone and Windows Mobile. New Nokia N97 has no multi-touch and its design is carbon copy of old HTC design. Conclusion: truly Nokia's new slogan should be "Nokia - Copying People".
This is ultimate phone. And who the hell cares about 8mpx camera? 5 mpx is optimal with size of lens on mobile phones, 8mpx is brutal overkill and alot of noise, thats all. Only thingie i miss on this mircale is FM transmitter... but N97 is still king.
Any idea of the processor or RAM memory on this phone? is it going to be a led flash or xenon? greetings from argentina!
The screen tilts! Did HTC make the hardware? ;p
Seriously, this looks like a viable replacement for my TyTN II:
- bigger, better, hopefully more responsive, screen
- faster (cross fingers) OS [I'm sick of WinMo]
- 3.5mm audio jack
Only major gripe is that it's as big as the TyTN II (its size is a major bummer for me as well). Hopefully the actual thickness will be at the low end of the given range (15.9mm vs 18.3mm). At least it's lighter than the TyTN II by a good 40g or so.
DAVID, 03 Dec 2008the nokia is allredy sick with 5 mega camera not advance camera like 8 mega in samsung shame o... moreDude, just to let you know, lens is Carl Seiz, so dn't be talking all smack on Nokia, Sammy aint all that and a ba of potato chips. You can tell you sammy to kiss Nokia's lil behind
i just hate the qwerty keyboard. that makes it look like an eseries device. i hate business phones. i hate phones with a qwerty keyboard. does this phone have a fm transmitter? if it doesnt, its really disappointing. i hope the next nseries phone will finally be good enough becos n97 really is a big disappointment. touchscreen with qwerty keyboard looks so ugly.
come on there's no need to get an 8mp camera on the phone. get a digital camera!
another disappointing phone from nokia. too bad they dont make good phones anymore since n95 8gb.
This phone is great, is the best phone nokia has ever made and I can't wait for next year to get mine. I wanna be the 1st one lol. People also needs to stop complaining about the MPX, nokia is not on the race for MPXs. If you want a nokia with an 8MPX camer just wait for next year thats when is gonna be coming out.
what an outdated phone, nokia takes a lot of time to make their first touched screen phone, what a looser company............
I hope this phone comes out sooner than it's supposed to. I want this phone so bad. It will replace my iphone 3g. Many touchscreen phones have already been released saying that they're better than my iphone, but I simply ignored all of them after watching some demos. The N97 seems to be the only one that can defeat my iphone, both in functionality and UI. Although I still think that the iphone still has the smoother UI, but the N97's UI seems fluid as well, and not frustrating like those other iphone killer wannabes. The iphone's glory days are starting to dim, and hopefully, Apple would realize that restricting their customers is not a good thing =) Now that the N97 has arrived, iphone owners will surely switch to this new touchscreen marvel. Only reason why iphone owners stick with their iphones is because the iphone's UI is unmatched. Not anymore. Thanks to Nokia.
Too bad its being released soo late.. it has great features and a nice spec list along with a slick design, but thats only for now.. theres no telling what samsung or SE will release. dont get me wrong, im a fan of nokia but this phone will be out of date by the time they release it.