I currently have the N82, it's exactly the same specs as the N97 but not touch screen! Will not buy a $690 new phone to get touchscreen without the xenon flash! Will wait for the N98 or a new Ntouch phone with better specs!
defintely the best fone cant wait 2get my hands on n97 wel done nokia uv beat all the rest AGAIN woohoo
AdeL, 02 Dec 2008I think this phone will be a good phone but Not GREAT phone...because nokia with this ability ... moreiphone sucks!! i have one, and it is jailbroke. the functionality of it sucks. i prefer my n95 over my iphone. the n95 has different functionality..more of an all-around device. the n97 will surely cripple the iphone.
well it looks really good...on paper and even on video at YouTube...but I would hold onto those dollars and euros for awhile before rushing off and buying this phone...at least until they get the glitches out of it. Symbian OS has it's flaws one of which is that it often hangs when too many applications are open all at once. Unlike the iPhone OS which is specifically designed for the touchscreen interface, the Symbian OS - like the Windows Mobile Pro - has merely been adapted for the touch UI...so let's wait and see. Good luck Nokia.
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2008not even close to Xperia x1because it will be better than xperia1.
I think this phone will be a good phone but Not GREAT phone...because nokia with this ability will ALWAYS hangs!!!just like 7710 and N-series...I as it look in youtube it seems the graphic is not just like Iphone! I know that NOTHING cant have the iphone graphic!!!but every cell will have some problems for that people wait for other one and will buy IT :-d but if you look for beautiful cell & graphic and NO bluetooth I prefer Iphone!!!
Ricardo, 02 Dec 2008Would be perfect, if had an 8MP cam, 120fps VGA video, WVGA @30fps,xenon flash,smile/blink det... moreWhat's wrong with you? It's just a phone. People these days...No wonder the world is coming to an end!
erm, what a bad and non functional design. white is might be interesting on renders, but it's just an ugly brick in reality. dimensions are gigantic. and no oled display. when nokia will finally make something real? - small, thin, full-featured high-end smartphone.
Which the processor of this device? Why Nokia never specifies its processors? 500Mhz? More?
for se fans, what you can say now?! what you can say now?! i know what you all going to complaint, 5mp, large size blah blah blah but overall, nokia killed se!!!!!! whatever you say....
vote 10, 10, 10 for this phone to take down the w902, c905 etc phones that dont deserve to be where they are in the rankings, also rate these rubbish phones 1, 1, 1 this will even everything out and therefore make the list alot more realistic
Here a interview with the designer of the Nokia N97
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".
One of the best phone but i wish they come out with North American 3G and multi touch technology :)
Bling, 02 Dec 2008cracked you may be right but the phones that will be presented at barcelona will be the "first... moreIt will never end..Next will be the 10mp cameraphones and vga displays will be the norm..Then as thats just settles out will come the first fone will built in projector..Then hopefully the next type of phone will be introduced with the 10x life lithium polymer batterys ,, super bright leds expected to be 10x as bright and using ultro low power chips..battery life will no longer be a problem..Also on way is solar power skins for the fone to constantly keep it topped up ,,all the above is due to nan0-technology..I could explain how the above will come about but its long winded..So as has happened since 2001 every year things do get better some barely revolutionary but mainly evolutionary.I like them extra things like samsung put in like vivd messaging,,sonic wellness just something outside the box..One good thing especially in buisness is bio-metric feedback to help reduce stress,,so it will never end..
GREAT JOB NOKIA now try not to charge us our lives for it like most of the other N-series devices.
I hope it has a virtual T9 keypad. I like Qwerty but I'm used to the T9 style Keypad. I really love this phone and what it can do. I'm saving up now to buy it day 1 because I know it's going to be expensive just like all the other N-series devices but this is a must have. 32GB of Space Standard is just UNBELIEVABLE WITH an Expandable memory slot up to 16GB is just unreal.