lucky hawk, 01 Dec 2009had it 10 days ago. Upgraded it to v20. Great phone. No problems whatsoever, except for a shor... moreI actually think that v20 firmware has made battery life worse. I have to charge daily or just about. To conserve battery, you could switch widgets to offline mode, as constantly updating the home screen eats up power. You could turn screen brightness to lower level. I also looked online, and apparently using GSM instead of dual mode or UMTS uses less battery. To do this, go to settings> connectivity> network> network mode then change to gsm. Some users have said that they get 2-3 days battery life without charging. I'm going to try this myself and will report back.
levis makati, 01 Dec 2009do other map applications will work with this new phone?googlemaps works perfectly with the n97. im my experience it's even faster than ovi maps, although you have to be online to use it.
Muzi, 01 Dec 2009I find it strange that such an expensive phone does not have a stylus, spare face protector an... morePlease remember to backup contents data all the time if u r n97 user..and good luck.
Muzi, 01 Dec 2009I find it strange that such an expensive phone does not have a stylus, spare face protector an... moreCorrection sorry, I thought I was still in the E72 forum. Yes the E72 I bought for my gf today did come with a pouch. When I bought my N97 a few months ago there was a stylus in the box and a pouch, I bought a non Nokia screen protector which was a hell of a lot cheaper than the original, not sure where you are but there are hundreds of phone accessory shops here in the Philippines that sell those.
Muzi, 01 Dec 2009I find it strange that such an expensive phone does not have a stylus, spare face protector an... moreThe E72 I bought today came with a pouch and you should be able to buy a screen protector (Nokia original or copy) at any phone accessory shop.
I find it strange that such an expensive phone does not have a stylus, spare face protector and pouch? How can I get one, especialy the face protector?
Is there AIM or MSN messenger on the phone? If there isn't can you install it via apps or something?
lucky hawk, 01 Dec 2009had it 10 days ago. Upgraded it to v20. Great phone. No problems whatsoever, except for a shor... moreyou can buy online the MUGEN battery 1800Mah for N97 Without changing the back cover cause it is the same size as the original nokia battery!
And The Fruit Phone already has skype for quite some time, But It Is Still missing on this phone:(
had it 10 days ago. Upgraded it to v20. Great phone. No problems whatsoever, except for a short battery time. I admit that i use the internet over Edge for around 3hrs with a couple of calls but this is not enough reason to drain the battery by the end of the same day. My old e51 would last 4-5 days without recharging with a higher average use, although nokia specs give 4.5 hrs for e51 vs 9hrs for n97 for gsm use. Could it be that having the screen lit (while browsing) drains the battery faster?
Any thoughts on that battery problem?
How do you, n97 users, rate your personal battery experience?
Where is the integrated skype?
where is nokia im application ?
why i cant log in nokia account to download the n 97 version sip voip setting application?
why there is on threaced sms and nokia conversation
why there is so many why about this phone??
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2009Thank you for reply How should I know that the phone I want to buy is preliminary fixed for... moreI don't think that there is a specific date to be able to tell whether or not you have a newer version. I guess you'd just have to ask the shop when you buy it; tell them that you know about the acknowledged camera lens problem, and ensure that if you do buy it, you will be able to get it repaired/replaced free of charge should you run into problems.
mark, 30 Nov 2009the scratched lens was a problem for early handsets but nokia have rectified this problem with... moreThank you for reply
How should I know that the phone I want to buy is preliminary fixed for lens scratch and is new series? The product manufacture date should be after what time to be sure about that? And if this new series cover all manufacturers like china or just Finland N97 series?
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2009please helllppp mee, How long can you watch a movie with Nokia N97, how long does the battery ... moreI'm sure you can get up to 2 hours of video playback time easily as I've managed to get 1.40 minutes while my battery level was less than 50 percent.
stephanie, 30 Nov 2009how can i tell if an n97 is a real nokia n97 and not a clone? what codes can i use to verify t... moreIf you google it, there are a few articles about how to spot a fake. Off the top of my head, I think the screen is a bit smaller, and the keyboard looks different (the backlight of the numbers and symbols is orange instead of blue). Also I think the home button is black instead of silver. You can go to nokia shop and ask them to verify the authenticity of your phone. To avoid getting ripped off with a fake (eg on ebay) stay away from anything mentioning "chinese version". These are fakes.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2009please helllppp mee, How long can you watch a movie with Nokia N97, how long does the battery ... moreif you watch movies often, then i don't think the battery will fare too well assuming you also do other things eg web browsing, calls etc. you will need to charge daily. my advice would be to invest in another battery. it would be well worth it if you use your phone for a complete multimedia experience.
I've had the phone for almost two months and after some niggling problems with it (mainly hanging and phone not turning on), since updating to firmware 2.0 it handles much better. I now feel like I'm able to use the phone to its full potential. It's also snappier and kinetic scrolling enriches the overall experience. Also, I dropped the phone onto concrete last week and was very pleased that all it has to show for it is a little scratch on the side. At that moment, I was very relieved that I didn't get a capacitive screen phone!
Marzuk , India, 30 Nov 2009Hai friends..now am using nokia 5800xm...am really like to buy nokia n97 ...which one is bett... morei think the white one looks more stylish, but like someone else said it is a dirt magnet and you will probably see scratches etc more clearly. i have the black one, and have dropped it a couple of times, and you can barely see the scratches. don't think the white one would fare so well.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2009please helllppp mee, How long can you watch a movie with Nokia N97, how long does the battery ... morei don't watch movies on my phone so can't give you a specific answer, however my experience is that you will have to charge the phone daily. i actually think that since the firmware update thatt battery life has gotten worse, but i don't mind because the device is more stable. if you do watch a 2hr movie, then i doubt the battery will last a full day, unless you don't do much else with the phone. if you turn off widgets then you will save battery.