Myself, EverythingBlaxx, & Amir decided to work together on this article to give you a nice long list of bullet points. Take a look at some of the changes we found and see if you have anything to add.
Option to customize current profile from the shortcut on homescreen.
Letters on the dialpad (however, those with European language packs installed won’t get this feature).
Systemwide copy/paste from the keyboard (hold down the Shift key while there is highlighted text on the screen will change the softkeys on the side to copy and paste).
Tapping on the cover art in the music player will bring up the volume slider.
Photo gallery shows the date the image was taken/created if you use the scroll bar on the right (it only shows dd/yyyy however).
Not sure if this is new but you no longer have to tap directly on the progress bar on the Now Playing screen of the Music Player to jump around in a song. If you touch in the area between the bar and the title of the song and the artist, you can also jump around during a song/podcast/etc.
The clock appears at the top of the web browser when showing the status of a loading page.
Phone number type icons (mobile, work, home) fixed in Log.
In contacts app details for Facebook, MSN, Yahoo, Ovi, Gizmo, Google, Skype have been added.
New icons for the default themes (ie: Videos&TV, …)
New homescreen widget: “WLAN wizard”
When scrolling in Contacts/Music lists using the bar on the right, letters will appear, ala Apple iPhone.
Album art in music lists.
Podcast library in the Music Player sorts episodes by podcast.
Speed in the messaging application has considerably increased, I don’t have to wait 2 seconds to reply to a text
The photo layout is a lot better now, thumbnails load faster it seems.
Long-press keys to get secondary functions.
Ovi Store application & page loading seems to be much faster and smooth; also new content has been added.
You can now move the clock/date widget anywhere on the homescreen.
SIP/Voip settings have been added. Use this tutorial to get it working on your Nokia N97 (we will cover this more extensively in the near future).
John, 05 Nov 2009can i buy a bluetooh DVB-H and be able to watch tv on this phone?Yes, i saw a YouTube video before
shadowking, 05 Nov 2009I dont know why everybody is whining about the cons if there are so much pros.... The NOKIA N9... moreiPhone is just good at a few areas like multitouch and shiny material used)
N97 beAt iPhone in other aspects, the design, the nokia service, mature os!!!...etc
don't care about apple app store!
N97 is the ideal phone, of course nokia can make n98 with omap3 256 ram!
I dont know why everybody is whining about the cons if there are so much pros.... The NOKIA N97 IS the COOLEST Phone EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
hey frnds i m samsung omnia hd user does any body have downloaded the sky force reloded from ovi store.
prasanna, 05 Nov 2009now available with kinetic scrolling in new updatesonly in version 20
tryin to chill for the price to go a little down...coz i know nokia very well,in two days time there will be anther phone which will be madder than N97...so have to think twice
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2009Why there is no one click to kill all open apps? Haveing to close apps one by one is frustrati... moreThe back button disapears after a few seconds and only comes back after you press the bottom right of the screen.
Why there is no one click to kill all open apps? Haveing to close apps one by one is frustrating. Especially on the little 128of ram
why back/option button put on the side not on the bottome in order to save space and easier for flick scrolling
how can we feedback to nokia about this to help them improve this in next firmware update?!!!!!!
TurboRun, 04 Nov 2009Guys why do you questioning so much regarding your Symbian Smartphone? I mean for me, yes... t... moreIf you are intrested in helping symbian ui
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Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970English, of all the languages in the world, the greatest language ????? I dont think so.
It is more like something disposable. You know Use and Throw kinds.
Think about it.
HG, 03 Nov 2009This review is based on the N97's performance after installation of v20 firmware. I have used... moreLooks like Apple finally hired a professional. But even he cant help but point out some positives.
Guys why do you questioning so much regarding your Symbian Smartphone? I mean for me, yes... the QWERTY keyboard on Nokia N97 is not so practical. And there is so many lagging on its system. but with the right software, firmware, and less of java item on your Nokia N97,... Your Smartphone will working smoothly. Dont you forgot, that this is among the last generation on SYMBIAN 1. With the upcoming of SYMBIAN 2 (Nokia Still Developing on it)... I Believe that all the things that you're all ever dream of .... is not impossible anymore. I don't have any intention to promote my Blog,... But if all of you want to want to view what is the next SYMBIAN which made by nokia ... Check this out http://turborun.wordpress.com
I do really impressed by the upcoming design of SYMBIAN NOKIA.
i by mistake activated the fixed dail contacts and the phone is not dialing any number and i dont know how 2 deactivated ???
i am fed up on using n97 it makes my patience go out . it hangs a lot.128mb ram is not enough for n97 . but iphone is better than n97