choy, 19 Oct 2009hello friend,is it really good to buy n97 rather than iphone 3g?coz im planning to buy n97 thi... moreI would suggest that you try out both the n97 and iphone first and see which one you like better. Both have their pros and cons. i would say that the main advantages of n97 are the keyboard, bluetooth, better camera, multitasking, being able to customise homescreen. Where i think the iphone 3gs is better is that it's more user friendly, it's faster (ram is better), internet browsing is probably a smoother experience. So it really depends on what you want from a phone. If you're a power user who has more than 5 things going at once, neither phone will probably suit you (best wait for n900 i think-looks like it was made to multitask).
This is one of the best phones I've had ! I've used them all 1 SE,SAMSUNG,LG,HTC an the iphone 3G aswell,
but the N97 rules the roost. it has all the features which one wants in a phone !
This phone has the BP4L battery from Nokia , the best battery nokia has produced till date.
I was also apprehensive when I bought the phone as I heard a lot of negative opinions, But this baby just ROCKS !
The Latest Firmware update available is V12.0.026.
Update the phone and it rocks like anything !!!!!!
donald, 18 Oct 2009why must people argue like children? No phone is perfect, people have different needs and that... moreWell said, my friend. I am in the same situation. Nokia N-series simply have more features. And the N97 has simply such an awesome design!;)Well worth the money. The biggest problem I had with the iPhone was the battery, lack of bluetooth and the dust that got under the screen. WHY??? 3G S costs about the double of N97!! Apple have still a far way to come near to NOKIA. Just a guy's opinion...
anon, 18 Oct 2009look, i owned the n97 since begining of aug. i have been nokia fan for life, but things change... moreHey I also own N97 since it was launched and I can't find any major problem with it.It works quite good and the music player is great when you use better headphnoes.It's true that it has some minor bugs especialy after version 12 but I hope they will fix them with v.20.
Anonymous, 18 Oct 2009Apple will never offer you phone with keypad! Phone with xenon flash p2p online video st... morehello friend,is it really good to buy n97 rather than iphone 3g?coz im planning to buy n97 this end of october.
actually im now planning to buy n97 this november,but im not sure if its good,can any one help me or recommend better than n97?thanks a lot.
This phone is excellent. Its has very good hardware, Its fast and loaded with tonnes of features. Voice commands to include blue tooth, Web, music etc. Full internet. Camera is great with good color reproductions.
Phone needs spell check feature for words not spelt correctly. Hope this is included in the new software. This phone is the I Phone killer
my phone rocks i get to download alot of stuff cuz it so great it is not the nokia n97 it is alg so get lose...hahaha
hey people its bella , ok about this phone right the nokia n97 i have this 4 about three months now and it is working just rite ...... so idk what the complain is bout .
why must people argue like children? No phone is perfect, people have different needs and that's why there are various devices out there to suit all budget types. Apple fanboys need to stop with the ridiculous 'nokia is going down' comments as nokia is still the number one seller of mobile phones worldwide. They have multiple phones compared to apple's solitary iphone, which while is deserving of its 'king of the smartphones' reputation, is a high end device that not everyone can afford. I used to have an iphone but traded it for an n97, mainly coz i miss being able to bluetooth files to my friends, and the keyboard. I dont regret my decision one bit. Each to their own.
Carla, 18 Oct 2009I'm no tech expert, but i'm happy with this phone. All i've done really is delete unnecessary ... moreHave a look at the site
they have official words from nokia employee about the release date for fw2
and the hand on experience of fimware 2
they say firmware 2 makes the n97 much stable and the ram remains consistently wthin 25-30mb range with multitple apps running:)))))))
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2009Just want. To know how the happy n97 users live with the 434mhz CPU no gpu and 128ram? Ca... moreI'm no tech expert, but i'm happy with this phone. All i've done really is delete unnecessary files from c-drive (and reinstall to mass storage), and delete cache every so often. I'm not what you'd call a power user, but this phone fulfills my needs-typically i like to surf the web (2-3 pages open at once), chat on fring, and listen to music at the same time and this phone handles that quite well. I've had it for 2 months now and have had only had a couple of problems with lagging and crashing, which is what you'd expect from mobile computers these days. I do think the ram could be better, especially for a flagship device.
Ive had this phone for 5 weeks now and have had fun getting to know it. The things i like most about it are the keyboard, the massive storage, camera, and that i can customise the homescreen. Where i think it could be better is web browsing (which is not as smooth an experience as on other phones), and the ram could be better. Hopefully the new firmware will improve at least the latter. Other than that i love this phone.
anon, 18 Oct 2009look, i owned the n97 since begining of aug. i have been nokia fan for life, but things change... moreThis is the last Nokia and it will be replaced a.s.a.p
If I travel to sea level the touch screen dose not work, at home 1500m above MSL it is ok.
The keypad is useles than you can not reach the EXIT or any other buttons on the bottom menu bar.
The OVI link supplied causes only havoc with Contact list updating and navigation system. I used only Nokia since 1998 but with this one I made a bad purchase!
anon, 18 Oct 2009look, i owned the n97 since begining of aug. i have been nokia fan for life, but things change... moreWe can turn the flash off in web page and enable aitofill form
great option to let web page load faster
hope the phone not slow down after I load it with thousand of songs
look, i owned the n97 since begining of aug. i have been nokia fan for life, but things changed after me buying this crap phone. yes its nice for the first 2 days, then u find: errors, restart phone notices, SLOW overall, music player is VERY slow i have 1200 songs, takes about 15 secs to go back to original list of songs, pc suite is crap, OVI store is ridiculous, there is nothing interesting there and all the same. and yes it does have the v12 (latest so far) which made little difference.
If i was to chose now, i would go for the Iphone or HTC for sure. this is a very crappy phone; unfortunately for nokia its their flagship. so think twice before buying it.
Going to buy n97 next month or December
is the headset come with the n97 has the remote control and microphone in it?
Is the sound quality of the headset good?
Does it support microsdhc memory card 16g?
What are the best nokia headset that works with n97 very well?
And what are the good accesssories for n97????
Apple will never offer you
phone with keypad!
Phone with xenon flash
p2p online video streaming on web page
... Want me to continue
n97 is all in one phone . Better than n900 but not than the maemo6 phone !!:))))
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970The reason for that is because there are people with more money than sense. they just fall for the display of the phone which is quite good to play games. the iphone is not practical in day to day life. its just a fact!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ebi, 17 Oct 2009hi guys.i want to know whats deference n97 and n900???
the price is alitle deference.i am goi... moreTo EBI,
I own a n97 so I do not know much about the n900 except the things I've read in reviews.
Everyone seems to say its faster and better than the n97 better web browser and all.
I did regret buying n97 after seeing some of n900 videos, but now I am very satisfied with my phone because n900 is a bit to big to heavy for me, so no more regret n97 is the best device for me at the moment.
The only other cell I am a little interested in is the sony satio the screen touch of the satio seems to be the best but whats missing is the qwerty keyboard.