The N97 is nothing more then a tiny step for Nokia whereas with phones like the N82 giant leaps were achieved.
There is no point trying to defend the N97. Although it has great features it is nothing more then Nokia's attempt to play catch up in the touch screen market.
Iphone is not that great either. It can't compete in hardware against the likes of Samsung and Nokia and it can't compete in software against Android. Its an overpriced piece of wannabe.
Nokia will take back what ever market share they have recently lost if the next flagship model will incorporate these features amongst the normal found:
- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 16M colours
- 32GB-64GB on board storage
- 12MP camera wide 28mm Carl Zeiss lens
- Video record at 720x480@30fps
- Dual core processors (350MHZ)
- Make Symbian open source
- Free OVI map navigation
- Free Quickoffice
Right now the majority of the above mentioned features can be found in phones so why not put them all in one like with the N82
Pepsi, 06 Aug 2009I already have an iPhone, I wouldn't change it for anything else at the moment. This phones ve... morehahaha its not because its crappy they r upgrading the Symbian 2 3 and 4... if it was crappy Nokia would have fallen a long time ago and symbian wouldnt be the #1 O/S...
every O/S gets updated just like the O/S on your computer... if it is upgraded this means it was crappy?!?!?!
man please talk some sense come on....
gems, 06 Aug 2009so when did u return Nokia phone thats not very clear.i never did return any of the Nokia phones i used, thats the point...
i am totally satisfied with Nokia...
thats y i dont use anything else but Nokia...
this is from my experiance man... you dont have to agree with me...
you might be more comfortable with i-phone or samsung or SE ext...
all phones have issues when its 1st launched in the market especially software bugs, and after a while it gets fixed so where is the big deal in that?
Guys, dont listen to these apple/iphone fan kids.
this is a good good phone, had it fo two weeks and hasnt crashed yet, everything works fine.
but remember as soon as you get the phone you need to update the firmware to V11, uninstall facebook and accuweather widgets or at leat remove them from your home screen, they drain your battery, RAM and make the phone crash.
you can also unistall all programs installed on C drive (phone memory) and reinstall them on E drive (mass memory).
here is a link on how to optimize N97
after doing that you wont have a problem, its got a nice big screen with a lovely keyboard, FM transmitter, GPS navigation (i use garmin mobile XT), texting and web browsing is a joy, its like a little laptop.
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2009no man its not crappy at all... if u dont like symbian well then u got other choices as u ... moreI already have an iPhone, I wouldn't change it for anything else at the moment. This phones version of Symbian is crappy. Symbian themselves know that, and they are now developing Symbian 2 and 3, one of which is supposedly being released at the end of 2009/early 2010. So all these new phones with this version of Symbian are going to be majorly disadvantaged next year when they are outdated.
NOKIA, 06 Aug 2009Yeah i am a Nokia fan and i only buy Nokia. i have been using Nokia since 1996 (b4 you were bo... moreIt is your problem then one in several tens of millions irrelevant to Iphone great success
Pepsi, 06 Aug 2009It's crappy because Nokia took a year to release it. It would have been great months ago befor... moreno man its not crappy at all...
if u dont like symbian well then u got other choices as u mentioned... your not obliged to go with symbian man but its not crappy...
neither is i-phone or HTC or anything else... u have a big choice in the market now so one of them should suit ur taste... :)
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2009in Indonesia the 16gb Iphone 3G cost about US$1.200 and N97 only cost you less than US$700, ca... moreYeah man.. and also you still have to subscribe monthly. Why? this is because sh!tty way apple marketing their product in Indo.
they just throw the whole lot to one provider to monopolyze this and the price. And can you imagine the price of 3GS when it launch? I dare not imagine. LOL.. it's CRAZY dude!!
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2009whats so crappy about it?? the software? update it to V11... nothing wrong with the N97 it wor... moreIt's crappy because Nokia took a year to release it. It would have been great months ago before the launch of the 3G S and the new Android phones, now it gets blown away by its competition. Symbian series 60? Ewww!
Michal, 06 Aug 2009Had this phone about a month - piece of crap.
I work at a phone shop and more than half i sel... morewhats so crappy about it?? the software? update it to V11... nothing wrong with the N97 it works perfectly...
check this out "The Great iPhone Lockdown"
this is typical from apple.
Had this phone about a month - piece of crap.
I work at a phone shop and more than half i sell come back due to problems. Software on N series is always going to be sh*t..
Anonymous, 06 Aug 2009in Indonesia the 16gb Iphone 3G cost about US$1.200 and N97 only cost you less than US$700, ca... moreIn Australia the N97 is $1199, the iPhone 3GS 32GB is $1129, they ripping you off in Indo.
very good phne:) only problem with all dem new nokia phns. Non of em read sis files...that is so frusrating.
the old 6630 for example read every file. why can nokia jst not make this happen. new software is under sis....??
i recently bought nokia n97 from gaffar market, this is the worst ever phone i have till date, it too slow to bear, bettry backup is also disgustaing, camera and sound quality is also very poor. it is better to buy tourch wala phone than buying it
in Indonesia the 16gb Iphone 3G cost about US$1.200 and N97 only cost you less than US$700, can you imagine how expensive that rubbish Iphone???
the 32gb ipod touch only US$370, I own the ipod touch & all i can say that Ipod touch was really great, the difference between iphone & ipod touch just a phone, camera & a 3G access except that are the same, then would you dare to spend US$900 more only to have an iphone??? you really crazy dude