This phone is far from being a flagship. First of all lack of RAM then faulty hardware (camera gets scratched because of shutter cover and affects photos badly). I sold my N97 cos of this. I believe the N86 suffers the same lens problem.
I've now had this phone for a few days. Up until then i was using the E71. My first initial thoughts are the phone is very good & even though i've never had a touch screen phone i've become very used to using the N97. For those going from the E71 to this phone you will have to get used to the slightly different user interface. The size of the phone doesn't bother me & I do like the keyboard very much indeed. Overall a very good phone even though i've used it for just a few days. I'll keep you guys posted on my experiences as time goes by.
one more month, we will hear big announcement from nokia world 09
n97 is 2008 flagship
nokia must annouce a new much better phone than this
Ali Baba, 24 Jul 2009Blows the i-phone away, well done nokia.NOT according to Apple official sales figures it does NOT blow the Iphone away,
sorry, it is the other way around !
MEDHAT ISMAIL , EGYP, 24 Jul 2009hi every 1,i bought n97 twice & i found a big deffect in backlight in both.sometimes i push th... morePakistani but mine for East Africa Region Black, britness and sharpness worse than 5800 looks blurred, made n China annoys me could not resist waited for 3 weels but finish never available.
why you get both in batches something fishy might be stickers pasted. Even ver 11 updated but screen same blank even releasing unlock button.
must be having same fate of 5800 knocked out half price within 3 months, should be settling at 400$
I have just got N97 on Contract with Vodafone, could anyone tell me please if the GPS is free/built in.
Beware, ALL N86 and N97 Nokia phones have faulty camera shutter. Dust particles get trapped between the lens and the camera cover. When you slide it, the lens gets scratched and it affects pictures. Just google "N86 lens scratch" or "N97 lens scratch".. Very big hardware fault and Nokia has to fix it. DO NOT BUY do your research first!
hi every 1,i bought n97 twice & i found a big deffect in backlight in both.sometimes i push the bottom to unlock the phone but still no light.its a very good device but with a major manufacturing deffect.
i am considerin buyin one but can anyone tell me if this phone can read out text messages like the nokia 5700
beeso, 24 Jul 2009can anyone of the n97 users inform us about the touchscreen? is it effective or not? thanksits very sturdy
thank you guys i think i have just made my mind , i dont mind if anyone wants to add something more. he he thank u
hey everybody......the best phne ever i had iz nokia n97 in black edition....it really rocks.....i wz having bold it sucks...man....no camera result no voice quality...yakkkhhhh....n97....rocks!!!!!
hi guys ,why dont u try the new ovi store for all your applications, widgets, audio/video, games, u ve 2 categories 1>-show free only 2>-show paid only...
but before that u ve to register by some basic information needed...., u can only dwld wen u register....
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2009then bring it back to your providerHe brought it back to his provider who told him to go to the apple store.They fixed it in 20 minutes,but he was out of a working phone for a day from the time it happened at work till the next day.His concern is if it happens again after 1 year when his warranty is up.
Hi to all,my nokia n97 is really very good.Does anyone knows where to download UI auto rotation just like it shown in the nokia n97 commercial on TV.I believe the n97 is able to do that better than iphone.If anyone knows pls let us know,especially third party developers.Thank u
A LOT of the screenspace is wasted by the huge "exit" and "back" blocks! It makes the usable space on this phone's screen, very small, MUCH smaller then the iPhone or E90. Why does these blocks not go away when one is browsing or reading e-mails, and only come back when one touches the screen? Or why does Nokia not put them with the red and green buttons on the side?? The phone is not nearly as good as the iPhone OR the E90.
Have you updated your software to v11? Go to your Nokia service center so they can update. Warning though, all messages, contacts, videos/photos and other uploads can be erased. The touch screen of N97 will be noticeably improve. N97 will run smoothly. also, open your option window (you'll see all running programs) and close programs you don't need. The phone (just like your computer) will get confused with so many ongoing programs and will hang..
I also read a good comment in this chat. All downloads and other uploads should be placed in the MASS Memory. Keep your phone memory free as much as possible...
My phone works quite smoothly and have not experienced the "BUGS" that others have been posting. Minor bugs are always present, just like in our computer. And this is a phone, so let's not expect it to run and work as hard as our macs/pcs..
Hope this helps.