There has been a lot said about this phone on this forum. Most of it unfortunately being copied reviews and name calling with very few commenters actually having handled/owned the phone in question.
I finally got mine 3 days ago. I love it (but I am biased as I love the Nokia brand regardless). I will admit this - when it comes to the touch-interface, it is nowhere near the Palm Pre or Apple Iphone, yet it packs so many toys and features that it can be forgiven for this.
As to the speed issues - I have honestly not experienced it. It is responsive to the slightest touch. The video calling is great, Nokia maps and voive naigation with the built-in compass works great.
If you are a Nokia fan, you will love it. If you are used to the iphone GUI, you will propably have problems with it. Take it for what it is. A high-end mobile device offering you almost all the tech features that are available out there.
If you want the smoothest touch interface available - look at the Palm Pre, Apple iPhone or HTC Hero.
If Nokia keeps the software updates comming, this phone might become one kick-ass mobile device in the next few months to come.
Just my opinion - not slandering anyone or any other brand. If it helps you make u your mind, great, if not, go to a local shop and test it for yourself. Just don't form your opinion on the rantings of some teenagers using "yo mamma/wife" insults to make their point... :)
I got mine some months ago but guess what i really love it. It far better than all the Nokia phones i've ever used. It's a great phone. I really like it.
zanetti, 17 Jul 2009-Buggy phone, considering the amount of time before it was released. -slow cpu. -Videos ... moreCan i cook my breakfast, bacon and eggs on the overheating iphone 3gs? BTW the design on the iphone3gs is so boring. It never changes. Its battery is pathetic.
-Buggy phone, considering the amount of time before it was released.
-Videos and photos takes too long to open.
-lack of smart dialing.
-not capacitive touchscreen.
-nothing great in its camera.
-The rear panel had a problem sitting back into the grooves.
-Closing the keyboard has an annoying loud sound.
-dont have that elegant look, not a head turner like other phones specially iphone.
-The History for contacts option is not available.
-Lack of a Visual Radio application.
-No relevant codecs like DivX and XviD for video playback.
-It all supports AV out but no cables have been included.
-The games are not impressive.
-Its business features are limited to a limited edition of QuickOffice wherein you can’t create documents of your own.
NOTHING SPECTACULAR BUT THE MEMORY. N97 IS JUST A PRETTY GOOD 5800 UPGRADE, BUT NOT AS GOOD AND LIKE THOSE OTHER IPHONE COMPETITORS, NOT LIKE THAT.
tuna81, 17 Jul 2009I need help here. I just brought a used Nokia N97 from ebay and its in excellent condition. I ... morei think u just need to refresh ur music library & it will be fine at all & even if it doesn't works just restart d phone
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2009it funny you are trying to put down n97 and iphone 3gs has an overheating issue , same poor ba... moreIf N97 is so good and Iphone so bad why is it that nearly every day Apple shares go
up and Nokia DOWN ???
Between yesterday and today Nokia was down 18% !!!!
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2009I post the truth. Where is QuickOffice for Symbian S60v5? You want to keep your head in ... moreit funny you are trying to put down n97 and iphone 3gs has an overheating issue , same poor battery, no flash for camera or browser, still no stereo speakers, only 3.2 meg, low volume and gets hairline cracks. That will go well with the discolouration on the white iphone3gs.
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2009n97 and 5800 u.k vodafone 2 best selling phones. Iphone wasnt even in the top 10.iphone wont be in vodafone top 10 as they dont sell it
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2009n97 and 5800 u.k vodafone 2 best selling phones. Iphone wasnt even in the top 10.Mate... im a N97/n96(crap) and N95 user so dont get me wrong but u shouldnt try and make the Iphone look crap with incorrect info... The Iphone wont be on the UK vodafone list because in the UK the Iphone is only on O2 network :)
n97 and 5800 u.k vodafone 2 best selling phones. Iphone wasnt even in the top 10.
can n97 play game which need to use keypad? does this phone has a good quality sound system? better than v9?
will n97 lack or cannot functioning well after put a 8gb memory card into it?
Anonymous, 17 Jul 2009S60v5 is still new to developer, quockoffice or other app will support it soon, it is just a M... moreThe market for S60v5 is nowhere near as big as 40 million iPhones/iPod Touch's.
S60v5 is still new to developer, quockoffice or other app will support it soon, it is just a Mayer of time! The software developers knows that s60 v5 has te biggest market
Ccc, 17 Jul 2009What do you get by posting many negative thread in n97, why not go back to your iPhone forum t... moreI post the truth.
Where is QuickOffice for Symbian S60v5?
You want to keep your head in the sand and deny reality?
You want people misled by things which don't exist?