Anonymous, 14 Jun 2009better than the iphone...I you think it is better than the Iphone read this :
Here is the comparison chart on the Nokia Forum,
I added the NOTES Nokia " forgot " to post
///\\\ N97 vs. iPhone 3G S ///\\\
iPhone 3G S:
TFT Capacitive touchscreen, 16.7 M colors, 320 x 480, 3.5" widescreen, 32bit db
TFT Sensitive touchscreen, 16.7 M colors, 640 x 360, 3.5" widescreen, 24bit db
NOTE: N97 has a better resolution screen.
NOTE: Iphone has 32bit color
iPhone 3G S: 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm & Weight 135 g
N97 : 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm & weight 150 g
NOTE: N97 is Bigger than iPhone 3G.
NOTE:Iphone is SMALLER than N97
iPhone 3G S: 16 GB or 32GB No Expansion
N97 : MicroSD up to 16GB + 32GB Internal flash memory = 48 GB
iPhone 3G S: 3.15 MP, No Flash, TouchFocus, video(VGA@30fps)
N97 : 5 MP, Carl ZEISS, Auto focus, video(VGA@30fps)TV resolution, Dual-Led flash
NOTE: N97 has a Better camera.
NOTE : Iphone has Touch intelligent autofocus
iPhone 3G S: 7.2Mbps HSDPA
N97 : 3.6Mbps HSDPA
NOTE: Iphone 3G is twice as fast
iPhone 3G S: 12 hour
N97 : 6.6 hour
NOTE : Iphone has DOUBLE talk time
iPhone 3G S: v2.1
N97 : v2.0 with A2DP & EDR
iPhone 3G : Apple Iphone OS V3.0
N97 : Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
NOTE : Iphone has the most successful fastest growing mobile OS with App store over 35.000 applications
iPhone 3G S: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
N97 : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
iPhone 3G S: Ram 256, Rom 16GB/32GB, Single-ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz CPU FASTER than N97
N97 : Ram 128, Rom 256, Single-ARM 11 up to 434 MHz CPU
NOTE : Iphone CPU 50% faster, double the Ram than N97 ( essential to run game Apps fast )
iiPhone 3G S: Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable MORE Life Time
N97 : Li-Ion 1500 mAh (BL-4L)
iPhone 3G S: Black(16/32GB), White (32 GB)
N97 : white, black
iPhone 3G S: 250 EURO (for 32GB version)
N97 : 550 EURO
NOTE: Iphone less than half price!
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2009good thing is I don't live in USA. so why should I care about your bragging news? Lol. Last ti... moreI also do not live in the States, but if you do not make it there you simply do not make it, yes, Nokia rules on cheap little phones NOT in the smartphone market
sorry, not in ANY market around the world, Blackberry and Apple do
if skyfire or ozone support S60v5, this phone will be much better!!!!
Does Nokia N97 have voice recorder to record someone's voice? Does it also have the function to record the conversation while we are talking on the phone? Thank you
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2009good thing is I don't live in USA. so why should I care about your bragging news? Lol. Last ti... morelol @ the usa comment... funny guy. N97 looks like a good phone.. but i think the phones nowadays are not well built.. i bet this phone will not live up to the expectations
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2009N97 " RULES " ! : No US Carrier Partner Yet For Nokia’s Flagship N97 By Dianne See Morr... moregood thing is I don't live in USA. so why should I care about your bragging news? Lol. Last time I checked the world is much bigger than just usa, lol.. and Nokia is still market leader all over the world. Yes.. Nokia Rules!!
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2009my point is that you don't stated that iphone price is within a contract. That's it, period. D... moreGo to the Nokia forum and read for yourself the price issue, they are so dumb that
they do not say anything about contract Nokia fanboy
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2009Warning N97 does not need a contract, runs without a monthly subscription, you talk directly N... moremy point is that you don't stated that iphone price is within a contract. That's it, period. Don't feel threatened and defend yourself like that ck ck ck... it's just showing who you are apple boy. high end phone user? Lol.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2009NOTE: Warning! iphone price is within contract.N97 " RULES " ! :
No US Carrier Partner Yet For Nokia’s Flagship N97
By Dianne See Morrison - Fri 29 May 2009 07:00 AM PST
Will Nokia (NYSE: NOK) ever crack the US market? The Finnish handset giant’s upcoming flagship phone the N97 has not yet been picked up by any American carrier, meaning that it goes on sale in June for the hefty, non-subsidized price of $699, roughly $400 more than the iPhone and the Pre, which it is supposed to compete with. Walt Mossberg who interviewed Nokia chief Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo at the D7 conference wanted to know what the company’s problem was in the US, where its market share has withered from a high of 28 percent in 2004 to around 8 percent. Kallasvuo said that the company was working on making more US-centric products that specifically catered to the American market, and hoped US carriers would eventually recognize and embrace their efforts.
But what exactly is not to American tastes with the N97? Why is the N97 getting no American love, despite Mossberg calling it “pretty cool” and other early reviews of the device comparing it favorably to the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre, the iPhone and the Blackberry Storm? Kallasvuo himself cited the remarks of AT&T’s chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson that phones were becoming more and more important to consumers, and yet AT&T (NYSE: T), one of two US networks that the phone can work on, hasn’t picked up the N97. (Kallasvuo said he was “working on” Stephenson).
CCS Insight Analyst John Jackson believes that the N97 faces several challenges in the US. First, the timing is not favorable, especially given the impending launch of the Palm Pre and the new iPhones that are reportedly coming out. Further, Jackson said the wholesale price for the N97 is right around $500, making it “comparatively expensive.”
PRASAD , 14 Jun 2009 nokia is not launching n97 with white colourOh yeah.. I forgot to tell you, actually your prize is Nokia N97 white colour. But since it was not exist (according to you), in that case you won't get nothing I'm sorry Lol...
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2009NOTE: Warning! iphone price is within contract.Warning N97 does not need a contract, runs without a monthly subscription, you talk directly N97 to another N97 without a telco carrier in between !
The hard reality is that no carrier wanted to subsidize this piece of obsolete Junk !
Carriers want to make money selling GOOD hardware like Iphone or Blackberry.
They sponsor Nokia only in mid/low range little phones.
PRASAD , 14 Jun 2009 nokia is not launching n97 with white colourCongratulation man! your comment is officially number 10,000 in this forum! You can get your prize to GSM Arena tomorrow morning. and don't forget to bring your valid ID. Hahaha... LOL =).
At the end of the day
actually the N97 has got only slightly better camera with traditional autofocus, while Apple has intelligent touch autofocus with e a great software.
Cameras you buy and solder on the PCB, software you develop over years with good engineers.
Little more resolution but only 24 bit color compared to the 32 bit of the Iphone, it takes CPU power to handle 32bit.
ALL other specs are quite a disappointment on the N97 compared to the 3GS.
especially considering that Symbian appears to be a dead end OS !