Anonymous, 27 Mar 2009That one finger zoom you mentioned is a Flash lite game, it is next to useless for anything pr... moreno you do not understand me well, i ask if nokia is now working on one finger zoom gesture for its browser?
3D, 27 Mar 2009May I know what 3D hardware accelerator is used for? Some people complaint about it not being ... moreThat one finger zoom you mentioned is a Flash lite game, it is next to useless for anything practical.
May I know what 3D hardware accelerator is used for? Some people complaint about it not being implemented in N97! Another complaint is the CPU clock speed? Quad/Dual/over 600MHz?
1. Is the Resistive screen more responsive than that on 5800XM?
2. Is typing on N97 virtual keyboard faster than on 5800?
3. is Multitouch/one-finger zoom gesture being implemented on N97?
Makarious, 27 Mar 2009The best ever from Nokia!I can compare this brand with Xperia-sony ericsson's!ts exotic nd a n... moreFor a "new generation" phone it seems a long way behind the Sameung i8910 Omnia HD.
6300 has better camera faster internet looks alot better costs less and is an all round better nokia handset all my friends have them n they thimk the same nokias just goin down hill fast with this phone
i think nokia have done it agen. The phone is have a nice desine and is very powerfull.
i was thinking on baying N96 but it will be this one ^^"
The best ever from Nokia!I can compare this brand with Xperia-sony ericsson's!ts exotic nd a new generation classic fone
a new article from thenokiablog.com
Today, I met with Ira Frimere, the product manager for the Nokia N97 and N86 for some Q&A at the Nokia White Plains offices. We initially planned for some hands-on videos, but due to miscommunication, I was not allowed to use the camcorder inside the building (a big dude and another guy in black suit approached me seconds after turning on the cam near the entrance). Nevertheless, Ira still gave me demos including unannounced features that I cannot mention. I’m not complaining, but this is unfortunate for our readers.
Luckily, I did not go home empty-handed. I gathered questions from readers and asked after the demo. Here are the questions that were sent to me from Twitter and HOFO.
Are the videos Nokia put on youtube with those slick CGI graphics anywhere near representative of the final software? @s_constantine
While these are simulations, they are indicative of the transition elements of the Nokia N97. There are some very exciting and new transition elements in the device that are showcased in the videos.
Will Nokia be bringing plugins to home screens on Nokia 5800 like they will have with Nokia N97? @skillster
There are no announced plans for this in the 5800 at this time.
When will Nokia start releasing phones with T-Mobile USA 3g on them? @antoine66
We have released the 6263 and 3555 with T-Mobile 3G. We are committed to our partnership with T-Mobile.
Does Nokia plan to use the N97 as a launch phone for their app store? @corvida
The N97 will be the first device to have the Ovi Store integrated with it.
What is the processor, how many cores, and what clock speed for N97? @andreinchile
Our public announced specs are available at http://www.forum.nokia.com/devices/N97
Why resistive vs capacitive screen? @edumana
Consumer research showed people prefer a device they can type on while walking around in different usage scenarios. Resistive screens don’t require as great precision in interaction. It is also more flexible and robust than capacitive touch and can be used by people with wet hands, long nails, or even wearing gloves. Also, it enables stylus and handwriting recognition for US as well as Asian markets and gives additional options to 3rd party developers.
A good blog post about resistive & capacitive.
Are the homescreen widgets resizable? (ex. mail widget could take 2 slots) @idela
No, not at this time.
Why is loudspeaker volume different across the entire lineup? rogerpodacter@hofo
Throughout the individual lifecycle of designing and building a mobile device, tough product decisions need to be made prioritized by the primary goals of the product. These difficult product decisions can result in varying performance levels for various features. Fortunately there are many Nokia devices with great loud speakers, like the Nokia 5800 and the N97.
Features that used to be exclusive to the N-series have made their way down to E and numbered devices; Will the Nseries get back to doing things in the lineup that other Nokia devices do not do, or will it morph into something different, still high-end, but less differentiated? arjwright@hofo
The goal of our Nseries devices is provide the ultimate personal mobile computing experience. Features chosen for our NSeries devices must help us reach this goal, regardless of their exclusivity.
What was the reasoning behind the Internet Tablets being brought into Nseries devices, and would it be safe to assume future devices would follow the same trends? arjwright@hofo
Our N800 and N810 internet tablets offered the tech leader community a very fun and exciting new mobile platform to explore, for accessing the web and communicating with those you find most important in your life. Keep in mind that the goal of the Nseries, as mentioned earlier, is to provide the ultimate personal mobile computing experience and provide users with a unique experience. The openness that the tablets provided to the development community has resulted in some very impressive innovations (ex. puppy robot, star trek padd).
Being a high-end segment of Nokia’s lineup, has the recent economic woes tempered the creativity and execution of Nseries researchers and developers? arjwright@hofo
Tough economic times are usually signs that we need even more innovation and creativity than before—-While tough economic times force us to make tough choices, our drive and hunger toward creative and innovative products and services has only been increased as it is necessary to provide compelling devices and services to our consumers.
How can devices with such high price tags have so many quality control issues like wobbly sliders? sjhong@hofo
Nokia is very proud of its record in providing the highest of quality products to our consumers and will continue to maintain and improve upon our quality standards.
When will Nseries devices see 3D acceleration again? gundam@hofo
There are no plans to announce at this time
a.l, 26 Mar 2009i think nokia shoud grow up the camera phone to 10megapixel fastly.and new camera phone have o... moreWhy in this world will nokia put windows mobile in any of their phone when they have they best operating system for mobile phones which is symbian os. Better look before u leap.
it's fabolous very complex an office with u makin you very efficient always. Good for Business
Got a confirmation straight from a friend in SMART Telecom, there going to carry N97 exclusively with 0% installment plans c", just like iPhone for Globe.. yehheyy!! cant wait.. I love SMART!!
maybe ill choose this option to be able to own one!!
Allan, 27 Mar 2009I'm sure it will help some diabetics, you have to be really committed.Like I said before it's not one of the exciting things that the general media is more interested in and so didn't get much coverage, well none really.