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The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of 'social location'. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 mobile computer intuitively understands where...Read more
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Nokia N97 - Wonderful mobile phone! Just amazing.
The Nokia N97 is the tip of the spear in Nokia's smartphone lineup. It is the most powerful, smartest and fully featured phone of the company. It is also the first Nokia phone...Read more
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A MUST HAVE
Iphone has nothing compared to this amazing phone!!! Everthing about it is perfect. A+++++. The Nokia N97 features a touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 32GB of internal...Read more

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The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of 'social location'. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 mobile computer intuitively understands where it is. The Nokia N97 makes it easy to update social networks automatically with real-time information, giving approved friends the ability to update their 'status' and share their 'social location' as well as related pictures or videos.The home screen of the Nokia N97 mobile computer features the people, content and media that matter the most. Friends, social networks and news are available by simply touching the home screen. The 16:9 widescreen display can be fully personalized with frequently updated widgets of favorite web services and social networking sites. The Nokia N97 is also perfectly suited for browsing the web, streaming Flash videos or playing games. Both the physical QWERTY and virtual touch input ensures efficiency in blogging, chatting, posting, sending texts or emailing.

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Product Identifiers
BrandNokia
MPN N97 Black
CarrierUnlocked
Family LineNokia
ModelN97
UPC758478019672, 758478020098
TypeSmartphone

Key Features
Storage Capacity32 GB
ColorTransition black
Network Generation3G
Network TechnologyGSM / WCDMA (UMTS)
BandWCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
StyleSlider
Camera5.0 MP

Memory
Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSD, MicroSDHC

Battery
Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Capacity1500 mAh
Battery Talk TimeUp to 400 min
Battery Standby TimeUp to 430 hr

Display
Display TechnologyLCD display
Diagonal Screen Size3.5 in.
Display Resolution640 x 360 pixels
Color Depth24-bit (16.7 million colors)

Other Features
Touch ScreenYes
BluetoothYes
Digital CameraYes
GPSYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardYes
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes
SpeakerphoneYes

Dimensions
Height4.61 in.
Depth0.63 in.
Width2.16 in.
Weight5.29 oz

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  • THE GOOD

    The Nokia N97 features a touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 32GB of internal flash memory. The smartphone also offers 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera.

  • THE BAD

    The N97's touch user interface isn't well integrated and can be inconsistent and confusing, especially compared with the competition. We would have preferred a capacitive touch screen instead of resistive.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    While the Nokia N97 is packed with features and offers the freedom of an unlocked phone, its clunky touch interface, sky-high price tag, and outdated operating system make it hard to recommend when there are better touch-screen smartphones on the market.

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Nokia N97 - Wonderful mobile phone! Just amazing.

Created: 15/09/09
The Nokia N97 is the tip of the spear in Nokia's smartphone lineup. It is the most powerful, smartest and fully featured phone of the company. It is also the first Nokia phone to make use of a large touch-display and that alone has raised the expectations from die hard Nokia fans that have refused to switch over to the iPhone. And Nokia has put quite a lot of work and thought in the N97. I had a first look when Nokia was still developing the N97 and I was looking forward to get my hands on the final product. In this review, I will tell you how I used it, and how well it did. Does the Nokia N97 live up to the hype?
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Rushing a review is great to get links, but not the best way to get a good feel for something, so I used the Nokia N97 for a few weeks, mainly as a smartphone with Exchange support. Web browsing was tested regularly to read news and check various sites. Facebook was accessed via the Facebook application included in the phone.
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* 3.5" Touch Display
* 32GB internal storage + 16GB optional storage vis flash card
* 5 Megapixel Carl Zeiss Lens
* GPS
* WIFI, Bluetooth
* 3.5G
* FM Radio
* Complete specifications (pdf)

Phone Basics (Very Good)

As with any phone, the first thing that I check is how good the sound quality is, and how easy it is to dial a number or a contact. The good news is that the sound quality is good, although the volume is not very loud. It would be nice to have a more powerful sound output.

Dialing a number is quick and relatively efficient. There's no need to use the physical keyboard as the virtual numeric pad works great and there was no typo whatsoever while dialing numbers.

Dialing a contact is a bit more complex, if you have a bunch of them. From the contact list, you can scroll and click, or type a name and click. Typing a name requires the use of the physical keyboard, which is not very practical if you phone was closed. The T-Mobile G1 suffered from the same lack of virtual keyboard. Every qwerty slider phone should have one.

As you try to dial, the phone will ask you if you want to place a video call, each time! I've not seen anyone use video calls (ever), so I think that Nokia should have the option to skip that question. After a week, it was getting on my nerves.

Answering calls is easy, so is placing people on hold, or hang up. Good job Nokia. Locking and unlocking the phone is also easy and foolproof, thanks to the side button.
Physical Design (Good)

The Nokia N97 is a nicely designed phone. The design is agreeable to look at, and the build quality is good, except maybe for the battery cover which has a plastic feel - but it needs to be flexible because it's *removable*. The display is a mixed bag: it has a resolution of 640x360 but the colors seem a little faded and the clarity seems inferior to other touch phones. I suspect that one of the display layers has something to do with this. Two people that I've shown the phone to immediately made the same remark as well.

Next to the speaker, you will notice a front-facing camera and a proximity sensor. The 5 Megapixel camera is in the back, protected by a sliding lens cover. There's a "camera" button that makes taking picture more natural than taping on the screen (which often induces a last minute shake that could makes photos blurry). The keyboard sliding mechanism feels solid.
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A MUST HAVE

Created: 04/01/10
Iphone has nothing compared to this amazing phone!!! Everthing about it is perfect. A+++++. The Nokia N97 features a touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 32GB of internal flash memory. The smartphone also offers 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera.The Nokia N97 features a touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 32GB of internal flash memory. The smartphone also offers 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera.
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great

Created: 26/08/10
i love everything about the phone. it is very useful and enjoyable. i am going to keep this phone for a while. The Nokia N97 features a touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and 32GB of internal flash memory. The smartphone also offers 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel camera.
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great phone! however.........

Created: 06/03/11
Pros: 32 gb!!!!!!!
carl zeiss lens!(sony)5mp camera
secondary camera
qwerty keyboard
3.5 nhd screen
Quad Band world phone
Cons: 256mb ram
not alot of apps
call quality no to good
battery life eh... (so so)

I had to play around with this phone for a week so I could have a good feel of it. I have been waiting to have this phone for such a long time, but when it first came out the price range was not very friendly towards my pocket, so I decided to wait for a couple of years until I actually saw it as available in my eyes. I know there is better phones out there now, (since this phone became available in 09) but my tech heart belongs to nokia so I had to get their N97!
the phone in itself is slender and has an elegant look. when the qwerty keypad is revealed, the screen tilts slightly up, one of its other perks that this phone has. the 32gb internal memory is the most exciting part of this phone, since I use my phone both as a mean of communication, and entertainment (I.E videos, MP3) however it has the problem, that it does not have much ram to back it up, so the phone could slow down and even freeze at times if you fill it up. The OVI store does not have much interesting apps for the N97, and since I live in America, where apparently HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Blackberry, and Apple are king, there is a limited amount of apps that are available for my lovely N97. In all it is a wonderful phone to have if you are interested in having an all in one device that can play your music in stereo speakers and help you write an essay and post it on the web. (like it did with me)
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NOKIA N97 Symbian Smartphone

Created: 24/05/10
The Nokia N97 is a wonderfully versatile smartphone running the Symbian OS. If you are unfamiliar with smartphones this actually might be a good phone to start the transition with. The user interface is well designed and although power users will notice a lag in the menu click throughs a newbie to smartphones will enjoy the increased usability of this phone.

The slide-out keyboard is wonderful and tactile giving you the added benefit of an actual keyboard rather than the soft-keyboard on the touch screen. The added feature of having the screen tilt when you open the keyboard puts it in perfect viewing for movies!

The touchscreen is a resistive screen which uses your finger or a stylus for more control and precision. Unlike a capacitive screen like on the Iphone or Adroid devices this phone does not have multi-touch but is responsive and exceptionally bright.

At 16 million colors and one of the larger size screens you can definitely watch near HD (nHD) quality movies on this phone and store quite a few media files on the massive 32 gig hard drive.

Definitely a worthwhile buy.

If you are a power user though, you will find this phone to be a tad slow and the feature set more vanilla and in this case I would suggest something such as the Droid/Milestone or Incredible if you are interested in the Android OS or go for an Iphone.
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