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Nokia N97 Review

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    Nokia has been introduce the new N series phone lately which was N97.

    Will the emperor Nokia plan to strikes back at Jedi Apple? We will see…

    The new Nokia N97 designed for the needs of Internet-savvy consumers, the Nokia N97 combines a large 3.5″ touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard providing an ‘always open’ window to favorite social networking sites and Internet destinations.


    Ovi Store was the new applications store for Nokia N97 to download the software or packages that they need.

    Nokia N97 applications and design was the new re-shape look by Nokia, I really wonder how deep can they go in terms of the application extensibility compares to iPhone.

    Ovi Store still lack the number of applications compares to iPhone Apps Store where I believe Nokia ready to prepare the SDK for Nokia N97.

    Nokia N97 device introduces leading technology – including multiple sensors, memory, processing power and connection speeds – for people to create a personal Internet and share their ’social location.’ A new brand of social networking devices that probably change the way we interact again by using Nokia N97.


    The below mobile phone specifications was obtain from Nokia official site. Please surf to the Nokia official site for more details.

    Nokia N97 Hardware

    Nokia N97 Dimensions

    • Form: Side-slide with tilting screen
    • Volume: 88 cc
    • Dimensions: 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm (18.25 mm at thickest point)
    • Weight (with battery): 150 g

    Nokia N97 Display and User Interface

    • Size: 3.5″
    • Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels
    • Up to 16.7 million colours
    • Resistive touch screen with separate touch foil and touch feedback
    • Brightness control
    • Orientation sensor
    • Proximity sensor
    • Ambient light detector

    Nokia N97 Power Management

    • BP-4L 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery
    • Talk time (maximum):
      • GSM up to 570 min
      • WCDMA up to 360 min
    • Standby time (maximum):
      • GSM up to 430 h
      • WCDMA up to 400 h
    • Video playback time (maximum): VGA 30fps
    • QCIF 15fps up to 5.5 h
    • Video recording time (maximum): up to 1 h per clip
    • Music playback time (maximum): up to 40 h

    Nokia N97 Keys and Input Method

    • Full slide out keyboard
    • Cover keys (S60 keys, Menu key, Send/End keys)
    • Touch screen
    • 4-way navigation key with centre select
    • Dedicated camera and volume keys

    Nokia N97 Memory

    • MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 16 GB
    • Internal memory: 32 GB

    Nokia N97 Operating Frequency

    • (RM-505, Global) WCDMA 900/1900/2100, Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA, GPRS, A-GPS, WLAN
    • (RM-506, PR China) E-GSM 850/900/1800/1900, A-GPS
    • (RM-507, Americas) WCDMA 850/1900/2100, Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900, A-GPS, WLAN
    • Automatic switching between GSM bands
    • Flight mode

    Nokia N97 Connectivity

    • Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
    • TV out
    • Support for local and remote SyncML synchronisation
    • High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
    • 3.5 mm AV connector

    Nokia N97 Data Network

    • GPRS class A, multislot class 32
    • WCDMA maximum speed up to 3.6 Mbps
    • HSDPA maximum speed up to 3.6 Mbps
    • WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g maximum speed up to 11Mbps/54Mbps

    Nokia N97 Design

    Nokia N97 Colours and Covers

    • Available colours:
      • Transition Black light
      • White

    Nokia N97 Personalisation

    • Customisable homescreen:
      • Widgets
      • Themes
      • Icons
      • Shortcuts
      • Menu
    • Ring tones

    Nokia N97 Software & Applications

    Nokia N97 Software Platform and User Interface

    • S60 5th edition
    • Active standby
    • Voice commands
    • FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air)
    • Automatic UI rotation
    • Software updates

    Nokia N97 Personal Information Management (PIM)

    • Detailed contact information
    • Calendar
    • To-do list
    • Notes
    • Recorder
    • Calculator
    • Clock
    • Converter

    Nokia N97 Applications

    • E-mail (SMTP, IMAP4, POP3), MMS, SMS, unified editor
    • Viewing of email attachments – .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf
    • Mail for Exchange
    • Data: Calendar, Contacts, To-do, Notes, E-mail
    • PC Applications: Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Organizer, Lotus Notes

    Nokia N97 Communications

    Nokia N97 Email & Messaging

    • Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents
    • Support for SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, MMS, SMS. Unified SMS/MMS editor
    • Email web widget
    • Nokia Email
    • Mail for Exchange*

    Nokia N97 Call Management

    • Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry and thumbnail pictures
    • Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice commands
    • Logs: lists of dialled, received and missed calls
    • Conference calling
    • Integrated hands-free speakers
    • Video calling


    • Personal Information Management (PIM)
    • Search content in device and search on the Internet
    • Quickoffice document viewers (Quickword, Quickpoint, Quicksheet)
    • Adobe PDF viewer
    • Customization through themes, ringtones, applications
    • Portrait and landscape orientation modes; with transitions via dual slide operation, or auto-rotate controlled by accelerometer
    • Settings Wizard for easy configuration
    • Data transfer application for transfer of PIM information from other compatible Nokia devices
    • Nokia Software Updater for firmware upgrades with the user’s PC, with user data preservation
    • FOTA (Firmware over the Air Software Updater) for firmware updates directly to the device over WLAN or 3G

    Nokia N97 Sharing & Internet

    Nokia N97 Browsing and Internet

    • Full web browsing of real web pages
    • Web browsing with touch control
    • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
    • Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1, WAP
    • TCP/IP support
    • Visual history, HTML and JavaScript support, Flash Lite 3.0 and Flash video support
    • Nokia Mobile Search
    • RSS reader
    • Support for Nokia Download! to discover, download and install add-on applications and widgets
    • Support for streaming video
    • Photos with view by tag cloud, month, album, slide show and photo editor
    • Online Share with connectivity to popular sharing services
    • Nokia XpressPrint: direct printing via USB connection (PictBridge), Bluetooth connectivity (BPP) or via online printing
    • Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)

    Nokia N97 Navigation

    Nokia N97 GPS and Navigation

    • Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
    • Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display
    • Nokia Maps
    • Nokia Map loader application via PC
    • 3 months Walk and Drive navigation license included (some variation by region)*

    Nokia N97 Photography

    Nokia N97 Camera

    • 5.0 megapixel (2584 x 1938 pixels) camera with Carl Zeiss optics
    • Still image file format JPEG/EXIF
    • Auto focus + dual LED flash
    • Zoom Up to 4x (digital)
    • Secondary camera for video calls, QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)

    Nokia N97 Image Capture

    • Automatic location tagging (Geotagging) of images/videos
    • Cover Flow changes photos with finger motions
    • Images taken in the correct orientation automatically
    • Store photos on Ovi Share
    • Economic sharing to optimize battery and memory use


    • 32 GB internal memory, expandable up to 48 GB with microSD card
    • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity

    Nokia N97 Video

    Nokia N97 Video Cameras

    • Main camera
      • 5 megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics
      • Take high quality 16:9 videos
    • Video capture in MPEG-4 up to VGA at 30 fps
    • Video clip length: up to 90 minutes
    • Video file format: .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
    • Settings for scene, video light, white balance, colour tone
    • Secondary camera
      • QCIF for video calls

    Nokia N97 Video Sharing & Playback

    • Enhanced video centre: central hub for video experiences
    • Access to last played video and easy resume
    • My videos: collection of stored videos
    • Access to Internet Videos, compatible with RSS feeds and video podcasts, with direct wireless updates and downloads
    • Video directory to discover new Internet Videos
    • Support for download, streaming and progressive download
    • Support for Flash video

    Nokia N97 Video Codecs and Formats

    • MPEG-4 Video resolution Up to nHD 640×360 pixels or VGA at 30 fps
    • Video file format .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
    • Zoom up to 4x
    • Video light

    Nokia N97 Music and Audio

    Nokia N97 Music Features

    • Comes with Music
    • Nokia Nseries Music Player
    • Music Recommender
    • Music Store
    • Nokia Music Manager (PC application**)
    • Music codecs MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
    • Music meta-data ID3 tags, album art
    • Bit rate up to 320 kbps
    • DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0/1.0
    • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz), RDS and Visual Radio™ support
    • FM transmitter

    Nokia N97 Radio

    • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz), RDS and Visual Radio™ support

    Nokia N97 Gaming

    Nokia N97 Gaming

    • Use the touch UI to play games
    • The side keys can also be used to control game functions
    • Guitar Rock Tour game included

    Nokia N97 Package Contents

    Nokia N97 Sales Package Contents

    • Nokia N97
    • Nokia Battery (BP-4L)
    • Nokia Travel Charger (AC-10)
    • Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101)
    • Nokia Wired Headset (AD-54, HS-45)
    • Nokia Charger adapter (CA-146)
    • Cleaning cloth
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