Nokia launches ‘iPhone killer’ Nokia N97 Smart Phone

This tuesday, mobile phone giants Nokia released its new smart phone; Nokia N97 at the Nokia World 2008 conference.

The company claims that this mobile phone is the worlds most advanced handset, and promises to bring users closer to the internet on the move.

The N97 seems to be a neat blend of an N-Series phone and an E90, taking all the multimedia of the N-Series and marrying it to the superb Web browsing experience you get on the E90.

Nokia has put high-speed web access at the heart of its new device, along with one-button, ‘always-on’ access to social-networking sites such as Facebook.

Some of the unique features available in Nokia N97:

  • Quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900)
  • Slide-out QWERTY thumb board
  • 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • Resolution of 640 x 360 pixels
  • 5 mega pixels camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Tri-band HSDPA 3G
  • Ovi Multimedia
  • Integrated A-GPS sensors and electronic compass to automatically update users’ social networks
  • Services: Nokia Maps and N-Gage
  • 32GB on-board memory!
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Extensive 36 hours of continuous music and 4.5 hours of video playback support
  • Web browser supports streaming Flash videos
  • Available in black and white

All in all, Nokia N97 will become the smart phone of the year in Europe when released sometime in early 2009, with an estimated price of 550 euros ($695).

According to my analysis, I think this smart phone will appeal to many users from all over the world. Although the price is way off hook, but still two of the major reasons will be of 32 GB of memory and 36 hours of music playback, which is way too much!

Do I see any buyers?


  1. marti
  2. Carlos gonzalez