Over two years ago we thought we knew what Nokia had in mind for their secret N97 phone. And we thought we had pictures too. Boy, were we wrong but then again nobody else had any facts about the future N-series handset. How were we to know that Nokia will launch its N97 only on December 2nd 2008? Here’s what we wrote back then:
Well now, what do we have here? This device is rumored to be N97 and only time will tell if its Nokia’s latest offering or a result of someone’s Photoshop skills! According to the rumor mill, the handset is equipped with a 3 inch display and will in all probability have a 5 Megapixel camera with 20x digital zoom! The N97 promises both fun and functionality and will also include a miniSD card and 20GB of internal memory! We shall keep you updated on this one!
In the mean time Nokia surprised everyone with the touchscreen slider N97. Itâs like an iPhone or a Storm. But dare I say… better? Nokia saw what people want nowadays and adapted. After trying out their first touchscreen on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, the Nokia brainiacs where ready for the next big thing. The Nokia N97 will certainly be the flagship smartphone of Nokia for quite a while. Here are some of its features, which will make you choose it:
a 3.5 inch widescreen 16:9 touchscreen
full QWERTY slideout keyboard
5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and dual LED flash
up to 32 GB of storage
up to 16GB additional memory via microSD
Symbian S60 5th Edition
up to 37 hours of music / up to 4.5 hours of video
A-GPS and GPS
HSDPA, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, stereo Bluetooth connectivity
a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Phone will cost 550 Euros before taxes and subsidies and it will be launched in the first half of 2009. What do you think? Like what youâve seen so far? Donât forget to check the video below too!