Nokia N97 against Xperia X1, Apple iPhone 3G and T-Mobile G1

Nokia N97 was just announced by Nokia Corporation, they call N97 as mobile computer smart phone with 3.5" tilting touch screen and QWERTY keyboard. Nokia N97 with latest Series60 5th Edition OS has been further tweaked to better make use of touch input, bringing it up to version 5, and includes many of the 5800 XpressMusic’s features.

The Nokia N97 have a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar optics and an LED flash support with a 20x digital zoom, flash, autofocus, GPS with Nokia’s Maps 3.0, and 32GB of integrated storage with support for microSD cards up to 16GB in addition. Connectivity includes WiFi, Bluetooth and HSDPA. There’s also a digital compass and accelerometer for screen rotation, plus a full internet browser that can play YouTube and other online videos. Phone supports wide range of multimedia functions and intergarted with MP3 player, FM radio and 3D stereo sound. The N97 promises both fun and functionality. The Nokia N97 is powered by the Nokia BP-4L Battery with 6.6 hours talk-time and 430 hours standby.

Nokia N97 will go on sale in Europe and Asia first, in the first half of 2009 at an estimated retail price of EUR 550 before taxes or subsidies. A US release is planned after that, though no specific dates have been given.

Nokia N97 Specifications :
  • Dimensions : 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9-18.3 mm
  • Weight : 150g
  • Display : 3.5 inches TFT touchscreen
  • Display resolution : 360 x 640 pixels resolution
  • Sensors : Proximity sensor, accelerometer, digital compass
  • Keyboard : Full QWERTY
  • Memory : 32GB internal
  • Camera : 5 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash
  • Card Slot : microSD up to 16GB
  • Connectivity : GPRS, EDGE, HSCSD
  • 3G : HSPDA, 3.6 Mbps
  • WLAN : WiFi 802.11 b/g with UPnP
  • GPS : Inbuilt with A-GPS and Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch
  • Bluetooth : Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
  • USB : microUSB v2.0
  • OS : Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
  • Battery : Li-ion, 1500 mAh
  • Other Features : Handwriting recognition, 3.5mm jack, Stereo FM Radio, Stereo speakers
  • Release date : Q2 2009
  • Approximate price : EUR 500