Nokia Reveals N97 Touchscreen Smartphone

Submitted by lalit on December 2, 2008 - 8:07am.

Nokia today revealed their flagship touchscreen smartphone the N97 in Barcelona. The new S60 5th Edition based N97 features a slide out QWERTY keyboard along with 3.5-inch haptic feedback touchscreen.
“Form the desktop to the laptop and now to your pocket, the Nokia N97 is the most powerful, multi-sensory mobile computer in existence,” said Jonas Geust Vice President, heading Nokia Nseries. “Together with the Ovi services announced today, the Nokia N97 mobile computer adjusts to the world around us, helping stay connected to the people and things that matter most. With the Nokia N97, Nseries leads the charge in helping to transform the Internet into your Internet.”
Whether, Nokia is leading the Internet transformation or not is up for debate, as some would claim that it was iPhone that changed how we use Internet on mobile device. Specification-wise the N97 is impressive and it features quad-band GSM (800/900/1800/1900MHz), tri-band UMTS (900/1900/2100MHz), 640x360 resolution screen, 5-megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, impressive 32GB of onboard memory and microSD card slot.
It measures 4.6” x 2.2” x 0.6” and weighs 5.2 ounces. The battery life is 5.3 hours of 3G talk time and 16.6 days standby. The Nokia N97 will ship in first half of 2009 for an estimated retail price of Euro 550 ($695). PhoneScoop has posted first hands on experience with the new phone and their conclusion is “For messaging fanatics who also want a good camera, GPS, WiFi, FM radio, Bluetooth, a touchscreen and many other features, the N97 will be a solid contender in the touchscreen market.”
[Via Nokia]