It’s always cool when you get to be in the centre of a big launch. The grapevine had initially told me in no certain terms that Nokia would be unveiling its touch screen device to the market. So what better way to get to see this new innovation, but by leaving my sunny Nairobi to the now cold city of Barcelona.

Apart from the Nokia World Event taking place there. Annsi Vanjoki Nokia’s guru in marketing laid out an impressive presentation of the journey towards the latest Nokia N97.
It is a device and a half in fact it’s not just a mobile device but a mobile computer. It will come with a 3.5 inch touch display combined with a tilt out full qwerty keyboard and will run the latest version of the Symbian S60.

Looking at it from a distance gave me the chills but holding the prototypes first hand made the experience awesome.
It has the little things that make the Finish devices always a notch ahead of the game. The N97 will be fully compatible with the OVI services and is extremely fast.
Being the top brand the N97 will undoubtedly come with all the likely connections on earth.


Its has an inbuilt memory of 32GB and can be expanded to 64GB, the camera is 5megapixel Carl zeiss terssa lens.

As the fast mobile computer the N97 has the largest battery found on a mobile phone. With the processing power used the phone should have plenty of juice to run.

Holding the phone, I found it remarkably light. The weight is approximately 150gramme and the keyboard was a joy to use. The phone will hit the markets in the first half of 2009 and will retail at 550 euros or 55,000 bob.

Is it a phone you should by, am saving; oh the Nokia World Party was a blast.

2 Responses

  1. I’m using N800,just wonder if N97 can install skype or chat programs such as YM,MSN…

  2. […] N97: NOKIA MOBILE COMPUTER December 20081 comment 4 […]

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