Review: Nokia N97/N97 mini: part 2 - The OS, The Interface, The Apps
All About Symbian
25 July 2010
Summary: In part 1 of this review mini-series , I looked at the form factor, design, build quality and performance of the Nokia N97 and N97 mini, concluding that the mini was the more streamlined product of the two, with another six months of design behind it.
Summary: Trying to cram a review of the Nokia N97 into a single, brief series, would be hard enough - there's a lot to say, both positive and negative. But Steve Litchfield is going to double the stakes and attempt something harder - to combine reviews of both the N97 and its newer little sister, the N97...
Conclusion: As the short among us will confirm, good things do come in small packages. And despite the issues with apps and over-thinking, the N97 Mini is a nippy little phone which is not unpleasant to use. It’s a real shame that apps-wise the handset simply isn’t a contender.
Summary: The latest roundup in a long series , Steve Litchfield looks at a number of commercial case designs for the Nokia N97 mini? Can any of them please the undisputed case-meister of the Symbian world?
Review: The right tool for the right job? N97 Classic vs N97 Mini
All About Symbian
11 May 2010
Summary: A few weeks ago, David Gilson wrote up his thoughts on the N97 classic. While there was an awful lot to like about it, he found it to be undermined by an unstable OS, due to insufficient RAM & C: drive space.
Excerpt: Even though the tag 'mini' might suggest that we will be talking about a very small phone, Nokia N97 mini version can't be put in that category at all. I guess Nokia's design team realized that it would be nice to have a smaller version of the highly acclaimed N97 smartphone for those that are more...
Pros: I would highlight here the quality of the build, which makes the phone more compact and sturdy than its N97 predecessor. Also, the display seems to be better, as well as the battery, which has a higher autonomy. The multimedia part of the device is very good as well. Other strong points includes:...
Cons: I think Nokia should've thought to put in some free document reader, such as Adobe PDF. Also, the lack of some free business tools is another letdown. Perhaps a graphically improved user interface would've made the device more appealing, but I guess Nokia fans like it as it is. Sales Package Noki...