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. In today’s post-iPhone world that might just be a deal-breaker for many.
Review: Nokia N97/N97 mini: part 2 - The OS, The Interface, The Apps
All About Symbian
28 May 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. In this second part, I look at the OS, interface and applications. Can the N97 and N97 mini hold their heads up in 2009?
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?
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 mini, into one review series. You see, so much of the functionality of the two N97 variants is common that it makes eminent sense to cover them both at the same time.
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. He was also curious to see if the N97 mini was really everything the N97 classic could have been, so he borrowed one and got to grips with it. What follows is a discussion of the differences between these two phones, and how each one lends itself to different usage...
Review of Nokia's N97 mini, a paired down QWERTY touch smartphone
28 January 2010
Excerpt: The Nokia N97 mini is a smaller version of Nokia's flagship N97 smartphone. It features a touchscreen display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and runs Nokia's Symbian S60 user interface. Todd spends some time with it in this review.
Excerpt: Mobile phones have changed greatly over time. Even the most basic phones these days come with some form of Internet connectivity which really begins to blur the line between a mobile phone and smartphone. This confusion has even spurred the creation of a new mobile phone category some people call “advanced devices”. If that’s true the Nokia N97 mini is an advanced device on speed.