Excerpt: Recently, Engadget editors Thomas Ricker and Chris Ziegler received Nokia N97s just days apart from one another. Already established pen pals, the two immediately began to correspond across the Atlantic via carrier pigeon, discussing their very different experiences using Nokia's most powerful smartphone to date. This is a recounting of those letters.
Pros: Impressive hardware, Loaded with high-end specs, Did we mention the hardware?
Cons: Unsubsidized price in the US, ARM 11 CPU pathetic for flagship, Packs all the charm of an STD without the perks
Excerpt: The long-awaited Nokia touchscreen smart phone has arrived, providing a new take on the Communicator series with a Qwerty keyboard hidden under the screen for easier messaging. Add a highly configurable home screen, decent music playback, GPS and – above all – Nokia's intuitive ease of use and the Finnish phone-co could be on to a winner. What We Like Although it's good to look at, most of the N97's strengths lie under the surface.
Excerpt: The Finnish company Nokia has updated the software for its flagship touchscreen smartphone Nokia N97. New firmware is denoted by the 11.0.021 subscript. In the 11.0.021 firmware the developers fixed several bugs related to the work of widgets, e-mail, as well as improved user interface work, and increased the speed of the device as a whole. They also fixed a bug, due to which the PC did not define smartphone when it was connect.
Summary: Touchscreens are all well and good, (and the N97's is good) but this handset makes QEWRTY keyboards fashionable again. A superb multimedia phone from the Finnish phone giant with but a few minor imperfections. Here's one in the pips for you, Apple.
Nokia N97 Review: The Phone Delivers, but to What Extent?
28 December 2009
Excerpt: The Nokia N97 is one of the more recent phones in the N-Series line of devices. It offers touch screen capabilities, a very cool, widget based interface and some other added features that bring this N-Series device to life. Is it perfect? Far from...
Conclusion: The Nokia N97, like any other phone has it's ups and downs. When it first came out, it really was a an awesome looking phone, but time has passed and now it's at the level of being a fine smartphone and a normal choice for any Nokia S60 fan. Of course, if you are open to other platforms and brands, the N97 will probably not make a big impression on you.