Summary: After installing the battery and turning on the device: As an illuminated white screen became adorned with those blue branding letters, the friendly handshake, and the ubiquitous Nokia jingle, I could only think of immediately setting up a Bluetooth partnership with my MacBook. All seemed to work perfectly as I keyed in location, date, and time information, and then it appeared...the home screen and its grouping of widgets.
Business & student potential WiFi N97 users - read this first
20 February 2010
Summary: If you are thinking about using the N97's built-in WiFi for net access through a corporate or university network, you might want to check if your company or university uses EAP-TTLS/PAP for WiFi authentication/security. If they do, there's a good chance this and other Nokia phones won't work with it. Despite three years of protests on Nokia's corporate website and online petitions, Nokia has failed to add support for this common security to their smartphones.
Summary: This is a great phone if you haven't been a iPhone user. Pros: - Elegant phone - Excelent touchscreen for a resistive screen. - The quality of the camera is amazing. - Endless space (32 GB) - I like very much the home screen (you can add widgets, like shortcuts to your apps) Cons: - Included email app doesn't work. - Cpu is slow. - Ovi store is just starting, lack of apps. - Included web browser is good, but could be better.
Summary: [This is an updated review; some of the issues that existed when the N97 was first released have since been addressed. Also, I have moved some of the more elaborate details of the original text into a new review ("A Guide") that I created for the white version .] Nokia E- and N-series phones have for some years now had, by far, more capabilities than anything else out there - but they have not always been the sexiest or had the widest mass appeal.
Summary: When I first learned of the n97's release, I was excited. I had been waiting for Nokia to release another ground-breaking phone, like the n95 of years ago. The n96 wasn't it, nor was the n85. Then the n97 came - with a touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard to boot! I was sold at once, but did all of my research anyway and found it to be full of innovative ideas and modern must-haves.
Almost perfect phone for even the most discriminating users...almost
Ali Razeghi, Amazon
20 February 2010
Summary: Hello and thank you for reading this review. I am a phone app developer and have had some 'face time' with the Nokia N97. I'll let you know some of the more in depth details so you can decide if this is the right phone for you or not. There are many positive features about this phone, but a few potential pitfalls for power users as well.
Summary: I've got a BlackBerry Bold , as well as an iPhone 3G. I'm not writing this review exclusively for comparing the N97 side-by-side, but given the price of this phone, the bar is set reasonably high. Obviously, nothing's really "as good as" a BlackBerry when it comes to e-mail (and you're using a BES), and nothing available right now is "as good as" an iPhone when it comes to web browsing or application availability.
Summary: I absolutely hate touch screens, yet I bought this phone. Why? This is a question for Nokia: if other people hate touch screens like I do--and they do--why do you think they'd buy the N97 with its inferior resistive touch screen over the iPhone's superior capacitive screen? Here's the reason: FULL QWERTY KEYBOARD. So when you make a phone with a "full qwerty keyboard," and then you omit a dedicated row of numbers, it's not really a full qwerty keyboard now, is it?
Summary: I really like my N97 with it's background app capabilities to totally trumps the iPhone. Not to mention basic things like flash on the camera. The camera takes pretty good pictures and video for a phone and the new free voice navigation on Ovi maps is nice. There's a problem, though - it seems to have a problem with being turned off and on - randomly it will just not turn on until you've either reset it to factory conditions or go through many iterations of trying to get...
Summary: So I went ahead and purchased the list of cell phone and PDA devices from this individual and was expecting to get some sort of contact information for different places to buy at wholesale, as the ad claimed. It turns out that I get a list of websites that I can purchase from and most of which do not even work anymore. There is a claim that one of the websites offers a price for a device that is guaranteed basically.