Summary: I was looking to switch from my Blackberry to another Smart phone that I thought could handle my daily requirements (I'm what you would call a power user). I paid almost $600.00 for the phone and consequently had high expectations. I had the phone for one day and realized at the end of the day this definitely wasn't the phone for me. The software was very unstable and if you haven't used the Symbian Interface before, it is not as intuitive as other smart phones.
Summary: I just got my N97 phone few days ago and I'm already enjoying the everything about the phone. Its fast, it responds very well to touch. One of the great thing about the phone is the double clicking. It means you can open/select what you really wish to open instead of mistaken opening something else because you touched the wrong part of the screen.
Excerpt: It'd be quite interesting what version of the OS all you reviewers had when you made the reviews.I've owned the N95-NAM for 2 years and got the N97 about a month ago. When I got it, it was on V10.x firmware, and granted it was a little slow. Upgraded to V20. about 2 weeks ago and speed is almost no issue. This phone makes the N95 look like a fat dog, and I loved the N95. The only thing I miss is the media buttons and the shortcut screen from the N95.
Pros: - Feature packed phone., - Good variety of software available, - Ease of use, - Similar features from previous NSeries gives previous owners an extremely low learning curve, - Faster connection to GPS, - Capable of charging via USB
Cons: - Camera flash over-exposes the right side of the night photo., - Phone design seems to be a little more fragile than the N95, - Video and photo features use up lots of battery
Summary: When i receive the N97 I was very exiting because I wait many months to have on in my hands. but in the next or second week of use it, start the problems. Many problems or the same problems of many people say here. What's wrong Nokia? I always say N Series is the best thing in cell-phones' world!! but now you disappoint me and all your fans!!
Summary: On paper, it has everything that you would expect from a $600 phone (its available for $529 now), but its only when one starts using it that all the software shortcomings come to light. 5 MP Photo Camera - great quality photos, but flash leaves a clear white mark on photos when used at night. I keep it turned off unless absolutely needed.
Excerpt: This phone is one of the best phones out today in my opinion. The version 20.2.019 update has really improved my experience with this phone. I'm an Art student and I have take great photos with this phone that I have used for Design/Photograph class. The camera works terrifically and with the version 20.2.019 the kinetic scrolling photo gallery greatly improves navigating through my photos.
Summary: So far I like it, it's very stable for the most part but ocasionally it has issues with connecting to the net, this might be due to the phone or due to the fact that the at&t network in my small town has been neglected last 6 years and barely works. it tends to drop calls easily but overall is pretty good. also it doesn't get nearly as good of signal as a blackberry in low signal areas.
Summary: Hi I just bought my N97 3 days ago and i noticed a pretty deep scratch on it already - it's only small but i am still quite upset, considering i have been taking extremel6y good care of it. I polish it after everytime i use it. I just dont undrstand ho0w this culd have happened!!! I called up the shop i got it from and they basicaly couldn't help me.. i thought it would be covered under warranty or somerthing like that...
Summary: The Nokia N97 is everything they say and more! I have had this phone now a little over 2 months and I love it. It's like taking my laptop with me everywhere I go. I can check my email, go to MySpace and Facebook to stay in touch with my relatives and friends. I can take beautiful pictures and/or video even if I leave my camera at home. The office apps. are great and the 32GB memory is outstanding by it self and it still has room for an additional 16GB of memory.