We’re not expecting the Nokia N97 until May, but Eldar from Mobile Review already comes out with the Nokia N97 review! It should be called a preview since the device is an early prototype, but who cares? I know I’m not the only one excited about this Qwerty-toting touch device from Nokia.
Read these noteworthy excerpts if you don’t want to read the full Nokia N97 review:
- Nokia N97… is geared more towards younger people looking for an interesting and at the same time feature-rich device, as well as those who are after a state-of-the-art phone packing in some distinctive abilities.
- The main reason why Nokia are releasing the N97 in the first half of 2009 is pretty simple – they need some wiggle room to launch all services that are related to this phone in one way or another.
- The Nokia N97 doesn’t feel all that chubby and rather seems well-proportioned
- The N97′s build quality is fine, even though it doesn’t utilize any metal parts.
- At 3.5 inch diagonal (which is 0.3 inches bigger than the 5800′s screen), 16:9 aspect ratio, 16 million colors and 640×360-pixel resolution (43×78 mm), the N97′s screen is a true marvel.
- The Space button is housed on the right, even though its place should really be in the center.
- The handset’s battery life averaged 3 days in our tests, when we used the N97 for about two hours of calls, a dozen or two snaps, several minutes of video, and around an hour of music/radio.
- It offers very flexible settings for widgets, and its huge display allows the user to put more information onto the home screen.
- The N97 sports pretty deep integration with social networks and various instant messengers, which is great news for web addicts.
- Its audio quality wasn’t much worse than that of the 5800 XpressMusic, although it seemed a little bit different.