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Nokia Unveiled N97 with Touch Screen and QWERTY Keyboard

Posted on December 2nd, by Kim Poh Liaw in archive, featured. 21 comments

It is official, today Nokia announces the device that it had kept in secret until hour before the official announcement. The new Nokia N97 is the next multimedia power house which has a large 3.5-inch touch screen, 32GB built in memory, QWERTY sliding keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 5 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera module and also the 3.5mm headphone plug. With the microSD card slot you can also further expand the storage space to a max 48GB by adding a 16GB microSD card. The Nokia N97 will be sold at around 550 euros, or 693 USD in first half of 2009 next year.



  • Network: WCDMA 900/1900/2100 (HSDPA), EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • User Interface:S60 5th Edition
  • Dimensions:117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm (L x W x H) *18.25 mm at camera area
  • Weight:Approx. 150 g
  • Display:3.5 inch TFT with up to 16 million colors (640×360 pixels)
  • Battery: Nokia Battery BP-4L, 1500 mAh
  • 32 GB on-board memory
  • microSD memory card slot
  • Video playback:MPEG-4 / SP and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, up to 30 fps, up to VGA resolution
  • RealVideo up to QCIF @ 30 fps
  • Windows Media (WMV9) up to CIF @ 30 fps
  • Flash Lite 3.0 / Flash Video in internet browser
  • Music playback: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
  • 5 megapixels camera (2584 x 1938 max)
  • Video capture: MPEG-4 VGA (640 x 480) at up to 30 fps
  • Flash: Dual LED camera flash and video light
  • Talk time:Up to 320 min (3G), 400 min (GSM)
  • Standby time:Up to 400 hrs (3G), 430 hrs (GSM)
  • Video playback:Up to 4,5 hours (offline mode)
  • Music playback:Up to 37 hours (offline mode)
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g with UPnP support
  • Micro-USB connector
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone plug and TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio, enhanced data rates (EDR)
  • GPS receiver with support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)

Press release below:

Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N97, the world’s most advanced mobile computer, which will transform the way people connect to the Internet and to each other. Designed for the needs of Internet-savvy consumers, the Nokia N97 combines a large 3.5″ touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard, providing an ‘always open’ window to favorite social networking sites and Internet destinations. Nokia’s flagship Nseries device introduces leading technology – including multiple sensors, memory, processing power and connection speeds – for people to create a personal Internet and share their ‘social location.’

“From the desktop to the laptop and now to your pocket, the Nokia N97 is the most powerful, multi-sensory mobile computer in existence,” said Jonas Geust, Vice President, heading Nokia Nseries. “Together with the Ovi services announced today, the Nokia N97 mobile computer adjusts to the world around us, helping stay connected to the people and things that matter most. With the Nokia N97, Nseries leads the charge in helping to transform the Internet into your Internet”.


Sensing your ‘So-Lo’
The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of ‘social location’. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 mobile computer intuitively understands where it is. The Nokia N97 makes it easy to update social networks automatically with real-time information, giving approved friends the ability to update their ‘status’ and share their ‘social location’ as well as related pictures or videos.

Widescreen – Internet and entertainment
The home screen of the Nokia N97 mobile computer features the people, content and media that matter the most. Friends, social networks and news are available by simply touching the home screen. The 16:9 widescreen display can be fully personalized with frequently updated widgets of favorite web services and social networking sites. The Nokia N97 is also perfectly suited for browsing the web, streaming Flash videos or playing games. Both the physical QWERTY and virtual touch input ensure efficiency in blogging, chatting, posting, sending texts or emailing.


The Nokia N97 supports up to 48 GB of storage, including 32 GB of on-board memory, expandable with a 16 GB microSD card for music, media and more. This is complemented by excellent music capabilities, full support for the Nokia Music Store and continuous playback time of up to 1.5 days. The Nokia N97 also has a 5-Megapixel camera with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, 16:9 and DVD quality video capture, and support for services like Share on Ovi for immediate sharing over HSDPA and WLAN.

The Nokia N97 is expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2009 at an estimated retail price of EUR 550 before taxes or subsidies.


  • Chris

    Im not feeling this phone at all….Sorry Nokia

  • Field

    Nseries touch? That must be cool. However I expect 480*640 pixels screen.

  • Boommovodieft

    I am here at a forum newcomer. Until I read and deal with the forum.
    Let’s learn!

  • http://www.nokia.com Shah

    Chriss.. i think you were waiting for a spaceship that could fit into your pocket loooooooooooooool…

    Good Job Nokia.. its better and its better then anything in the market right now.

  • ooopinionsss

    How you think when the economic crisis will end? I wish to make statistics of independent opinions!

  • bong

    nokia n97,, i will waiting for that touchscreen phone,, when will it be coming ??


    What will be weight of of this mobile should be handy and sleek

  • Manjunath

    Nokia is evergreen Mobile’s compared to others.

  • Tony

    Too thick, slow processor, extremely overpriced.
    Yet another touchscreen phone that doesn’t compete with the iPhone. (especially in price).

  • thatguy3739

    i expected a better camera than the other N series, but i think it is an awesome phone nokia whooooooooooooooo!

  • Gossip Girl

    omg i love this phone…..honestly im in love……i NEEED to get this phone…..when the hell will this be released in singapore????? and price? and what does first half of the year mean? i mean it could be anything from jan till like what june? july? sorry im just getting impatient…I WANT IT SOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!IF only it was out yet….it would SO go onn my wish list…..as if its not already….its number 1! cant wait! :)

  • http://- nigga

    i love the looks!!

  • jo*jo(SF)

    does this phone have a tilt feature???/

  • gorgeous

    this phone is one of the best out of the N series I would know cause I have every single one.. I hope its better than my N96 cause that phone is so slow.. I can’t wait till it comes out..

  • Coop

    Is this phone coming to AT&T is so WHEN!!!!!!!!

  • lil’ nas

    nice phone.. ill handle it in a few day time.. :D cant wait

  • castro

    What a phone!…….i will tell my mama to get me this phone…i just love it

  • http://Www.google.com blake201

    Seems to be an awesome phone but i hope it doesn’t hangs, like n96 usually do due to its huge onboard memory. Features n looks of this phone really rocks. The thing that excites me the most is its sliding qwerty keypad, can’t wait to get ma hands over it. N ya can we run pc games like nfs undercover, fifa 08 etc…..on it? Not kiddin am serious.

  • Sam

    how much is it now? wifi support?

  • Pala_vikas

    what is price in ruppes

  • ravi vyas

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