Nokia announces N97 smartphone

Nokia N97

At the Nokia World 2008 event, Nokia unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the N97. Called the world’s most advanced mobile computer, it promises to transform the way people connect to the Internet and to each other. Hum, sure, if you say so, Nokia.

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.’

Sharing a form factor very similar to that of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1, the N97 comes with HSDPA connectivity, a 3.5-inch 16:9 widescreen touchscreen display that tilts above a slide-out QWERTY keyboard (virtual touch input also supported), 32 GB of on-board memory, integrated A-GPS, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, an electronic compass, a 5MP camera, a microSDHC card slot (supporting cards up to 16GB), and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Nokia N97 will begin shipping in the first half of 2009 and will sell for about €550 before taxes and subsidies.

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