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Gallery: Nokia N8 vs Nokia N900 vs Nokia X6

June 27, 2010 7 comments

For your easy Sunday viewing, we have Michael who has Hell has taken some comparison pics of the Nokia N8 (Blue and silver) with the N900 and X6. For the full resolution pics, visit  HellMichael‘s flickr page!

The N8 is already Nokia’s slimmest touch screen at 12.9mm, but that tapered end makes it look even thinner.

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Where was Lola Aca in her final moments?

Pic: What’s next to my N82? N8 vs N82 thickness. :)

May 13, 2010 10 comments

Hey All! Half way through exams at the moment. Just finished one and am having my Nokia Blogging fix just before I continue revision again.

Today I want to share this pic so you could sort of get an appreciation for how slim the Nokia N8 (which is lined up next to my N82)

Check out how far we’ve now come to having such a fantastic camera squeezed into such a relatively petite phone.

It’s no ordinary camera – it has the biggest sensor of any phone camera and bigger than some digital cameras – and it still sports my ever favourite XENON flash.

The only flash worth having.

Note though that this is a very, very, very early N8.

There is a slight angle distortion, but if both were laid flat on the table (due to protruding buttons of N8 keypad) this photo would be a fair representation.

This photo is taken by Sergejs with N900!

Categories: Nokia, Nseries, Symbian Tags: , , , , , ,

CNET’s Nokia Booklet 3G performance tests (versus Asus 1101HA, Dell Mini 10, HP Mini 311, Sony Vaio X and Sony Vaio W)

November 18, 2009 1 comment

Following CNET’s initial hands on of the Booklet 3G [$299 + 2year AT&T contract – Windows 7 Starter; 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 215MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 500; 120GB Toshiba 4,200rpm] is a set of performance tests in comparison with:

  • Asus Eee PC 1101HA $380

Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 500; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

  • Dell Inspiron Mini 10 $480 – 640

  • Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

  • HP Mini 311 $400 – 520

Windows XP Home SP3; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280; 1024MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 512MB (Shared) Nvidia Ion LE; 160GB Seagate 5,400rpm

  • Sony Vaio X (VPCX115KX/N) – $1500

Windows 7 Home Premium; 2.0GHz Intel ATOM Processor Z550; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 762MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 500; 128GB Samsung SSD

  • Sony Vaio W $500

Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 128MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

It’s not surprising that the highest spec’d, and most expensive ($1500) Vaio X tops every single performance aspect (except battery life). It would have been nice to seen some Acer and Samsung netbooks in the mix.

What does this all really mean? How does the Booklet 3G fare? What criteria went in these tests (for the latter, click here)

Well it doesn’t seem to be that good with multitasking – of similar performance here with a Dell Mini 10. At least based on CNET’s method of a simultanous QuickTime and iTunes conversion.

In terms of using Photoshop, (though who’d be using a netbook for this?) the booklet 3G ranks slowest for CS3 processing under a set of predefined automated actions.

The booklet 3G is of similar performance to the Vaio X at Jalbum photo conversion and fairly average for iTunes conversion.

In terms of battery life tests (CNET used video playback), the Booklet 3G has over 7 hours of video playback. The Vaio’s both struggle with just 2 hours. I’m not sure how this would translate to general net surfing and document editing (which is the main purpose of these netbooks). The Booklet 3G is supposed to achieve highs of up to 12 hour battery life on a single charge with its 16-cell battery.

However, the EEE PC in this battery test pushes the Booklet 3G to second place video as 1101HA gets over 8 hours (nearly 9) of video playback.

Check out CNET’s review of the booklet 3G

Video: Nokia N97 vs Nokia N97 Mini

September 23, 2009 3 comments

To the average consumer, the N97 and N97 mini are practically the same phone. (Heck, that’s understandable when some people I know can’t even differentiate between manufacturers). Appearance wise, they might as well be. But there are some minor visible differences.

  • The N97 mini looks fractionally smaller than the N97 (for me, not enough to warrant the “mini” in the title)
  • The N97 mini’s tilt is less than the N97
  • The keyboard on the N97 mini may be better arranged, plus D-pad replaced by 4-arrow keys (Eldar didn’t like mini’s keyboard that much in his preview – I got used to my N97’s configuration and I think the N97 mini’s maybe superior for typing)
  • The N97 mini’s 3.2″ screen is smaller than the N97’s 3.5″
  • The N97 mini has a metal battery cover and the N97 is plastic
  • The N97 mini has a less symmetrical call/end layout
  • The N97 mini has no lens cover (with flash slightly further apart from lens)

Internally they’re pretty much the same except that notably,  the mini only has 8GB mass memory as opposed to the N97’s 32GB.

Here’s another N97 mini hands on with the N97 for comparison

Freeware: Midomi. 7 reasons why I love the Midomi app on the Nokia N97(and think it’s a better music search tool than Shazam.)

August 27, 2009 2 comments

You’re probably aware of these two apps already – again just another highlight.

Shazam and Midomi are similar music discovery engines that are currently free the Ovi Store. Get the app to listen to a piece of music – sends that recording online then immediately gets back to you with the details. Shazam is free to use until 30-11-09 and for a limited time (undisclosed) Midomi is offering a free trial. You should go to the Ovi Store now and try them both whilst they’re still free. (After the promo, Shazam Lite app lets you have some limited features and free tagging)

This post focuses more on Midomi – for Shazam details/screenshots, here’s a post from Daily Mobile

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check out my erratic and poor T-Mobile reception at home.

Shazam is quite a prominent name in finding music track details simply based on an audio recording – and it’s pretty good at doing that – saving your track searches and also integrating a music store should you wish to purchase that rack.

Midomi is very similar to Shazam – it does exactly what Shazam does. Search and identify tracks and then some to make it more than just a song recognizer/finder.

7 reasons why I love the Midomi app on the Nokia N97

1. Midomi can recognize humming/singing in addition to the actual proper track itself. I was surprised at how it could do that, -I took it as a compliment when it got my humming/singing correct. ^_^ (Shazam only recognizes the actual track) Both are very accurate – though it is brilliant that Midomi recognize more than just the original, unmodified song.

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2. Midomi stops “listening” either:

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  • after a predetermined time (max about 20s?) or
  • when I stop it or
  • when it knows it has enough and has recognized the track.

Against a speaker and the real song, Midomi often recognizes early, within 8 seconds. Shazam only stops listening after the full 14seconds (I think it’s 14)

3. Midomi saves my searches – no need to write down what that song was. But Midomi also saves:

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  • the additional browsing that I’ve done that’s related to that track (see point 5) as well
  • noting what day I and  time I searched for that song.
  • Saving recordings that weren’t matched – either due to poor reception/or bad recording. This is useful if you hear a track and haven’t got an internet connection – the recording is saved to check back later
  • Shazam saves tagged tracks and untagged tracks but all in a single list.

4. Midomi has an abundance of things you can do with the matched track

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    • You can listen to the actual track itself or other tracks that Midomi thought was similar to the recording – really useful if you just hummed a tune that you weren’t exactly sure about.
    • Watch videos using that song – it lists YouTube videos using that song, be it the official video, an acappella cover, parody etc. Opens up browser on a youtube search of that song. Really neat.
    • Mail track details
    • Find lyrics of that song (opens up web browser and a google search for those lyrics)
    • View the album that song belongs to, seeing track list, album review, artist info (then similar options for each new track you browse)
    • You can easily bookmark tracks/albums by clicking on the star
    • You can even listen to other users’ recordings of that same track – their singing/humming/track recording.

5.  Midomi has a nicer looking interface, easier to navigate and more finger friendly (input completely by touch, works only in portrait).

6. If you already know the title/artist/album you can search for them by typing in those details.

7. Midomi connects you a music store – if you want that track, you can purchase it using the Nokia Music Store App . Shazam’s also has Music Store integration, and is slightly better too (though at times temperamental) in that it searches that track at the music store too. Midomi just brought me to the Music Store

Four Three things I liked about Shazam (over Midomi)

There are four features I prefer in Shazam over Midomi: The larger album art (Midomi has a separate option to view a large album art), it works in landscape, better Music Store integration  and the free black/silver theme that comes with the Shazam install. (When you use Shazam, only the black/silver theme works. Midomi’s colour scheme changes with the theme. )

Otherwise, in terms of music searching features, on the current version I used (at time of writing) Midomi on the mobile is a much better music identifying solution.

Suggestions For Midomi

I love how Midomi interacts with tracks/albums – it makes it much more than a music identifier. The only things I could ask for is for Midomi to work in full screen, better integration with the music store and perhaps integrate kinetic scrolling. Both Midomi and Shazam have pretty cool online counterparts (such as Chart listings on topped tags/recently tags/communities) and would be nice to see this integrated in Midomi.

Suggestions for S60 music player app.

There are also so many cues that S60’s music player can take from Midomi –

  • big thumb-friendly listings
  • Quick bookmarking (great for playlists) – S60’s playlist feature is currently Options>Add to Playlist>Saved/New Playlist. Being able to simply favourite a track by a single tap for later listening is really convenient. – Perhaps then give the user the ability to organize those favourites into playlists.
  • Linking to related videos
  • Finding track lyrics (if applicable)
  • linking to other users with the same songs (maybe not so much for listening to their recording, but could build up some sort of chat app. The Ovi Store’s already got a few random social networking/chat apps and this one could be different in that there’s already something in common – taste in music, “Oh I’m listening to ….”

Video Samples: Nokia N97 vs Samsung i8910

June 8, 2009 5 comments

720p on the Samsung i8910 looks stunning, more detail,crisper, at times more natural looking colours. However, the sound is absolutely dreadful, resembling the tinny audio quality of 2004 handsets – this may still be fixed though.

The N97’s video also performs very well, some slight over saturation in parts – it also just doesn’t look right though after seeing 1280 x 720 first then 640×360. On the other hand, audio recording is fantastic and crisp – as it has been on nearly all Nseries devices.

It’s worth noting that both videos do appear better in the original format than after being uploaded to YouTube.

Nokia N97 – [download original 11.98MB]

Samsung i8910 [download original 43.42MB]

Both videos are more or less similar in length, but with the higher resolution i8910 eats up approx. 4 times more memory, so a 10 minute clip would be about 733 MB on the i8910, but 195 MB on the N97.

I guess if you transfer videos to your computer regularly that won’t be a problem. On the N97, that’s less of a need, since the video sizes are smaller BUT ALSO you have 32GB of memory to fill.

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HTC Touch Pro2 – What the N97 should have been?

April 10, 2009 5 comments

htc-touch-pro2-nokia-n97With end of May/early June (release of N97) looming, I’m getting some doubts again about what I’m actually looking for in a new phone. Not really “the best out there” but “the best for me” (but as a phone geek it’s very much the same thing)

The N97 claims to be a mobile computer:

  • Relatively large widescreen – CHECK
  • Screen at an angle – CHECK
  • Physical keyboard – CHECK

With those features, N97 seems to be bridging the gap between phones and netbooks. Its keyboard and mass of internal memory is its advantage over the other two similar competitors, Omnia HD and Idou who focus on imaging and entertainment.

What I need in a phone:

I’ve decided to use more mobile internet on my next phone purchase. Ramp up the internet allowance to have some decent “surfage” on the net: blog more and via my mobile, use more internet based services – basically try and be online 24/7 through my phone. A netbook would be good but I can’t fit that in my jeans pocket.

So if I’m going to choose the N97 because of it’s keyboard and angled screen, then it opens up the arena again for other handsets; namely the HTC Touch Pro2.

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[Similar looking: N97 vs Touch Pro2]

The HTC Touch Pro2 trumps the N97 ON

  • Screen size and resolution: 3.5″ 640 x 360 VS 3.6″ 800 x 480

HTC’s screen is only 0.1″ bigger than the Nokia’s, but more clarity with the increased pixel count – better for photos and small screen text when viewing the web/documents (although 640×360 is already really good).

  • Screen at an angle – 30 degree only – although very stable with the N97  VS a range of angles and a max of 70 degrees with HTC

The N97’s sliding mechanism is reported to be very robust – I’m not sure about the Touch Pro 2, it looks a little flimsy but it is more versatile.

  • Physical keyboard: 3 row vs 5 row.

The N97’s keyboard is apparently OK according to early reviews, but with only 3 rows and perplexing layout of certain keys, it will take some getting used to. Whilst I can forgive the space bar being on the right and the punctutation hidden amongst the letters, I really dislike the numbers being integrated into the top line of letters.

pic06[N97 keyboard with orange back lighting. Image from Eldar Murtazin, mobile review]

The SU-W8 bluetooth keyboard was just a keyboard but it also merged the top line of numbers with the letter row and, although you get used to it, it’s annoying to have to press the Fn key. (Does anyone know if numbers come up if you long press or do you just get “TTTTTTTTTTTTTT” i.e. long press 6)

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The HTC Touch Pro2 has a stonkingly good keyboard layout. Because the angle of the screen is at the edge (and wider than the N97, 55.5 VS 59.2) it can afford to have pretty much the normal keyboard layout. 5 rows, minimal compromise and although simple – the backlit keys look nicer and clearer.

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[HTC Touch Pro2’s great keyboard. Check out the video below from MobileBurn‘s Michael Oryl to see more of it in action]

Something about those orange keys on the N97 make me think about those old car phones of the 90s. Why Nokia? It could have been blue or plain white or dare say a mix it up for certain keys, but why the broad orange? On the up side, the placement of the Dpad would make it good for game play.

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[N97 keyboard with orange back lighting. Image from Eldar Murtazin, mobile review]

But only 3.2MP with no flash on the HTC Touch Pro2 is too much of a compromise coming from 5MP with Carl Zeiss optics. Furthermore, I much prefer the look of the “black” N97.

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Additional winning points: 32GB internal memory vs 228MB internal (although the HTC can also be extended with memory card) and S60 – which I’m just particularly more familiar but -however, HTC’s done wonders with WinMo 6.1 on the Touch Pro 2.

The HTC’s Touch Pro2 is a lot more enterprise orientated, with interesting features such as “Straight Talk”, not a Macho talk show but HTC’s way of integrating important contact details and innovating conference calling; although both could serve the most conscientious of executives.

Although very much in a niche category too, the more multimedia orientated N97 tagged Facebook for now clinches it for me.

Anyway, I really should be revising and finishing of coursework.

There’s plenty of info about the HTC Touch Pro2 here and the Nokia N97 here.

For a summary comparison check this out:

Apple iPhone vs Nokia N97

December 3, 2008 13 comments

Apple iPhone vs Nokia N97

[image from Robert Scoble]

The recently announced N97 is most definitely attempting to appeal to the iPhone crowd. What are the major differences between the two?

Memory:

The Nokia N97 has a potential space of 48GB, of which 32 is built in and 16GB from the expandable micro-SD card. iPhone’s maximum at the moment is 16GB, but who knows what it will be by the time the Nokia N97 has arrived, or what the maximum size micro-SD will be available by then.

Size:

[Image from Robert Scoble]

The iPhone is smaller and lighter than the N97. Much of the gained weight on the N97 can be attributed to the presence of physical QWERTY keyboard

117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9-18.3 mm 150g

115 x 61 x 11.6mm. Weight: 135g

Side by side there doesn’t seem to be much difference. I wonder though how much closer the N97 would have been was it to simply be a touch screen only phone.

Physical Keys:

It’s the old debate that sprung up once we heard about the iPhone. Millions of iPhone users have coped without one, although there equally millions of other users who require a physical keypad. The N97 offers you both (at a slight compromise on size) with having touch input and a real QWERTY keyboard.

Screen:

Both have 3.5” display, however, the iPhone’s is shorter and fatter whilst the N97’s is taller and slimmer. This is because the iPhone has an aspect ratio of 4:3 whilst the N97 has true widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. My personal preference is the 16:9 not because it’s Nokia but because I find 16:9 to be the optimum ratio for displaying media. Videos/photos/webpages. By example most computers and tv’s we’re using now are more or less 16:9.

Another difference to their screens is resolution:

The iPhone has a respectable 480 x 320. That’s 153600 pixels. The N97 has 640×360, and that’s 230400 pixels. That’s 76,800 more pixels on the N97, much like having an extra 320X240 screen stuck to the iPhone. But N97 not only more pixels but because of the similar screen space, you’ve got higher pixel density for crisper, sharper details, great when viewing photos but even better when viewing text such as on webpages/eBooks/documents and the like.

Touch:

The iPhone has been tried and tested as more or less the best touch screen experience you will ever have on any mobile device. The Nokia N97 however, is not. Demonstration of S60 touch back in February didn’t look to promising. What’s worse is that with news that the N97 is lacking Dual-CPU support that the N95/N82 had for separating telephony from other functions, as well as no 3D support, it doesn’t spring much confidence in the N97 delivering a smooth, quick and responsive UI that you’d expect as a bare essential for any flagship handset.

The Operating system:

The iPhone uses iPhone OS X whilst the N97 uses 5th Edition S60. Both are pretty stable platforms that have their own strengths and weaknesses.

Apps:

Apple has a plethora of easily accessible and reasonably priced applications that are simple and easy to install at the Apple Store. Symbian’s S60 also had a strong feature in that it had a huge library of applications that would add more functionality and dimension to your phone, but it’s not all available in one place and because of that, it’s harder to get them and their prices vary a lot.

Camera:

The iPhone has 2MP whilst the N97 has 5MP with dual LED flash. You’ve also got native support on the N97 for “DVD-like” video capture whereas you’ll require an application to achieve a substandard video recording rate on the iPhone. For me, I’ve made the transition of using the N82 as my main compact camera – always there, ready for any situation and reliable enough to know that it has the capability to capture in detail (5mp) and at any lighting situation (with it’s XENON flash). It’s also equally good on video recording, good compression rates so it doesn’t eat up ridiculous amounts of memory whilst still providing good detail and smooth video rate in most lighting conditions.

There’s more differences I want to discuss, and other features I wanted to discuss in more depth, but I have a lecture to go to now. I’m not even dressed to go yet 🙂 If you have any other differences, feel free to add.

Categories: 5th Edition, Nokia, S60, Versus Tags: , , , ,

Hello N97! :o The First Nseries Touch Screen Phone!

December 2, 2008 5 comments


Having taken some time off from the blogosphere to concentrate on University (meh), news of the Nokia N97 has brought me right out of my cave to go, “WOW!”

I actually found the story from Digg whilst taking a revision-break . The significance of that (apart from that it shouldn’t be my first source for Nokia news) is for any mobile device other than the iPhone to get to the front page, the device must have some major appeal.  Nokia’s previous offerings that attempted to succeed the mighty N95 only had small incremental changes which really didn’t seduce the purchasing masses, especially considering that the current paradigm of the ideal phone/smart phone had been redefined by Apple’s iPhone…

…then came the Nokia N97.

The N96 and N85 hadn’t really given me anything new enough that wasn’t balanced by always ready and powerful xenon of the N82. Although the N97 “only” has a 5MP camera with “only” LED flash and a respectable 48GB (potential) of space, 32GB of which is built in, there are 3 main features that really impress me enough about the N97 to switch to it: These are:

3. Form Factor/Design:

[image from Robert Scoble]

The N97 has a slideways/landscape slider like the internet tablet N810, except for that the screen pops up at a 30 degree angle when revealing the physical QWERTY keyboard, whilst the N810 stays flat. Aesthetically, the N97 is beautiful. I’ve never been a fan of white/silvery phones as they never appear as they do in renders or just look cheap, but this doesn’t look too bad. In black it is undeniably sexy and unashamedly iPhone like, which is perhaps one of its strongest appeal to less technologically minded consumers,

“It looks like an iPhone but it does a whole lot more things! I’d rather get that!” It’s still quite a chunky monkey though in comparison to the iPhone but with a physical QWERTY keyboard, that’s more than understandable.

Probably my only niggle about the design; opening is not as elegant as Sony Ericsson’s XPeria X1’s method of tilting the screen, it looks slightly like a DIY job, just propped up with an extra piece of plastic.

[Image from Robert Scoble]

Back in, 06 I think, a photoshopped image of a phone that had the possible new Nokia UI surfaced, and it looked like the gorgeous 8600 Luna. It looks like the N97 except that the N97 is real! 😀

Below, Black N97 looking similar to both the iPhone and ancient photoshopped image of a Nokia phone. Either way, it looks incredibly hot. Although both 3.5 inches, the N97 utilizes a better 16:9 true widescreen aspect ratio.

[image from Robert Scoble]

The N97 looks really small there. If it was the same touch screen only form factor, therefore as slim if not slimmer than the iPhone, and if Nokia would sort out the material used at the back, I’d say that the N97 was the better looking device. Still though, it’s very close aesthetics wise, and only those brainwashed into “MUST HAVE iPhone ONLY” could knock it.

[image from Robert Scoble]

2. Increased pixel count.

I missed the 416×352 resolution of the N80 and N90, and for such a long time, successive flag ship phones had to endure with 320 x 240.

The N97 has 640×360! Not Nokia’s highest, the internet tablets have that point; but it’s a small leap in the right direction. It’s higher than the iPhone’s 480×240 but MORE IMPORTANTLY, the aspect ratio is TRUE 16:9 widescreen. This is absolutely fantastic because which means you have a more effective use of the 3.5 inch display when viewing widescreen videos, i.e. No/less BLACK BARS. The move to true widescreen is also important considering YouTube’s evolution to 16:9 true widescreen, so newer YouTube videos can be seen in their full non-letter-glory that you would get when viewing on a standard 4:3 screen.

Below demonstrates 16:9 vs 4:3, and how most of the time, 16:9 is the most effective aspect ratio.


Image from dvd-tipps-tricks.de

Combined with the sizable collection of videos the N97 can carry, (if a 90minute DivX video takes around 700mb, that’s at least 22 movies stored on a 16GB memory card alone! 68 films if you want to fill up the entire memory!)makes the N97 quite practical portable video player . Fingers crossed the N97 meets the 4.5 hours of video playback. Although I would have hoped for more, this possibly means 270 minutes giving you enough time to finish any single part of the Lord of the Rings and still have juice left for other applications. Should you want to complete the whole LOTR Trilogy on the N97, you can always use portable chargers like those provided by Powermonkey or Proporta.

Higher pixels means also means  richer visual experience for viewing photos and browsing the internet. You’ll see more of your photos not just physically, but more detail, and this is especially useful when browsing the internet as you can read the small font text without necessarily having to zoom in as required on lower resolution devices.

1. 3.5 inch touch screen. Nokia Nseries’ first touch screen phone! Finally! I love my N800 and somewhat like the N810, and had always wished they were phones (and could be used in portrait). There are of course many touch screen phones available but none, even the Jesus-phone, had met the criteria of smartphone features I had gotten used to from Nokia and Symbian’s S60. Touch screen will add another dimension of interactivity with S60, and for Nokia, appeal to the iPhone crowd.

As much as I’d love to go on about my new found love, the N97, I must get back to my revision :(. To recap though on the features:

1. Huge memory, 48GB potentially, 32 built in, 16GB from micro-SD.

2. Huge Screen, 3.5 inches high resolution 640×360 pixel, true 16:9 widescreen

3. Sexy iPhone-esque aesthetics with a landscape/sideways slider revealing a QWERTY keyboard.

4. 36 hours of audio playback and 4.5 hours of video

Below are pretty standard features from Nokia’s high end Nseries phones.

5. 5th Edition Symbian S60

6. 5MP Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and dual LED flash

7. GPS (Sat Nav and other GPS related features)

8. HSDPA (3.5G)

9. Wi-Fi

10. USB 2.0

11. Stereo Bluetooth A2DP

12. 3.5mm headphone jack.

13. N-gage Gaming capabilities

Without having tested in in person yet, my main concerns are: 1. the processor/UI –  is it sufficient to produce a smooth and responsive experence? 2. The build – is it solidly made with the right materials or poor construction with cheapy plastic? 3. The battery life – it’s important that a multimedia device has STAMINA to utilize the features it boasts for a reasonable amount of time.

I can’t wait to see it for real! I hope Nokia markets this right because it deserves to be in the hands of people who wanted a smartphone and ended up getting an iPhone. Seriously, it is actually an excellent phone that deserves to be given a chance.

Amazing Features + Great Aesthetics + Top-Notch Marketing = WIN/iPhone Killer haha.

It’s a step in the right direction as iPhone killers go, it’s one of the closest. But not yet perfect enough to deal the killer blow. Things to improve on: should be slimmer, use better materials, have Xenon Flash, increased MP count, optical zoom maybe, fast(er) processor, widescreen video recording, better battery life. Hopefully with all these features, it’ll find its way beyond just the niche of tech-enthusiasts.

Check out these video from NokiaConversations

Here’s live demonstration from mobileburn.com

Thanks for reading 🙂