Nokia Introduces N97 Smartphone with Touchscreen, Keyboard – HispanicBusiness.com

Nokia introduced Tuesday the N97, the company’s newest smartphone in the post-iPhone world. The device Nokia is promoting as a “mobile computer” features both a touchscreen and a pull out QWERTY keyboard, a GPS, a 5 megapixel camera, 640 x 480 video recording, a 16:9 widescreen display, 32GB of built-in RAM that’s expandable to 48GB via a MicroSD card, social networking features, WiFi, support for the Nokia Music Store, and up to 36 hours of continuous music playback. Oh, and it’s a big. The device measures 4.65″ long, 2.2″ wide, is 0.6 inches thick, and weighs 5.29 ounces. by means of comparison, the iPhone 3G measures 4.5″ long, 2.4″ wide, 0.48″ thick, and weights 4.7 ounces. The Nokia N97 with its QWERTY keyboard out. Nokia also announced several related services that include Mail on Ovi for cell phone-based e-mail and Nokia Messaging, a platform for push e-mail for its phone line. Nokia Messaging will launch in Q1 of 2009 in a few European and South American countries where Nokia dominates the market. It will be released “later in the year” in other, unspecified countries. “From the desktop to the laptop and now to your pocket, the Nokia N97 is the most powerful, multi-sensory mobile computer in existence,” Jonas Geust, Vice President in charge of the Nokia Nseries, said in a statement. “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.” The N97 in touchscreen mode. The other big new feature in the N97 is one the company didn’t really offer a name for, but introduced as the concept of “social location.” Utilizing its built-in GPS, the N97 can automatically let your social networking sites post your location, whereever and whenever you are. Hoorah! The Nokia N97 is expected to shop sometime in the first half of 2009, and the company said it will be priced at US$550 before subsidies. Street pricing will have to wait for carriers to announce deals to carry the phone. The company has not yet added the N97 to its Web site.

Nokia Introduces N97 Smartphone with Touchscreen, Keyboard – HispanicBusiness.com


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