So What Do You Think About Nokia N97?

66 thoughts on “So What Do You Think About Nokia N97?”

  1. I have had for 3 weeks also, and the os and apps really sucks…too bad..

    It has, as you mention, nice hardware features and a good build. But the general feel of the thing is just like back in 2000…its like its still trying to grasp this whole new internet thing…

  2. I’ve also had one for about 3 weeks, and I like it. Feels great in hand, excellent weight. The OS – when compared to other mobile OSes that aren’t as old – is dated, but very powerful still. It needs a bit more polish in terms of the UI, but overall is easy to understand for those that are familiar with Nokia and Symbian products.

    I do wish that it were more of a swing for the fences type of device though. The idea behind the widget’s based homescreen can be pushed a lot further.

    Other makes could take a lesson from Nokia with the N97 in terms of making a powerful device that works for a day and a half with GPS on and attached to AT&T’s 3G network. To that end, there’s not much more impressive hardware out there.

  3. I have had it just 10 days. I am/ was a loyal Nokia user since 1995. The N97 is making it hard for me to continue the relationship although to get out would be hard because of my contract. So I may well go back to my N95 and continue to tell others to desist from it.

    Not enough memory, cannot run more than 2 apps simultaneously, WAP usage drains battery at an amazing rate, touch screen response varies from app to app but not always, Ovi wants me to pay £8 for Gravity for Twitter (I don’t think so!), Ovi itself is under-developed, GPS is worse than in iPhone, just 10 days of use of the stylus has worn out the lower half of the screen. Shall I go on?

    The terrible thing is there is no engagement from Nokia on Twitter and other social media channels.

  4. In a word the problem is simple… symbian. Its a very very difficult operating system environment. No one wants to touch it. With few third party apps its doomed which is a shame since from a purely hardware standpoint it has real advantages to a iPhone.

    1. There are tons of third-party applications on the net for the Symbian, try Google or Altavista.
      The problem is that Nokia used to have a “AppStore” for the Nokia Communicator (The 9000-serie / E90 ) that was a disaster. Nokia also has another market strategy because of its position with the operators / “carriers”.
      So, it was “first” with the T9 for texting / SMS. It was first with cameras, and at the moment first with GPS – all because these creates network load, and increase what you spend.
      With full Java support and better browser (Opera) – the phones should be favourites to anyone making embedded applications. The iPhone has opened a market where Nokia has been for 20 years – with 3rd party applications. It is not the other way around. Google returned with 31.7 million hits on free downloads for the N97…

  5. I’ve just sent my review unit back, and honestly, I was glad to do so. First off, I don’t think Symbian, in-of-itself, is the culprit here – I regularly carry the Nokia N79 or any other Symbian-powered smartphone and I think the system works awesome.

    The biggest downfall of the N97, in my opinion, is the overall software experience. The first firmware (v10) was horrendous – easily the most beta software I’ve ever used on a production phone, and that’s including the original N95 (which was abysmal). The new firmware (v11) helped a bit here and there, but it still doesn’t fix what’s wrong.

    The N97, out of the box, works fine, for the most part. It has all the necessary parts, and they basically work as advertised. Unfortunately, none of it is shiny-wow-new. Heck, it ships with Nokia Maps v2.0 installed – Nokia just renamed this to Ovi Maps and launched v3.0 – with Ovi Synchronization, automatic color changes, and a host of other important improvements. Nokia has their new Intellisync-based Nokia Messaging email app, which I think is awesome – doesn’t come on the N97. Some folks have found it lingering in the ‘Software Updates’ app, while others had to download Nokia Messaging from the web – it should have been baked in. After 3 weeks and 2 firmwares, my review unit *still* didn’t have N-Gage, despite being advertised as having it. Ovi Contacts, Nokia’s Blackberry Messenger-competitor was only *just* released for S60v5, and it consistently crashed on my N97, even after a hard-reset.

    The list goes on and on and on. The N97 is a beautiful handset, and on paper, it’ll blow your mind. Unfortunately, as usual, Nokia simply couldn’t execute the software side, which is a darn shame. The N97 *should* have been Nokia’s ‘Ovi Phone’, much like Android has pretty much all of Google baked right in. Ovi is 2 years old this August, and we have yet to see a phone that is really ‘Ovi-fied’.

    1. Hey guys, can anybody tell me how much RAM is free when you buy the N97, coz mine is showing only 5 mb free at any time..

      Also is there any issue with network on N97, coz it always fluctuates.

      Pls reply soon,

      1. phone mem. should be around 20 or 25mb’s. mine fluctuates a bit as well though. not much u can do about it. it seems everyone has different probs I’ve noticed I dont have the issues most people have, but I cant see who’s texting, it jus shows the # and not the name even though it’s usually 1 of my contacts( who wants to memorize a bunch of phone #’s)and my key guard is finicky. The network shouldnt fluctuate rapidly(thats a big problem) but occationaly is normal it may be your service provider and/or your internet connec.

  6. Agreed the UI feels dated but the home screen with widgets is excellent, all the information you need without having to open an application. It would be even better if you could have multiple home screens accessed through the touch swipe of the screen. Guaranteed Apple will include widgets like this in a future version of the iPhone as they drip feed features to keep people upgrading their phones. Don’t get me wrong, the iPhone has an amazing UI and is a great phone but the way the market is tied up in the US is a disgrace.

    The most disappointing thing about the phone is Nokia’s marketing/Public Relations/support. The Ovis store is woefully immature lacking basic features like re-download support and for us Mac users we are still waiting for a N97 iSync plug-in to sync our PIM data. Like any new device there are always going to be problems that generally can be fixed by firmware updates, the dissapointment is that Nokia are just not doing a good job of managing the perception of the device.

  7. I had the device on loan for just over two weeks and gave it a mixed review. I don’t think Symbian S60 5th Edition is as bad as everybody makes out, and if you’re a previous Nokia user it’s all very familiar. Battery life seemed better than iPhone and Android devices (I have the HTC Magic / T-Mobile myTouch right now) and the camera is really nice. I also love the N97’s form factor with its 35 degree tilt etc. but the keyboard is not up to par as it should be (like the trusty E71). On the downside, I just don’t understand why Nokia stuck with a resistive touch screen and because 5th edition is still quite new, there is a lack of 3rd party apps, although this will improve. The homescreen widgets are where all phones should be heading and are fully customizable. The biggest issue with the N97, however, is that is does lots but doesn’t do any of it ‘best of class’, aside possibly from the camera’s optics. A really good example is the browser, which works fine but is slow and clunky.

    One thing to consider if you’re reading this in the states, is that the N97 in the UK can be had for free on a £35-40 a month contract. That’s not a bad deal IMHO. Comparable to Android (HTC Magic) but less than iPhone.

    http://www.last100.com/2009/06/09/nokia-n97-review/

  8. What are you guys on about? I just can’t part with my N97! It does for me everything I expected and more.My emails / Music / Movies / Facebook / Apps/ Pictures – which I download from Ovi Store. In short I am VERY SATISFIED with the N97.

    My bro gave me an Iphone & ebayed it. Just couldn’t stand the iphone. No keyboard, it kept crashing plus the iphone’s camera’s simply a waste of time.

    1. I agree with the writer! I love my phone and i don’t know hy people can’t stand it. Maybe they don’t know how to use it properly. My brother help me to modify my phone, so i can use it very simply. And N97 has A BIG memory which is 32GB, plus we can add more memory with Memory card, the phone memory does have lots of space like 40 MB. Looks like its enough right?

  9. have had it for 2 weesk and it works well not exceptional but 8/10 .can u guys tell me how you update firmware to v11 im stuck on v10 and haven.t got a clue on how to upgrade

  10. I’ve had mine for 2 weeks. so far i am very impressed.

    Build quality is excellent, keyboard is near perfect for larger hands, hinge is a marvel of modern engineering, lol

    The touch is about as good as resistive screens can get, and more responsive than some capacitive touch screens I have used.

    Camera is great – low light is an issue (like all camera phones) and a xenon flash would have be been nice, but the actual picture quality is great. (and just because some phones have more MP doesn’t mean they take BETTER pictures, just BIGGER pictures)

    Symbian doesn’t have the flash some phone os’ have now… but i like it, it feels powerful, and I couldn’t live without being able to multi task. I dunno why one person complained about not being able to open more than 2 apps, my phone constantly has 3 – 5 open and I really don’t notice any slowdown

    My ONLY complaint is OVI and 3rd party applications, it is garbage at the moment. I don’t think it will be forever but there hasn’t been much to be excited about yet. I did expect far greater variety in the home screen widgets – something to keep track of eBay, msn messenger home screen widget with updates like when you receive a new message, that sort of thing

    I think they still have so much potential to make the n97 the next big thing, but they need to get quality 3rd party sites on board and applications up and running quickly before the inital hype of the phone runs out – Facebook was a great start.

  11. As much as I also root for Nokia (can’t help it as I worked there for 10 years), the overall user experience just isn’t anywhere near as good as it is on the iPhone. Sure, there are niggles like the lack of multitasking and that Apple has to bless every app you install on it (unless you jailbreak), but the overall experience on the iPhone is so much better.

  12. Had the phone for weeks and it is a great phone. There are so many negative feedbacks in regards to this phone due to its bad UI interface, outdated OS, resistive screen, slow processor and lack of 3rd party support.

    However, I look at it at a different angle. Im happy it has a UI interface, has an OS, a touchscreen, enough power to get me going, and have all the applications I need.

    All in all, it will get me from point A to point B. Especially the homescreen, I got my facebook, access to both Exchange email and personal email, Nimbuzz and some news and weather. Thats all I really need.

    On top of that, I like to take great photos seriously so the added quality lense is sufficient for a spur of a moment shots. Now, this was my only main point why I decided to get the n97 instead of the Iphone. If at that time, if the Iphone had a quality lense similar to the N97, then definitely I would’ve gone for the Iphone.

    So this phone is good enough for day to day tasks from communications to multimedia features. Im happy and Im not tied to Nokia and/or any manufacturers. It all boils down to your preference and the N97 fits my daily needs.

  13. I really like my n97. Sure the software needs work but im going to enjoy watching new firmwares come out making this faster and better. Ngage support straight away isn’t an issue for me. Im sure it will come when there are ngage games ready to use the features of the n97.

    P.s

    love the keypad!

  14. Certainly, some like it and some dont. For those who do most emailing, the full size keyboard is just better enough. But most of us, if the touch interface design can solve 90% of the problems then 90% of time you don’t need a keyboard.

    I recommend iphone for most people. Unfortunately not for those still want to stick withe keyboard. Balance between keyboard and touch is bad ideas.

    Most important is a phone is multi-touch then it need to focus to solve the UI and make it better for people. Of course there is still a failure like Samsung Omnia with windows mobile 6.1. Which doesnt eveb concern how people going to use it.

    Think different. Do repeat with same thing again. The N97 is not great thing yet. Transforming the Internet? Not even that at all.

  15. Certainly, some like it and some dont. For those who do most emailing, the full size keyboard is just better enough. But most of us, if the touch interface design can solve 90% of the problems then 90% of time you don’t need a keyboard.

    I recommend iphone for most people. Unfortunately not for those still want to stick withe keyboard. Balance between keyboard and touch is bad ideas.

    Most important is a phone is multi-touch then it need to focus to solve the UI and make it better for people. Of course there is still a failure like Samsung Omnia with windows mobile 6.1. Which doesnt eveb concern how people going to use it.

    Think different. Dont repeat with same thing again. The N97 is not great thing yet. Transforming the Internet? Not even that at all.

  16. It appears N97 flagship product if a MAJOR class FLOP! As is the Ovi service that is barely functional and offers just a handful of crappy wallpapers and ringtones.

    How did the previous flagship product N96 sell? People are talking about N95 as the previous version, but the fact is that N96 is the previous one! I think it was a major flop also!

  17. After the firmware update to v11 I like my N97 more and more. It feels solid, love the keyboard for writing emails and sms, like the customized home screen. Great to have Facebook, email, calendar integrated in there. However I agree that the software could be better and it seems like Nokia released the N97 ahead of time – where is the promised Skype integration ?? where are the DLNA functions that other Nseries phones have? I imagine these will come in future software updates. But I’m not giving back my N97. I like the touch screen, so easy to use.

  18. Firstly. I enjoyed reading everyones views on this handset (apart from Clarence??) as I have been considering it for my next upgrade.
    I agree that the iphone experience is up there with the best of em, but like many of you I have been avoiding it like the plague (own a Touch).

    What I really wanted to know is if it were possible to upgrade the OS of the N97 to include multitouch and other things it may have missed on to make the whole experience better?

  19. I as well have thoroughly enjoyed my N97. Yes, the ui seems a bit dated because, well, Symbian has been around the block a few times. It is still an awesome device though!.

  20. Not realy sure why everyone has such bad reviews for this thing. Build to perfection and is just a taste of things to come from Nokia and OVI. One thing that people must remember is that Nokia doesn’t just release junk to the consumer. N97 has it’s flaws but so does the Iphone, Android, and etc. I do not see such bad reviews for them.

    I’ve had it for one week and still find myself late at night playing around with all the options.

  21. I’ve had my N97 for about a month now and after a sketchy start absolutely love it, it seems like even the Ovi store is coming together. Like somebody else posted I can’t understand why reviewers are giving it such a hard time especially when they gloss over the flaws of the iPhone and Android phones. Agreed it’s not perfect (no phone is) but it will get better with future firmware updates and the homepage widgets are brilliant, all the information I need with a glance and without having to open any applications. It’s so good I expect the iPhone will have something like this on the next drip feed of features to get the punters to purchase a new iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, I love Apple products (I even own a few) but they’re not perfect, Apple are just very good at marketing. Nokia could certainly learn a few lessons from Apple on this.

  22. Hey evry1,

    How many of us are facing problem related to their network in N97, Im facing the same too, It always keeps on fluctuating & most often shows “No network”. I’m facing same problem at both my home as well as at my workplace. but my another phone N73 shows full network coverage at both same places with same Vodafone connection with same SIM. From this one can make out this should not be the problem with service provider. It’s a handset problem.

    Even after i have updated firmware to V 11.0.021, network problem still exist but processing is much faster now.

    Dude pls help me out in resolving this problem.. so that i can change my handset.

    request all of you to provide suggestions.

    Thanks in Advance..

  23. i have had the nokia n97 now for 10 days iv already had to have a replacement as the 1st nokia n97 i had kept crashing and when i tried to use the keyboard to type on facebook it kept coming up in symbles and not the letters for a few times. then it says my packet data is full or memory full. now im on my 2nd nokia n97 and the back light doesnt always come on when i press the menu button or slide screen up.also the keyboard still plays up when i try typing on facebook!
    i do really like the app on the pone and the style but i am thinking of changing the phone but what else is good!

  24. I’m about to have my 4 day old handset replaced by Three in the UK, as it won’t run Skype. I’ve also had no luck in being able to get anything from Quick Office to work – i.e. I can’t create and documents or spreadsheets, or pay for the licenses! I’m starting to get peed off by my N97 experience already. Trouble is, my brother has the new iPhone 3GS, can I really admit that he got the right phone and I bought the crap one?!

  25. Hey evry1,

    How many of us are facing problem related to their network in N97, Im facing the same too, It always keeps on fluctuating & most often shows “No network”. I’m facing same problem at both my home as well as at my workplace. but my another phone N73 shows full network coverage at both same places with same Vodafone connection with same SIM. From this one can make out this should not be the problem with service provider. It’s a handset problem.

    Even after i have updated firmware to V 11.0.021, network problem still exist but processing is much faster now.

    Dude pls help me out in resolving this problem.. so that i can change my handset.

    request all of you to provide suggestions.

    Thanks in Advance..

    hey guys..pls respond to my queries???

  26. Had my N97 for a few weeks and rate it as rubish I’m afraid, I don’t expect a high end phone not to display who’s texting me or the light not to come on when the lock relase button is moved. I expect when I’m pressing the screen, for the thing I’m pressing to actually do something, I also expect not to have to fiddle around trying to unlock the phone just to answer a call! I had a N95 8GB and thought that was fine, it worked! Maybe I’ve just got a duff one. I know all these problems might be basic, however its all well and good the phone doing the fancy stuff well, but it needs to do the basics too as I actually use it as a phone sometimes!!!!

  27. Hi,

    I’ve got a same problem with network. I don’t know why, but my N97 loosing the signal very often.
    The three customer service adviced I should send back the handset for repairing. I thing our handset is the first generation of N97 and will have many problem.
    That was a same with the first N95s. I regretted to buy this phone.
    Maybe the new firmwares will solve this problems, if it can.

    Regards,

    Thomas

    1. Hi Thomas,

      I had already updated the firmware to 11.0.021, but i dont think it has solved my network problem. but yes processing speed has increased.

      After tiring, i had changed my service provider,yak problem still exist so it is the problem with handset.

      Also phone is getting restart again an again with terrible colors on the display.

      Im not satisfied with this phone after paying 30K to nokia.

      Suggest me some resolution for my problem…frnds.

  28. I have now used N97 for 20 hours. I use my cell phone mostly for web surfing. I am no fan of touchscreens, because moving the finger around the screen is tedious. For heavy use, a control ‘stick’ like in N73 is more ergonomic. Some suggestioons for improvement of N97:

    1. Remove the sharp edges on the back cover at the bottom and around the camera. When I use the physical keyboard, the edges do not feel nice on fingers.

    2. With the physical keyboard, make it possible to control the browser entirely with physical buttons.

    3. It takes 3 strokes to open the bookmarks of the browser. It should take only 1 or 2 strokes.

    4. In the landscape mode in the browser, if the picture is enlarged with tapping, in text entering there is a bug: the cursor is drawn to a wrong position.

    5. Make the travel distance of a key push in the physical keyboard bigger. The feedback should be somewhat stronger when a key is pressed.

    6. The browser crashed a few times.

    7. Full support of Flash videos would be nice. Now N97 only supports the lightweight Flash.

    Some good things in N97:

    1. Battery life much better than in N73.

    2. The processor and response time is fast enough.

    1. Forgot to add:

      3. The familiar N series style menus are nice, as a Nokia user learns quickly to use N97, too. Thus, I have the opposite opinion to the commentators.

      4. I bought a 1 Mbit/s 3.5G connection. Its speed matches the browser nicely so that waiting for a heavy 2 MB web page to load does take excessively long. The browser starts drawing the page later than in N97, but that is not a problem due to a fast download speed.

      As a conclusion, I think N97 needs some bug fixing in the browser, and some small changes to improve the ergonomy of the keyboard. I hope Nokia will address these in N98 :). I will pass the comments on this blog to Nokia engineers.

  29. I have the N97 a few weeks now and I like it. Its good solid quality build. Yes Symbian s60 platform is aging but it depends how you look at things: the IPhone Apps are largely download and use a few times then boredom sets in. There may be thousands of them but they are mostly crap. I don’t trust apple hardware either in terms of reliability. The N97 is much more organised and serious to me, maybe the way my brain works. The camera is excellent. I have no bug issues I haven’t been able to resolve with a bit of tweaking and the home page is a great idea, though I agree it can be developed. Its easy to forget one thing also – as a phone for speaking to people ! : its quality is the best I have used on a mobile ! Its Nokia for me every time if you want quality hardware. I am sure the platform and apps / widgets will develop also.

  30. Hi Frnds,
    I had already updated the firmware to 11.0.021, but i dont think it has solved my network problem. but yes processing speed has increased.

    After tiring, i had changed my service provider,yak problem still exist so it is the problem with handset.

    Also phone is getting restart again an again with terrible colors on the display.

    Im not satisfied with this phone after paying 30K to nokia.

    Suggest me some resolution for my problem…frnds.

    Thanks in advance

  31. Hi everyone,

    I don’t understand why most people say negative reviews about this N97.

    You all should know Newton’s 3rd Law: “EVERY REACTION HAS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION”

    So does this N97.

    But for me overall I like the phone. But the pricing seems to be too high. Well it is the price of my new laptop. So we can say it is some sort of mini netbook.

    Anyway I would like to give it a rating of 4/5. While I would give iPhone a rating of 3.5/5.

    1. hey Appu,

      R u facing problem with Network in ur handset.any restart or hangup issue. let me know ur service provider and location.

      thanks in advance.

  32. I got one a few weeks ago, branded to Vodafone. Put my Orange SIM in, and the phone worked, but I couldn’t get any internet. Phoned Orange, and they really did not have a clue, but eventually the lady sent me some SIM updates, and I was at last able to get online.

    I put it back in the box as “too technical”, until I had about a free day to fart about with it to get it all working.

    Tried again this Monday. Phone crashed. Downloaded latest software, phone now displays “Phone memory full” – I had only taken five photographs! No dial keys available on the touchscreen, only on the soft keys QUERTY

    Took to Carphone Warehouse, “We don’t touch them, phone the N97 helpline”

    Phoned that, and the bloke was a bit more clued up, and he decided the phone was ****ed.

    It has now been sent away via a Nokia service centre to specialists for “five to ten working days”.

    Where to? “Somewhere in Cambridgeshire, and if they can’t repair it, it goes to Poland”

    Not an auspicious start, it lasted for about six hours.

    When it comes back I may put it straight on eBay!

    1. bollinge, what you mean no dial key on the touch screen? on the home screen(first view), center bottom, there is a icon made of 7 squares, press that, it’ll bring up the dial keys…

    2. Bollinge, the N97 has only about 128 MB of ‘memory’ (RAM), while it has a whopping 32 GB of flash memory. You should put your downloaded applications, photos, and videos to the flash memory.

      Sounds like the problem may be a full memory. You may need to uninstall downloaded applications or delete the photos.

      I have now been using my N97 for 3 weeks, and it works ok. Sometimes it loses the 3G packet connection; I do not know if it is the HDSPA network or the phone to blame. Another bug is that the browser sometimes crashes on heavy web pages, presumably laden with Javascript.

  33. Hi Evry1,

    Finally i got my N97 handset changed, this 1 is working fine so far. i m very much satisfied with this new handset.

    As per my experience, Nokia has distributed some malfunctioning handsets all over or else there huge bugs in Firmware 10.0.021.

    my new firmware has updated firmware 11.0.021, which is absolutely working fine. So suggest you all to get your firmware updated.

    Problem faced by me in my old Nokia handset N97.

    1) Often network fluctuation.
    2) Cranky vibration sound while pressing touch screen.
    3) Getting crashed while surfing or accessing any application.
    4) Showing only 2 MB free of RAM.
    5) And many small bugs..

    Request all of you to get your handset changed immediately, if you are facing any of the above problems, Coz i had already sent my handset to nokia service centre & they were unable to rectified the sames.

    Please put your experiences with N97 also.

    Thanks…

  34. hey to everyone…..I want to buy n97 and I know if it worth it……I love nokia……at the moment I have nokia n95….and I thought this n97 will be rat…..but comments aren’t saying this…..so waht do you thnik?

  35. hey evry1,

    Nowadays nokia running advertisement on TV saying NEW NOKIA N97,

    I need to ask you all, whether they had made some changes in old N97 and launched the new one.

    OR It is the old one only with just product line as NEW NOKIA N97

    What is the difference between OLD N97 & NEW N97.

    Pls reply,

    Thanks in advance
    Prakash.

  36. My relationship with the Nokia n97, has been one of crashing frustration. Crashing, 3 times button pressing, slow as hell, works about half the time, mess of a phone. I’ve owned the n95, n82, n97. I am NOT HAPPY with the n97.

  37. For those waiting for 3rd party apps and/or support, forget it. NOBODY IS DEVELOPING for S60v5. And nobody will.

    People are already developing for Android/iPhone. And everyone is waiting for Maemo to catch up. S60v5 is dead, and the new Symbians are just around the corner (^3, ^4…).

    Even with QT, it is a “lose-lose” situation: if the new Symbians make it, for more or for less, and they probably will anyway, nobody will develop for the older ones, because as I speak, Nokia is pushing changes to QT to break the “compile once, run everywhere” motto. Planned obsolescence to make current sets less and less desirable. And on the worst situation, Maemo remains niche and Symbian is lost on the past, not bringing new developers to the field. You lose.

    Honestly, I will go for a platform that may not have the better hardware, but has momentum to bring all the useful applications. History tells that. Maemo/QT/Symbian may gain momentum tomorrow, I don’t deny it, but currently they are behind the curve.

  38. I’ve had the N97 for 2 months, and I have very mixed feeligs about it: FB, Search, and overall internet experience: great.
    Music player and apps, way behind in terms of frictionless app.
    Camera and camera apps: Great
    Phone, email: absolutely dreadful. Slow, memory hog for email,
    too much fiddling about to find a contact, call them, let alone edit and update them: it takes at least 5 times more manipulations to send a call than on a bberry.
    OVI: not enough content
    Handset: very heavy

  39. I have got this N 97 and i am already facing problems with network after 10 days of usage it really feels horrible. I am really pissed off on this one. I dont know how many of you guys are facing the same network problem.

  40. I’ve had an n97 now for about 6 months, true it has a comparatively small c:\ drive (especially when it has a 32G hdd) and it could have had a tad more RAM but overall it is a beautiful PHONE.

    And that is the point, it is a phone first and PDA/GPS/Camera and Entertainment unit second, although I’d have to say it isn’t too shabby as a Camera or an entertainment unit, you can even connect it to your TV and if you use Lonely Cat Games – SmartMovie and you don’t need to convert your divx TV shows.

    For those who don’t like the feel of the screen, try it with a stylus (seriously – it makes a world of difference and worth the few bucks on ebay).

    Okay true its games aren’t psp quality but are good enough to pass the time on that train ride home (when you’re not watching that TV show you missed because of the kids).

    As for apps, give it time there are already some brilliant free apps out there like the skyfire internet browser(it supports flash) and not to forget the new nokia email app, I can now check all my emails even yahoo(without the yahoo charge) in one go.

    Overall, yes it isn’t flawless and I understand because you can do so much with it people expect it to do more, but it is a decent phone and certainly does not deserve the bad press it has received. Truly the n97 is the jack of all trades even if it’s not the master of any.

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