Nokia N97 gets touchscreen and qwerty

Even before we get to buy the Nokia 5800 XPressMusic here in the Philippines, Nokia is already banking on a better and more usable version for its NSeries version — the Nokia N97.

The Nokia N97 looks like it’s positioned against the touchscreen + qwerty combination of the Sony Ericsson XPeria X1.

nokia n97

…and the Nokia N97 specs:

3.5 inches (360×640 pixels, 16 million colors) touchscreen display
32GB internal memory
up to 16GB on microSD
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
HSDPA 3.6Mbps
proximity sensor
accelerometer sensor
full qwerty keyboard
handwriting recognition
5 MP (2584×1938 pixels) Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video (30fps)
2nd front facing camera for videocalls
LED Flash
GPS receiver (A-GPS support)
Stereo FM radio with RDS
TV Out
3.5 mm audio output jack
Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5

With that much specs on a qwerty and touchscreen phone, the Nokia N97 could cool down excitement for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. It will be out by first half of 2009 and will retail for about $693 (~Php34,000).

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  3. this phone was ranked poorly by GSM arena, and I think I’ll go with them… and besides, I find this phone too ostentatious.

  4. my mom is using this phone .

    medyo mahirap at first kung unang encounter mo sa pag gamit ng QWERTY na keypad.

    but all in all its cool

  5. Good review. I’m sick of all the apple fanboys shoving their iphones in my face. Maybe this will shut them up :)

  6. Nokia sure makes the best and ergonomic phones in the market today. the Nokia N97 have very good ergonomics and is very user friendly

  7. May DVBH po ang n97. Ibig sabihin pede ka manuod ng live TV dito kahit saan ka man. At para senyo na umaasa sa review ng GSMARENA isa lang masasabi ko senyo. Walang kwenta mag review ang GSMARENA. Meron ako Samsung omnia i8910 HD at ang kapatid ko meron N97. At sa totoo lang mas gusto ko n97 kasi napaka userfriendly nya at di sya sluggish gaya ng mga samsung phones at ibang brand dyan. pero talo pa din ang n97 sa iphone. Papa ko may iphone iba talaga eh. HAHAHA!

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