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.
…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
full qwerty keyboard
5 MP (2584×1938 pixels) Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video (30fps)
2nd front facing camera for videocalls
GPS receiver (A-GPS support)
Stereo FM radio with RDS
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).