22 Jan 2010
The N97 Mini
Meet the Nokia N97 Mini, the N97's younger brother. Like the Nokia N97, it features a touch tilting screen and slide out slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The screen is only marginally smaller at 3.2". As the name suggest, the N97 mini is smaller at 113x52.5x14.2 mm and weighs only 138g with the battery.
I love the fact that it also has a 5 mp camera (2584 x 1938 pixels), Carl Zeiss lenses, autofocus and 14x digital zoom with LED flash. It also has a secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels). If you like taking a lot of videos and pictures using your camera phone, don't worry as the mini comes with 8GB internal memory, expandable to up to 24 GB with microSD card. Downloading the files is quite easy via the high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity.
Running on the Symbian OS version 9.4, the phone has built-in Assisted-GPS receiver, Wifi, 3.5mm audio connector, etc.
I like the "Green" cred of this phone - Nokia mentions that the mini is up to 80% recyclable.
It is now available unlocked on the Nokia store for £429.00 including VAT.
Another interesting news is that Nokia has now made the Ovi Maps available for download for ten Nokia smartphones, including the N97 Mini. This FREE turn by turn GPS Navigation application offers serious competition to TomTom and other SatNav providers.
Visit the Nokia N97 Mini site for more info.