The N97 was announced only a while ago, but hands-on photos and videos have started to surface around the internet. The Nokia N97 will be available in two colors, white and black, but the white one is the one that’s getting all the attention. It looks drop dead gorgeous, and we scouted the internet to find some of the best pictures that show it, as well as a hands-on video. Click on the images for the full resolution picture.
The N95 is becoming a bit too classic and too old, so Nokia needed to release an ultimate flagship handset, again to fill in the N95’s shoes. And here it is, just announced at Nokia World in Barcelona, the new Nokia N97!
The N97 features a slide-out tilt screen Qwerty design, and runs on the new Symbian S60 5th edition: it is the 2nd S60 handset to sport a touchscreen after the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic which has just started shipping. The touchscreen is a widescreen 3.5inch display with 16 million colors and a 16:9 640×360 pixels resolution. The interface is very similar to the 5800 XpressMusic, except that the N97 offers a customizable standby screen where you can add widgets (somehow similar to the Today Screen on Windows Mobile) like email, calendar, music player, application shortcuts, social networks, weather. You can also organize these and create your own if you feel like it.
Nokia has launched one of the most advanced, fully featured slider handset powered by S40 OS – the Nokia 6260 Slide.
The Nokia 6260 slide comes with a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and LED flash, WiFi, 3G/HSDPA connectivity, and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP. It also comes with GPS with A-GPS making the 6260 slide the first S40-based phone to come with such a feature. Moreover, it has TV-out functionality, stereo speakers and comes with 200MB internal memory and supports microSD card technology for additional storage.
“You want more megapixels? We’ve got more megapixels!” That seems to be the motto of Sony Ericsson nowadays. In the constant war between phone manufacturers to cram higher resolution camera sensors in their handsets, nothing is more enticing than hearing someone like Sony Ericson claim that 20 MegaPixel phone cameras will be available in 2012!
There are huge places and markets where nokia has extended its presence and it has raised its claim to an extent that it is sheer monopoly dominance. But it’s hard to imagine if there is a market that would force Nokia to even move out to pull of its loses. Here is the market anyways, that’s made nokia do so., Japan. Nokia never had a huge presence there anyway [the total market presence was only close to 1%., phew are we talking Motorola or Nokia].
“In the current global economic climate, we have concluded that the continuation of our investment in Japan-specific localized products is no longer sustainable,” Nokia executive vice president Timo Ihamuotila said in a statement.
Its one of the most feature packed N Series phones as on date.
The N85 is touted as the successor to the N95
We review the phone and take you through the highlights of this NSeries phone
With a strong lineup of multimedia features, the Nokia N85 is taking the world of mobile convergence to the next level. Gaming, photos, navigation and music blend together with the newest Ovi and third party services via 3.5G HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity to make discovering and sharing experiences quick and seamless.
The N85 reminds us very much of the N81 which was the first phone to support a new casing.
Nokia launched its much awaited Touch Screen Music handset the Nokia 5800 in India.
Nokia 5800 Xpress Music is the ultimate music and entertainment device that will bring touch User Interface to a broad segment of Indian consumers as well as provide them with a newer & better way of experiencing music. The device along with offering a variety of input methods including a virtual alphanumeric keypad, a virtual computer-style QWERTY keyboard, also has a pen stylus and for true music enthusiasts, a plectrum.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a music and entertainment device complemented by a touch interface. Taking advantage of touch screen technology, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic introduces the ‘Media Bar’, a handy drop down menu that provides direct access to music and entertainment, including favourite tracks, videos and photos. The Media Bar also offers a direct link to the Web and to online sharing.
Call it a gigantic leak if you want, we’re calling it an early Christmas gift. The candy shop is open: Nokia’s internal roadmap has just been revealed by anonymous tipster to Engadget Mobile. What is an internal roadmap? Well it’s the products under development by Nokia, even before they become prototypes available for testing. Yeah, THAT early. But it’s our chance to delve through the numbers and the incomplete specs, and see what our beloved Finnish manufacturer will be up to.
It’s not one, but 13 Smartphone models under development that we’re looking at here, with tons of exciting handsets that we sure hope will see the actual light of day.
As we had predicted before , the HTC G1 which we unboxed earlier is coming soon to India.
HTC might bundle the handset with an Airtel Connection like RIM does for BlackBerry. HTC also offers a few phones exclusively on Airtel. Univercell shows this phone as coming soon and its priced at Rs.25000 or 500 USD
This is an interesting price point as iPhone 3G , Omnia and Xperia are all more costly than G1
G1 is definitely not a phone you would buy for its looks .. But still these are the phones which are making the news these days .
Would you buy the G1 for 25000 ?
Apple Inc. and AT&T Mobility LLC are being dragged to court by Avi Koschitzki who claims that the iPhone 3G is defective.
The suit was moved from the Nassau County Supreme Court, the state court where it was filed by plaintiff, to a federal court in the Eastern District of New York. The primary complaints are with the allegedly easily breakable casing and spotty 3G network coverage.
“The 3G iPhones do not and cannot adequately perform due to the insufficient 3G bandwidths and AT&T infrastructure,” the suit says. The suit is “based upon information and belief that the 3G iPhones demand too much power from the 3G bandwidths and the AT&T infrastructure is insufficient to handle this overwhelming 3G signal based on the high volume of 3G iPhones it and Apple have sold,” the suit says.
At the Symbian Smartphone Show in London, Samsung announced a new beast after its stellar Innov8. The Samsung I7110 is an S60 3rd Edition FP2 device that has a lot to brag about. An awesome 2.4″ OLED screen, a 5MP camera with LED flash, HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, an optical mouse for a more intuitive browsing experience, an accelerometer, built-in GPS with geotagging and navigation (only 10 European cities supported), an FM Transmitter.
Being an S60 device, the I7110 will allow you to install tons of 3rd-party applications and hence transform it into a mobility powerhouse. At only 12.9mm thick, and with a metallic body, the I7110 is definitely a looker and a very tempting alternative for the Nokia N85.
vKewl launched by Virgin Mobile is an economical handset with a 1.3 mega pixel camera and Video Recording capability, perhaps the only one in this price range with these features. The handset also includes lifetime incoming validity and a prepaid connection.
Amongst all eagerly awaited Windows Mobile devices, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 and the HTC Touch HD take the crown as the most interesting, innovative and promising handsets. Luckily, both of them run a cool layer on top of Windows Mobile 6 to avoid users frequent interaction with that horrible and outdated interface. The Xperia X1 has the 9 panels system and the Touch HD has the TouchFLO 3D, both of which allow for a huge set of shortcuts to different Windows Mobile functions, in a finger-friendly designed interface.