Nokia N97 Announced

Nokia have just announced the release of their new flagship mobile phone model, the N97. It features a touchscreen, a QWERTY keyboard, 32G of onboard memory (plus a slot to add up to 16G more), as well as the host of features from the earlier N-series models (AGPS, Carl Zeiss optics, DVD quality video, etc). For all the features check out Nokia’s Press Release. It certainly looks like a great addition to the social media marketers toolset.

Update: Further information.
Planned Market Introduction

* 1st half 2009


* Explore


* Easy and fast connections to internet services
* Easy text input with QWERTY keyboard and touch screen
* 3.5 inch sliding tilt display
* Live personalized home screen with widgets
* Up-to-date information via RSS feed
* Fully compatible with Ovi services
* Browse real web pages
* Take pictures and videos and share them immediately

Video and TV

* Watch high-quality video on the large 3.5 inch 16:9 widescreen
* Video playback at 30 fps, for a wide array of formats
* Play videos, music and pictures on TV using TV-out
* Access internet video feeds through Nokia Video Center


* Enjoy great audio through standard 3.5 mm jack headphones, built-in stereo speakers or Bluetooth technology
* Digital music player with support for playlist editing, equalizer and categorized access to your music collection
* Search, browse and purchase songs online in Nokia Music Store (for availability, please visit

Maps and Navigation

* Nokia Maps with integrated compass and A-GPS receiver
* Multimedia city guides and navigation services. Drive: voice guided car navigation, or Walk: pedestrian-optimized turn-by-turn guidance. (Navigation may need to be purchased separately).


* World-class game titles with N-Gage

Technical Profile
System: WCDMA 900/1900/2100 (HSDPA),EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

User Interface: S60 5th Edition

Dimensions: 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm

*mm (L x W x H) *18.25 mm at camera area

Weight: Approx. 150 g

Display:3.5 inch TFT with up to 16 million colors nHD16:9 widescreen (640×360 pixels)

Battery: Nokia Battery BP-4L, 1500 mAh

Memory: Up to 48GB (32 GB on-board memory, plus 16GB expansion via microSDmemory card slot)

Video playback: MPEG-4 / SP and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, up to 30 fps, up to VGA resolution. RealVideoup to QCIF @ 30 fps. Windows Media (WMV9) up to CIF @ 30 fps. Flash Lite 3.0 / Flash Video in internet browser

Music playback: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
Main Camera

Lens: Carl ZeissTessar™

Image capture: Up to 5 megapixels (2584 x 1938) JPEG/EXIF (16.7 million/24-bit color)

Video capture: MPEG-4 VGA (640 x 480) at up to 30 fps

Aperture: F2.8

Focal length: 5.4 mm

Flash: Dual LED camera flash and video light
Operating Times

Talk time: Up to 320 min (3G), 400 min (GSM)

Standby time: Up to 400 hrs (3G), 430 hrs (GSM)

Video playback: Up to 4,5 hours (offline mode)

Music playback: Up to 37 hours (offline mode)
Connectivity & Data Services

* WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g with UPnP support
* Micro-USB connector, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
* 3.5mm stereo headphone plug and TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)
* Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio, enhanced data rates (EDR)
* GPS receiver with support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)

Note: Features and services may be offered as upgrade or for purchase

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Post Under Social Media, Video December 3, 2008
  • Wolfie Rankin


    *looks up wi-fi and n97*

    YES! YES! It’s got Wi-Fi! 🙂
    [blackberry doesn’t]

    Wolfie want nice phone.


  • The N-series phones have had wifi for quite a while. The last two I’ve used have anyway. Wifi does seriously suck on the battery however.