Evolutionary Milestone for Nseries

The Nokia N97 is the new flagship model from the Finnish company. It comes with a 3.5-inch 640×360 touchscreen display with tactile feedback, 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, slide out QWERTY keypad, HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 32GB internal memory and support for additional storage of up to 16GB via microSD. This marks the continuing evolution of Nokia’s touchscreen phones and the first time an Nseries mobile phone featured a QWERTY keypad.

It’s expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2009 with a €550 (roughly LKR 78,000) price tag attached to it excluding tax and subsidies. With its impressive line of features, I’m sure aspiring N96 and 5800 XpressMsuic phone owners will now think twice before making any hasty purchases from now until mid next year.

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 www.music.nokia.com)
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
117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm
*mm (L x W x H) *18.25 mm at camera area
Approx. 150 g
3.5 inch TFT with up to 16 million colors nHD16:9 widescreen (640×360 pixels)
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:

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
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)