The new Nokia N97 mini brings us a slimmer, slicker and fresher version of the latest flagship, the Nokia N97. The N97 mini features the same tilting slide mechanism on a more compact 3.2″ widescreen display, an enhanced QWERTY keyboard with better situated directional keys, 8GB of built in storage and a 5MP Carl Zeiss Lens without the self harming lens cover.
Lifecasting with Ovi will premiere on the Nokia N97 mini, allowing users to share their location with Facebook. Other features include the new N97 2.0 Firmware, which will be released later in October…
The new software will bring some welcomed improvements including more homescreen widgets, support for Voice over IP, a newer version of Ovi Maps, and additional usability improvements including kinetic scrolling, more allocated memory and other visual enhancements. This new ‘2.0’ firmware classification mimics Apple’s method in the way in which they release their updates, although Apple are renowned for releasing stable and finished updates, whereas one could assume that Nokia still has a tendency of not test driving their products. Let’s just hope the big hype around the 2.0 Firmware doesn’t disappoint and actually arrives in one piece.
The Nokia N97 mini was designed for the social internet and to allow navigation of people and places. Lifecasting on board means a personal and location-aware internet is right there when you need it.
“People want to bring their physical and online worlds together via the internet.”
Vice President of Nokia Nseries
The Nokia N97 mini will begin shipping in October for an estimated retail price of €450 before taxes and subsidies.
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