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Nokia N97 vs iPhone... Fight!

Posted by Muhammad Farooq

The Nokia N97 was unveiled by Nokia today in its Nokia 2008 World event held in Barcelona, Spain. The Nokia N97 has created flutter all around the world with its brilliant design and specifications. A device from Nokia was long due that would take on the iPhone and other touch monsters such as the T-Mobile G1 and Sony Xperia X1 and it hopes to go one up on them.

Nokia in its keynote converted a Nokia N95 into Nokia N97. It even took a dig at Apple iPhone’s camera calling it a “toy” which has been placed at the corner of the device. Even Google wasn’t spared and its Google Maps came under fire for its static nature unlike the new Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch which now have dynamic elements

So is Nokia N97 worth the hype? Read on to find out how it stacks up against the Apple iPhone 3G, T-Mobile G1 and the Sony Xperia X1 which have set new standards in the rapidly developing mobile industry.

Nokia N97 specifications :
Dimensions : 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9-18.3 mm
Weight : 150g
Display : 3.5 inches TFT touchscreen
Display resolution : 360 x 640 pixels resolution
Sensors : Proximity sensor, accelerometer, digital compass
Keyboard : Full QWERTY
Memory : 32GB internal
Camera : 5 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash
Card Slot : microSD up to 16GB
Connectivity : GPRS, EDGE, HSCSD
3G : HSPDA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN : WiFi 802.11 b/g with UPnP
GPS : Inbuilt with A-GPS and Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch
Bluetooth : Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
USB : microUSB v2.0
OS : Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
Battery : Li-ion, 1500 mAh
Other Features : Handwriting recognition, 3.5mm jack, Stereo FM Radio, Stereo speakers
Release date : Q2 2009
Approximate price : $700


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