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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

So I had to blog about the Nokia N97...

This may not be the most un-biased opinion ever, but can I just say this is the mobile device I am most looking forward to in 2009? As always, disclosure: I do PR work for Nokia but nothing I post on this is related to work. Just personal opinions.

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Specs are, officially, 
  • 3.5 inch nHD screen]
  • 32GB internal memory, expandable to 48 GB
  • Touch Screen, with Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 5 Megapixel Carl Zeiss camera
  • 3.5G, HSPA, EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios
  • Built in GPS and accelerometer
  • N-Gage compatible
What I think was more important was the interface design and functionality of the device. The ability to add feeds and widgets is not something totally new (yes, I've seen it on those Windows Mobile devices) but the functionality seems design of the interface seems much more integrated. Still, the best of the Nokia N97 only comes out when the device is connected to the internet all the time. I see Malaysians getting there (using internet on their mobiles) but I don't think 2009 is the break through year.

So, what do you think?

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8 comments:

Fird said...

I see more and more manufacturers are adopting the iphone-like design (big screen, almost no buttons in front).

The slide out qwerty looks comfortable to type with two thumbs, although I personally don't fancy very shiny screens.

davidlian said...

@Fird: But shiny screens are better protected... maybe someone needs to experiment with matte coating on screens.

And yes, I did think Apple changed the game a bit in terms of design (look). But then again, the O2 XDA also had the same styling (big screen, only call buttons in front).

I think Apple's real contribution was its brand power bringing it mainstream, capacitive touch and the really pretty interface.

KY said...

I want one, in black, thank you.

the 5800 is already so awesome so I can only imagine how great this one is.

davidlian said...

@KY: Well, you'll have to wait coz it won't be around until later next year.

soon seng said...

Hey there! Yup, this DOES look cool...

davidlian said...

@Soon Seng: But N96 still coolest for now. Hahahaha

ashleighhhh said...

the 5800 looks really great. actually managed to play with one while i was overseas.

wonder how much is it going to sell for over here.

davidlian said...

@ashleighhh: You can be just like me...speculate.