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The Nokia N97 mini is here

Last week I received a Nokia N97 mini review unit from Molly & co at Nokia Blogger Relations! As the name implies, it’s basically the Nokia N97‘s little sibling.

It’s smaller & thinner, with less screen (3.2″ vs. 3.5″), less built-in storage (8 GB vs. 32 GB), a better keyboard (same layout as the Nokia N900), a nicer battery cover (stainless steel vs. plastic), no camera lens cover, and no FM transmitter…

Yet despite the reduced specifications, the N97 mini somehow feels like a more solid and more premium device than the N97 – and despite similar versions of S60v5 (with widgets & kinetic scrolling), the N97 mini feels faster and more stable than the N97 :)

I’ll be putting the N97 mini through its paces, but for the time being, take a look at my pictures and video:

BTW, I snapped these pictures with my Samsung T929 (Memoir) in low light on a rainy day – notice the lack of noise. Also, I no longer have an N97, but here is a size comparison.

5 thoughts on “The Nokia N97 mini is here Leave a comment

  1. I have to say that I am a fan of pda phones that have a keyboard like this as I cant stand all the smeary fingerprints on the screen or the styalaphone digger-do wands! Is this just me?

  2. Not touched the mini but it looks better than the N97.
    However – Dear God! – the cost.
    You have to believe that some hard lessons were learned from the N97 but pricing does not seem to be one of them.
    I’ll be very interested to get comparison feedback between the mini and the N900.
    One appears to be at the peak maturity of the line while the other shows so much more promise.
    Being a budget user, I’ll likely not see either until next year so watching them both mature will be important.

  3. I am planning to buy a nokia touch screen mobile n am very much confused whether to go for N97 mini or X6.
    plz help me out.
    n i also wanted to if n97 has handwritting recognition

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