Enterprise Mobility: Nokia N97 Smartphone Looks to Challenge iPhone 3G S, Palm Pre

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2009-06-29
 
 
 

Nokia N97 Smartphone Looks to Challenge iPhone 3G S, Palm Pre

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Nokia N97 Smartphone Looks to Challenge iPhone 3G S, Palm Pre

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The Nokia N97's 3.5-inch touch-screen features a 640-by-360-pixel resolution and up to 16.7 million colors. The screen features separate touch foil and touch feedback, as well as a proximity sensor.

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Nokia claims that the phone features a maximum talk time of up to 9.5 hours, and a maximum standby time of up to 17.9 days.

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In addition to the touch-screen, the Nokia N97 includes a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a four-way navigation key with center select, and dedicated camera and volume keys.

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The Nokia N97 includes integrated GPS, as well as a compass and accelerometer for correct display orientation, and maps.

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The smartphone's camera is 5.0 megapixels with Carl Zeiss optics, auto-focus, and dual LED flash and a 4x digital zoom. Images can be stored on the Ovi Store.

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The device's camera can also capture high-quality 16:9 videos, with clips up to 90 minutes in length in either .mp4 (default) or .3gp (MMS) format. Elements such as scene, video light, white balance and color tone can be adjusted.

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The Nokia N97 has a built-in stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz/76-90MHz).

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The 32GB of internal memory is expandable to 48GB; there is also a microSD memory card slot, hot-swappable with a capacity of up to 16GB.

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The device's e-mail client includes an e-mail Web widget, Nokia Email, and Mail for Exchange (provided you have an Exchange e-mail account). E-mail and messaging capacity supports SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, MMS and SMS formats; a Unified SMS/MMS editor is also included.

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