Following in the footsteps of its bigger, older brother, the Nokia N97 mini was unveiled this morning at Nokia World 09. Sporting new homescreen widgets and a host of usability improvements, the N97 mini still packs 8GB of storage, a 3.2-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard into its 14.2mm thin frame. More details on Nokia's flagship phone:
The Nokia N97 mini also the first Nokia device to sport Lifecasting with Ovi ? a new partnership with the world?s largest social network, Facebook. The N97 mini is based on the same tilt display design of its N97 big brother, built into a smaller body complete with new design touches.
Lifecasting enables users to update their Facebook status directly from the device?s homescreen. It doesn?t stop there though as location details can also be updated, enabling a whole new level of social sharing and communication. With the ability to completely customise the homescreen, users will be able to make their N97 mini truly unique.
The 3.2-inch touchscreen opens up a new world of software improvements including flick scrolling and a range of new experiences including new homescreen widgets. What?s more, the software update will also be available next month for existing N97 devices.
The Nokia N97 mini works seamlessly with Ovi Store where users can add new applications, widgets, ringtones and other content to their device. It also sports Ovi Maps and comes with integrated A-GPS and compass along with with voice navigation for driving or walking. Over 155,000 points of interest are also available through Lonely Planet guides and restaurants through Michelin Guides.
Up to 12 days standby time are on offer and up to 28 hours music playback (in offline mode). The 5-megapixel camera comes with dual LED flash and video light, along with a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. The 8GB of on board memory can be expanded to 24GB with the addition of a 16GB microSD card.
Nokia N97 Specs:
System: WCDMA 900/1900/2100 (HSDPA), EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz User Interface: S60 5th Edition Dimensions: 113 x 52.5 x 14.2 mm* mm (L x W x H) *16.4 mm at camera area Weight: 138 g Display: 3.2 inch TFT with up to 16 million colors nHD 16:9 widescreen (640x360 pixels) Battery: Nokia Battery BL-4D, 1200 mAh
Media Memory: 8 GB on-board memory, plus 16GB expansion via microSD memory cardslot Video playback: H.264/AVC: baseline profile, QVGA 30fps VC-1/WMV9 MP: QVGA 30fps (768kbps) MPEG-4/SP: nHD and VGA 30fps 4Mbps RealVideo 10: CIF 15fps Flash lite 3.0, QVGA15-30fps H.263 Profile 0 Level 10: QCIF 10-15fps Music playback: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
Main Camera Lens: Carl Zeiss Tessar Image capture: Up to 5 megapixels (2584 x 1938) JPEG/EXIF (16.7 million/24-bit color) Video capture: MPEG-4 VGA (640 x 480) at up to 30 fps Aperture: F2.8 Focal length: 5.4 mm Flash: Dual LED camera flash and video light
Operating Times Talk time: Up to 240 min (3G), 430 min (GSM) Standby time: Up to 310 hrs (3G), 320 hrs (GSM) Video playback: Up to 210 min (nHD, 30 fps, offline mode) Music playback: Up to 28 hours (offline mode)
Connectivity & Data Services ?WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g without UPnP support ?Micro-USB connector, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ?3.5mm stereo headphone plug and TV-out support (PAL/NTSC) ?Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio, enhanced data rates (EDR) ?GPS receiver with support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)
The Nokia N97 mini will be available next month for an estimated retail price of EUR450 before taxes and subsidies.