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Nokia Unveils the Nokia N97 Smartphone
      12/02/08 10:07 AM

Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N97. Designed for the needs of Internet-savvy consumers, the Nokia N97 combines a large 3.5" touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard, providing an 'always open' window to favorite social networking sites and Internet destinations. Nokia's flagship Nseries device introduces leading technology - including multiple sensors, memory, processing power and connection speeds - for people to create a personal Internet and share their 'social location'. Here is more info from today's release:



Sensing your 'So-Lo'
The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of 'social location'. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 mobile computer intuitively understands where it is. The Nokia N97 makes it easy to update social networks automatically with real-time information, giving approved friends the ability to update their 'status' and share their 'social location' as well as related pictures or videos.



Widescreen - Internet and entertainment
The home screen of the Nokia N97 mobile computer features the people, content and media that matter the most. Friends, social networks and news are available by simply touching the home screen. The 16:9 widescreen display can be fully personalized with frequently updated widgets of favorite web services and social networking sites. The Nokia N97 is also perfectly suited for browsing the web, streaming Flash videos or playing games. Both the physical QWERTY and virtual touch input ensure efficiency in blogging, chatting, posting, sending texts or emailing.



The Nokia N97 supports up to 48 GB of storage, including 32 GB of on-board memory, expandable with a 16 GB microSD card for music, media and more. This is complemented by excellent music capabilities, full support for the Nokia Music Store and continuous playback time of up to 1.5 days. The Nokia N97 also has a 5-Megapixel camera with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, 16:9 and DVD quality video capture, and support for services like Share on Ovi for immediate sharing over HSDPA and WLAN.

Feature list:

ExploreInternet
?Easy and fast connections to internet services
?Easy text input with QWERTY keyboard and touch screen
?3.5 inch sliding tilt display
?Live personalized home screen with widgets
?Up-to-date information via RSS feed
?Fully compatible with Oviservices
?Browse real web pages
?Take pictures and videos and share them immediately

Video and TV
?Watch high-quality video on the large 3.5 inch 16:9 widescreen
?Video playback at 30 fps, for a wide array of formats
?Play videos, music and pictures on TV using TV-out
?Access internet video feeds through Nokia Video Center

Music
?Enjoy great audio through standard 3.5 mm jack headphones, built-in stereo speakers or Bluetooth technology
?Digital music player with support for playlist editing, equalizer and categorized access to your music collection
?Search, browse and purchase songs online in Nokia Music Store (for availability, please visit www.music.nokia.com)

Maps and Navigation
?Nokia Maps with integrated compass and A-GPS receiver
?Multimedia city guides and navigation services. Drive: voice guided car navigation, or Walk: pedestrian-optimized turn-by-turn guidance. (Navigation may need to be purchased separately.)

Games
?World-class game titles with N-GageNote


Technical Specs:

System: WCDMA 900/1900/2100 (HSDPA),EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
User Interface: S60 5th Edition
Dimensions: 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm (L x W x H) *18.25 mm at camera area
Weight: Approx. 150 g
Display: 3.5 inch TFT with up to 16 million colors nHD 16:9 widescreen (640x360 pixels)
Battery: Nokia Battery BP-4L, 1500 mAh

Media

Memory: Up to 48GB (32 GB on-board memory,plus 16GB expansion via microSDmemory card slot)
Video playback: MPEG-4 / SP and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,up to 30 fps, up to VGA resolution RealVideoup to QCIF @ 30 fps Windows Media (WMV9) up to CIF @ 30 fpsFlash Lite 3.0 / Flash Video in internet browser
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: F2.8Focal length:5.4 mm Flash:Dual LED camera flash and video light

Operating Times
Talk time: Up to 320 min (3G), 400 min (GSM)
Standby time: Up to 400 hrs (3G), 430 hrs (GSM)
Video playback: Up to 4,5 hours (offline mode)
Music playback: Up to 37 hours (offline mode)

Connectivity & Data Services
?WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g with 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 is expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2009 at an estimated retail price of EUR 550 before taxes or subsidies.







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