The world’s first mobile device to stomach a belt-snapping 32GB of built-in storage, the Nokia N97 isn’t shy to shake up the establishment with its collection of cutting-edge talents. Clearly straddling the otherwise blurry gulf between smartphone and netbook, the N97 is a mini multimedia computer tailored to take full advantage of this new era of mobile apps via the Ovi Store, and enables you to squeeze the most from the Internet on the move. Sitting on Nokia’s solid new S60 5th edition platform means the high-speed N97 is designed to offer the best possible software experience available on a handset. It’s crisp 3.5-inch touchscreen coupled with custom widget-packed homescreen ensure your favourite apps are never more than a single tap away – it comes pre-loaded with Facebook, Amazon and eBay in tow. Seriously social, the flick-out full Qwerty keyboard makes email a breeze via Nokia Messaging, and sharing photos and video captured using the N97′s 5-megapixel camera couldn’t be simpler courtesy of Ovi Share.
What we say
What they say
“Nokia has long slapped our wrist for not calling its phones ‘multimedia computers’, but for the N97 we might actually oblige”
Mark Wilson, Stuff.tv
If you only do one thing
Visit the new Ovi Store and begin filling the N97 to the brim with mobile apps and games. Once you’ve pulled together a healthy collection of bite-size bits of software, begin customizing your Nokia N97 homescreen so your favourites are never more than one touch away.
Five things you never knew about the number 97
97 isn’t just any old number. Here are five lesser-known facts about the number 97 you may not know.
What the number 97 means to animal lovers…
0.097 grams – The average weight of a goldfish brain – (via archimedes-lab.org)
What the number 97 means to theme park fanatics…
97cm – The minimum height you must be to ride the Kali River Rapids ride at Disney World – (via explorethemagic.com)
What the number 97 means to folk at Nokia…
1997 – The year that Nokia House, Nokia’s headquarters in Keilaniemi, Espoo, Finland was opened (via nokia.com)
What the number 97 means to historians…
97AD – The year in the Roman empire decided human sacrifice wasn’t really a nice thing and was made forbidden – (via virtuescience.com)
What the number 97 means to mathematicians…
97 – The largest two-digit prime number whose cube is zeroless (apparently) – (via archimedes-lab.org)