Just a quick reminder to all who haven’t yet taken part in our free Nokia N97 mobile phone giveaway, the contest ends this weekend on Sunday. Thanks to nearly 200 of you have taken part so far, if you haven’t, this could be your lucky chance to win the phone for this Christmas. The phone itself will be sent to one randomly chosen lucky winner, it is unlocked, sim-free and currently RRP online is approximately £450! Jump to the entry page – Free gadget giveaway: Win a new sim-free Nokia N97 mobile phone

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Good morning readers! Its giveaway time again. Thanks to everyone who took part in our last giveaway where we gave away a brand new 32GB third gen iPod Touch and the winner has been randomly chosen, announced and contacted! For those that didn’t win, don’t worry about it as we’ve got another gadget up for giveaway. We’re giving away a brand new, still in box, Nokia N97 (not the Mini version) and its unlocked, sim-free, which means you can use it wherever you are on any network/carrier.

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Here’s a quick video to start off the Monday morning, the folks at Fonearena recently compared the new Nokia N97 Mini version with its older sibling. I personally still fancy the original N97 but see what you think!

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The latest Nokia flagship phone Nokia N97 is now up for pre-order via the Nokia Online Store. The N97 has had plenty of coverage recently and rightly so its because it will be the first Nokia phone to come preloaded with Ovi Store, the Finnish phone company’s answer to the iPhone App Store?

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The Ovi Store which is set to be stocked with tons of programs, services and apps to make every other smartphone platforms (including Android and iPhone OS?) jealous. With regards to its pre-order, its currently only available through Nokia, both white and black versions are available at £499.

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Here’s a quick gallery showing you some pictures that were taken using the Nokia N97’s five megapixel camera. Now already available for pre-order via Nokia in the states for $524, the Nokia N97 is the second phone to feature a full touchscreen running on a Symbian S60 operating system. In addition to its five megapixel camera, other features include a 3.5-inch 640×360 pixels display, Wi-Fi, GPS and 3.5mm jack.

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One of the obvious rivals of the Nokia N97 is probably the LG Arena also with similar specs and a five megapixel camera which we recently reviewed, you can check out the photos we took using its camera here.

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Gallery: Nokia N97 vs Apple iPhone

On December 5, 2008, in Cell Phones, by KLS

The Apple iPhone has established itself as the gold standard for comparison between other new and upcoming smartphones. There is no doubt why this photoshoot was done, Nokia’s latest N series flagship N97 is packed full of hafty specs, not to say the least it’s got a 32 GB of internal storage, support for microSD and a much more powerful 5 megapixel camera.

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There have been alot of speculation regarding a possible upcoming Nokia flagship, this was finally announced today at the Nokia World 2008 conference in Barcelona and Spain. Is this what Nokia decided to unleash to rival the Apple iPhone and Google Android T-Mobile G1?

The Nokia N97. It is part of the company’s high-end N series touch phone, with a horizontal QWERTY keyboard below a tilting 3.5-inch 640×360 touchscreen. Since social-networkings are so popular nowadays, the N97 introduces something calls “social location,” which uses the capabilities of the integrated A-GPS sensors and electronic compass to automatically update users’ social networks, or let them share their location via photos or videos with friends.

The Nokia N97 supports up to a total of 48 GB of storage, this breaks down to 32 GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded with a 16 GB microSD card.

Also, other specs include: Integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 5MP camera with Zeiss lens and LED flash, 3.5mm headphone jack, fully compatible with Nokia’s Ovi Internet services, which includes the new Nokia Music Store, Nokia Maos and the N-Gage gaming Platform.

Sadly, it is expected to arrive the high streets from the beginning of 2009 in Europe and Asia markets, therefore the N97 won’t be a likely candidate to your Christmas shopping list.


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Here’s the official press release via Nokia…

Desktop. Laptop. Pocket: The era of the personal Internet dawns with the Nokia N97

Tilting touch display, QWERTY keyboard and personalized home screen – a true mobile computer.

Barcelona, Spain – Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N97, the world’s most advanced mobile computer, which will transform the way people connect to the Internet and to each other. 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.’

“From the desktop to the laptop and now to your pocket, the Nokia N97 is the most powerful, multi-sensory mobile computer in existence,” said Jonas Geust, Vice President, heading Nokia Nseries. “Together with the Ovi services announced today, the Nokia N97 mobile computer adjusts to the world around us, helping stay connected to the people and things that matter most. With the Nokia N97, Nseries leads the charge in helping to transform the Internet into your Internet”.

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.

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.

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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