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Everything you wanted to know about the new Nokia N97

Nick named as a personal computer, Nokia’s N97 is bundled with the first off personalized home screen and a unique combination of both 3.5 inch touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard, making it an ideal for the users of converged devices, said the company.Nokia hopes the N97 device beats the newly launched palm Pre and a revamped iPhone.

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Nokia manager says:

Most users don’t want to type on a touch screen, especially as mobile e-mail becomes commonplace. “Nothing replaces the feel and accuracy of a real keyboard”

Features

Nokia N97 features includes slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3.5-inch touchscreen,  wi-fi, 5-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera, A-GPS, 32GB on board memory (Expandable to 48GB via a microSD slot).

Nokia N97, which will be the company”s first phone to have a preloaded Nokia Ovi store, will offer an instant access to it, bringing users to exploit this one-stop shop for applications, games, videos, podcasts, productivity tools, web and location-based services.

N97 Launch Buzz: Expert’s Opinion

TestFreaks

Unlike the iPhone 3G , which doesn’t feature a Qwerty keypad, tapping out long messages, browsing the Web or chatting to friends over IM should be easy. Nokia is hardly going overboard with the hype on this one: “The N97 isn’t a device that will trigger knee-jerk hysteria,” it modestly promises, and it’s right, but it’s a solid phone that will hopefully deliver a great messaging and social experience.

CNET

Well laid-out Qwerty keyboard; access to Ovi Store; customisable homescreen; widgets with live updates; angled screen; epic 32GB of memory with room for 16GB more

BusinessWeek

Nokia’s smartphone line is due for a refresh. The company was the leader in creating a market for handsets that can be programmed and have computer-like processing power. With a whopping 49 gigabytes of storage, the N97 represents another escalation in this trend.

T3.com

The N97 does a fine job of combining the best and most useful features from Nokia’s other ranges into a does-it-all superphone. The camera, keyboard and screen are all top notch.

Availability

From 19th June onwards

Price

Fasten your belts! It is expected to cost $699. That’s a lot of money right?