Vodafone confirms July launch for Nokia N97

Vodafone confirms July launch for Nokia N97
Vodafone has confirmed a July launch in Europe for the much anticipated Nokia N97. The second touchscreen device running the S60 OS, it has a nicely sized 3.5 inch display that you can use to see the snapshots you have taken using the 5MP camera  with the Carl Zeiss lens, auto focus and flash that you will find on the unit. Your favorite pair of headphones will be able to plug into the 3.5 mm audio jack that the device is equipped with, and the HTML browser will render sites over Wi-Fi, or 3G when no hot spot can be found. 32GB of memory comes on board and the microSD slot can support another 16GB expansion. The N97 features a QWERTY keyboard that slides out from the side at a subtle angle to the display, which gives you a good look at the screen while you are typing. We'd love to tell you how much such a splendid, feature-rich device will cost you, but alas, we can't because the carrier has not yer posted any figures concerning pricing. Will we see this handset flexing its muscle in the U.S.? With all of its features and capabilities, we would imagine that some Stateside carrier could see the N97 offering enough of a challenge to the current crop of touchscreen studs (iPhone 3G, G1, Storm) to add the unit to its lineup.

Nokia N97 Specifications | Hands-on

source: Vodafone via EngadgetMobile



1. G4MB1T

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 16, 2009

this phone is a mini laptop or a computer lol :D Gonna buy it !!!!!!!!!!!!

2. wifidude

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 17, 2009

this phone is not an iPhone killer.. it belongs to a far more superior reign that the iPhone has yet to climb up. Finally NOKIA added what the N Series so badly needed, a full physical qwerty keyboard phone. More than likely this phone can be carried by anyone on the US. The N95 was not carried, neither the N96. We may end up buying it through DELL for around $700, while our Europeans buddies get it free or cheap at least.

4. McMillian

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

Yea I really doubt that this would come to a U.S. carrier cause the predecessors were never released in the U.S. Yea it is a great phone and definitely could compete with other U.S. phones but nokia really doesn't show much love to the U.S.

3. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008



Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

my god this phone is nice

6. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I am looking forward to the N98! Perhaps it will have LTE with Vodafone, china mobile, and vzw.... but only time will tell. I still want the Nokia Morph Phone!!!!

7. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

I hope that it never comes to a US Carrier. Yes, I'm talking about AT&T. As much as it would make me happy to finally see more Nokia's being offered by them, I know it will not be as great as an unbranded one simply because of all the AT&T software. AT&T is like the government. They think they know what you want, but they're really a bunch of idiots who know nothing. Can't wait to finally see this in person.

8. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

I really hope this silver and black one pictured here gets shipped stateside

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