N97 mini is a more compact alternative to the N97. As a whole, the device is the same (you still get the tilting mechanism of the display), only a bit smaller. There are some cosmetic changes to the design though, with the most significant one seemingly being the lack of both a D-pad on the keyboard and a sliding camera cover.
Hardware QWERTY keyboard
The touchscreen uses resistive technology, which is not responsive
Thick body (0.56 inches)
The Nokia N97 mini is most commonly compared with these phones: