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Nokia N97 White 3G Unlocked GSM slider phone with 3.5" Touch Screen

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  • 3G, WI-FI & GPS enable
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The Nokia N97 gives you an amazing total entertainment experience . . . and is still a completely capable quad-band mobile communicator. The 3.5-inch LCD screen brings photos, video and web content to your eyes with brilliant color and clarity. Symbian OS S60 5th Edition accepts a good deal of compatible software for broad functionality.

The 5MP auto-focus, auto-exposure camera with Carl Zeiss lens captures high-quality images and videos. Shoot all your scenes and save them to the built-in 32GB internal flash memory, and a microSD card slot is integrated for additional storage. Built-in 802.11b/g WiFi connects you to both home networks and your on-the-go hotspots. Integrated GPS makes sure you can find your way back home. Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR manages your handsfree connections and provides stereo music streaming. Getting a SIM card from your service provider will complete your connectivity wherever you stray.

Easy to use in just one hand, the N97 gives you a portable platform that will bring both ease and pleasure to your business and recreation, by giving you immediate access to your news, communication and multimedia wherever you are!

  • newegg Personalize Your Home Screen The Nokia N79 allows you to put custom content and connections on the home screen. Manage short cuts and access Internet directly by the intuitive user interface and enjoy a piece of fingertip dance on the 3.5” touch-screen display.
  • newegg HSDPA Protocol Support With support for High-speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), the Nokia N97 delivers ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 3.6Mbps for download, resulting in ultra smooth and fast multimedia streaming and web surfing!
  • newegg Built-in GPS Navigation with A-GPS Support The Nokia N97 is integrated with an advanced GPS navigation system with A-GPS (Assisted GPS) support to provide precise and reliable geography position information for the ultimate convenience during your drive.
  • newegg Symbian OS The built-in versatile Symbian OS S60 5rd edition turns your Nokia N97 into a smart phone – get access to spreadsheets, PDF files and more. The cell phone system is highly expandable. Thousands of Symbian system programs and software are available.
  • newegg 5 Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics Lens and Dual LED Flash The integrated 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Optics auto focus lens and dual LED flash captures crisp and bright images at resolutions up to 2584 x 1938 and records smooth video at up to 640x360 or VGA resolution at 30 fps. The 4X digital zoom is perfect to close up to the far-away objects.
  • newegg Dual Input Methods The Nokia N97 features a 3.5" touch-sensitive display for intuitive on-screen operation and a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for convenient text input. The touch screen is tilt adjustable so you can position it at an optimal angle for viewing comfort.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days
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  • arden b.
  • 5/7/2010 5:17:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsgreat phone, best touch screen yet

Pros: multitasking MONSTER. Best I've ever used. Rarely crashes; if it does it boots faster than any smart phone touch screen I've ever seen. way faster than any blackberry! Faster than the E72! almost as fast as the e63. Many programs avail. Mostly logical layout.

Cons: Some illogical software layout specifically in the calendar (wont auto find phone numbers, web pages etc) sometimes combersome multitasking tho for the most part it remembers right where you left off. GPS needs improvements, not always 100% accurate, also once you enter an address to get to it is very very hard to manipulate the zoom features to see what's around you.
My model's keyboard is lame as the tactile feel is almost nil, although I have played with the black edition sample and it feels great! Sometimes slow accelerometer detections and simultaneous sliding of keyboard confuses it...

Other Thoughts: Best smart phones ever. Lousy phone tech support, almost worthless. 32gb! and sdhc! Wow. Have I mentioned super multitasking??? Wow. I am on my phone nearly 8 hours at a min a day and this phone keeps up.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/2/2010 11:45:45 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsAt this price you should also consider Android

Pros: - physical keyboard

Cons: - expensive
- OS is not Android. Anything that's not open source will not be as actively developed.
- At this price point the Nexus one or the Droid are probably better buys.

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  • eddy d.
  • 12/31/2009 3:38:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsN97 the best phone for multi tasks

Pros: The Best

Cons: none

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  • kong y.
  • 12/9/2009 1:31:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsvery good

Pros: You definitely get what you pay for. Everything works great on the phone. 32gb is a plus and the keyboard is also a great feature.

Cons: this is my second one that i got. the first one died the first 15 days. I highly recommend updating the software as soon as you get it.

Other Thoughts: overall... this phone is great but i do regret not buying the warranty just in case.... this is a very good buy.

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  • James V.
  • 11/16/2009 6:45:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGuardian Angel

Pros: Fast Touch Screen After Firmware update 20.... somthing as of date 11-16-09, Good keyboard layout, Beautiful 5MP Camera record DVD like Video at 30FPS with good loud audio, The Camera takes High quality image very good in dark places or at the club where the lights go out, lots of storage with the 32GB space, Comes with nice application like youtube, and facebook

Cons: even with the latest firmware update the touchscreen seen to respond a little slower somtime.. ill said 3 out of 10 that will happen somtime although not a bad thing. This one guy saids the camera slider which hide the camera lens stract the lens but i dissagree i test it out but sliding it back and forth and i see no dent or straches .. maybe he just got bad luck and got the 1 out of 2000 DMA or BAD Phone. Doesnt have Divx player and cant play divx format but maybe this isnt that bad.. this phone plays MP4 format so i think its good enough, I dont know if this is a cons but ill just said this the storage is too much cause i cant think of wat to put in there beside video and mp3, not shure if the popout keyboard might break in the future but i heard no complian about it either. Bit pricey. Dont ever drop it or else said bye bye to a 600 Dollar phone retail price.

Other Thoughts: i shurely luv it dont know about u ..

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  • Jennifer H.
  • 10/29/2009 3:46:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat phone for price

Pros: Nice basic unlocked GSM cell phone. Great price.

Cons: None

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  • Bhavik P.
  • 7/16/2009 10:20:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Phone Ever

Pros: This is by far the best Nokia phone that I've used so far. Excellent keyboard, good touch screen that works even when wearing gloves (try that with an iPhone)

Cons: Applications load slowly for the first time. With all that memory I wish there was a way to preload common apps so that they come up faster during normal use.

Other Thoughts: I've used products from virtually every phone maker out there, including the iPhone, and Nokias entry into the high end touch screen market is impressive. Nokia's Symbian implementation has plenty of software available for it, with a significant focus on business and "productivity" (if cell phone apps can be called that), _however_ many of those apps are not yet touch screen enabled.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/9/2009 12:53:53 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsdo this phone has chinese support?

Pros: looks great want to know if anyone got this phone knows if it support chinese in the language setting. don't want to spand so much money on it if i can't read any of my files thanks

Cons: please have chinese love to get one

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  • Andrew W.
  • 7/2/2009 5:26:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsCan't recomend this phone

Pros: Its a Nokia
You can install any software you want to. You don't have to wait for the company you bought it from to bless that it can be installed on your device.
Plays FLASH (FLV) files.
You can use a stylus or finger
True Multi Tasking OS (iPhone/iTouch only wishes it could)

Cons: QUERTY keyboard space bar is out of place
QUERTY keyboard back light has dark areas.
WEB Browser is clunky.
Even after the 1st software update, still have some issues
Some times you have a scroll bar other times you just drag your finger across the display. Its not consistant.

Other Thoughts: I've owned Nokia phones my whole life, but the web Browser data entry on this phone is very clicky, you click to enter the field, then select the method (if you don't want to open the QUERTY keyboard), you then have to click 3 times to get back to the browser window. on an iTouch when you are done you can click the browser view port to get back. N97 just isn't easy.
TXT Msg'ing if you don't want to open the keyboard, and use the old T9 method the numbers displayed do not have the characters for the phone dial.
TXT msg'ing doesn't have a popup keyboard display, you have to open the physical keyboard.

I have returned my phone to Nokia. This phone does not have any WOW when sitting next to an iPhone/iTouch and using the web browser.

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  • Tommy L.
  • 6/27/2009 11:15:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsfully loaded

Pros: physical qwerty, 32gb onboard total of 64gb max when 32gb microsdhc are available.

multitask this is very important and is something iphone can't do out of the box with 3rd party apps.

keys lit white and blue this is the same with the black version.

it came with a stylus but i did not use it.

very easy to get used to the OS.

prioritize which connection to use first. data or wifi etc

Cons: initial release on some models have bugs like unlocking does not turn on the backlight. i found an easy fix by the sliding the button twice fast, that or slide the camera cover downward or press the power button and it will come on but i preferrred the first option.

most unlocked phones will be at this price range so i will not put price as a con.(iphone,omnia hd, touch pro 2 etc all similarly priced )

Other Thoughts: dont let the specs and os fool you this is a very capable smartphone. if you've used nokia and symbian os before this is a walk in the park for you.

learning curve is 5 minutes tops.

running on tmobile ( area does not have 3g until end of 09)

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