Nokia N97 Mini Gold.
Anyway, Nokia is already aware that when it releases new touchscreen phones, its products will always get scrutiny. So let’s look ahead what are the features from
Nokia N97 Mini Goldcould offer to us, maybe Nokia N97 Mini Gold could finally win many skeptic's hearts (though i still doubt it).
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Nokia N97 Mini Gold will offer you 16M colors TFT resistive touchscreen with the support to display 360 x 640 pixels screen resolution and it's injected with QWERTY keyboard on the back. The screen itself serves you many awesome standard features such as Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and handwriting recognition. So the screen department can pass the critic’s radar. Let’s move on.
On internet connection aspect, this phone is built in GPRS Class 32, and with the support of 3.6 Mbps 3G HSDPA, I believe it is great when it comes to uploading and downloading files or web pages, especially with the ability of its browser to display WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML and RSS Feeds.
WiFi connection is surely equipped on this phone, since it is so vital these days for smart phones to have WiFi connectivity. Bluetooth is also provided on this phone to share or receive media files. USB microUSB v2.0 is also has its own area on this phone. Unfortunately, infrared is not deployed to this phone.
Designed in elegant gold with 18K gold-plated body, Nokia really puts a great effort when creating this fancy looking phone. It looks shinny gold on the outside and complicated on the inside, when the built in QWERTY keyboard on the back is opened.
If you look closely to the front side of this phone, it's no doubt you will get an expensive look, while the QWERTY keyboard on the back also elevates the whole interface of this phone to the next level. So it's not just the fancy look that Nokia wants to bring up to on Nokia N97 Mini Gold, but the whole aspect of this phone is also significant.
Anyway, Nokia N97 Mini Gold is sold in wide variety of colors. Cherry Black, Garnet, and White, making sure that you can have this phone that suits with your awesome personality.
Nokia always sticks to its main core of operating system, Symbian. And now it did it again with this phone. Built in Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5 with the help of CPu 434 MHz ARM 11 processor, Nokia N97 Mini Gold is hoped can finally raise the awareness of the public regarding Nokia’s ability to produce decent touchscreen phones around the market. Let’s hope that.
Next one is the data storage aspect. When you buy this phone on any phone shop around the globe, you will surely get a phone that has been equipped with 8GB internal memory. Memory card is sold separately up to 16GB. So with the provided space area of 8 GB, I think it’s already big enough to satisfy your need of huge capacity for your media files.
Interface and Functionality
For many users who always lean on photos as the source of entertainment, will be served with 5MP camera, built in great quality Carl Zeiss optics with 2592x1944 pixels screen resolution. This camera also provides autofocus, Dual LED flash, Geo-tagging and video light in its feature.
Multimedia and Entertainment
Okay, now the interesting part, the Multimedia and Entertainment section. Nokia N97 Mini Gold features FM Radio, the compatibility to play MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ audio formats and WMV/RealVideo/MP4 video video formats, Digital Compass, TV out, Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Video and photo editor, Flash Lite 3, Predictive text input, and the most important thing, GPS with A-GPS support; Nokia Maps.
Listening music with this phone is also a great experience since I’ve known some of Nokia phones which can produce great quality sound when playing music (say, 5700XM). What makes this phone so great is the loudspeaker aspect. With Nokia N97 Mini Gold, it’s already equipped with great quality stereo speakers, so you will get 2 options when listening music, either with headset or directly on the loudspeaker.
Nokia has injected Java version MIDP 2.1 to this phone, making sure that you can play any kind of java application and game conveniently, as long as it’s already translated to touchscreen platform. Anyway, the standard java platform is MIDP 2.0, so you’re good to go.
It is believed that Nokia N97 Mini Gold Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery can produce a stable battery life on the long period of use, with up to 320 hours stand-by mode, up to 7 hours talk time period, and up to 32 hours music play.
Packed in the TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors with 360 x 640 pixels, and with the support of QWERTY keyboard on the back, this phone surely has its own strength amongst its competitors around the market. It is one of Nokia products, so it also helps when it comes to credibility and reliability.
But the ones who can decide whether Nokia N97 Mini Gold is a winner or totally failure are the customers. Their honest opinions can be the best benchmark of how Nokia has finally found its formula of making great quality touchscreen phones or not yet. But seeing all the features of this phone, you surely can tell me your opinion of this phone.
Anyway, if you still cannot find the Gold Edition in any phone shop, you might want to head over to Amazon where it's on Black edition (it's still great though) which you can buy for $281,95 (new) and $199,99 (used).