Nokia unveils Nokia N97 qwerty phone

Just announced today, the Nokia N97 series phone comes with a full touch screen display and a qwerty keyboard that slides under the panel. It’s obviously a direct competitor to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1.

It’s got a pretty impressive set of specs.

3.5 inches (360×640 pixels, 16 million colors) touchscreen display
32GB internal memory
up to 16GB on microSD
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
HSDPA 3.6Mbps
proximity sensor
accelerometer sensor
full qwerty keyboard
handwriting recognition
5 MP (2584×1938 pixels) Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video (30fps)
2nd front facing camera for videocalls/LED Flash
GPS receiver with A-GPS support
Stereo FM radio with RDS/TV Out/3.5 mm audio output jack

The Nokia N97 won’t be shipping until the middle of 2009 with a suggested retail price of Php34,000 before taxes and subsidies.

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