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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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  • Gilbert

    Now that’s what I’m talking about! While Apple is still trying to figure out why the iPhone can’t cut and paste Nokia brings out the big guns. Eat your heart out iPhone fanboys!

  • josan

    damn!! thats what you call innovation!!

  • The specs look impressing indeed, but the price is a bit too much i have to say

  • i agree with Andrew
    it’s too much expensive
    but i love that unit of phone
    hope someday i can owned that one

    Arrielle Green

  • kiks

    Best features….

    Bad design….

  • Angel

    hey guys may i ask… is it already available there in the Philippines this N97???!! and how much is the lowest price and where can i buy it?thanks a lot..

    • Not yet. Should be in by mid-June this year.

  • chris

    Brand new Mobile phone Plasma tv , Laptop game at cheap price come with complete accessories with one year international warranty.

    Email address : [email protected]


    Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 SPECS:
    2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 1700
    Dimensions 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm
    Display Type TFT touchscreen, 65K colors
    GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
    Camera 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels
    Size 800 x 480 pixels, 3 inches
    WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
    – Full QWERTY keyboard
    – Optical joystick navigation
    Card slot microSD (TransFlash)
    – 400 MB internal memory
    – 128MB RAM, 256MB storage memory
    – Qualcomm MSM7200 528MHz processor
    Battery Standard battery, Li-Po, 1500 mAh


    Email address : [email protected]

  • lei

    Xperia competitor?? Are u kidding me? xperia has 65K colors, well thats what i called a joke. N97 has 16.7 million colors. but anyways, it will be out here in US on June 17. I cant wait to get my hands on this beast!

  • mystarfish13

    not yet available? but the person sitting beside me a while ago was already using this unit. 😮 IM FROM THE PHILIPPINES 😀

  • Gilbert

    @mystarfish13: This article was originally posted back in December 2008. The N97’s been in the market for the past couple of month now here in Manila.

  • sonny

    hey everyone!!! can somebody tell me the price of this phone as of may 2010 in the Philippines… im trying to canvas through the net… thanks!!!