Nokia N97 Mini

The Nokia N97 Mini may look similar to its older N97 sibling, but this one comes with a smaller form factor and new design. It features a 3.2-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard, and claims to be the first Nokia phone to come with Lifecasting with Ovi. The Nokia N97 Mini will be available from 7 November.

*Update: Pricing revealed

Designed with a social and style-conscious consumer in mind, the Nokia N97 mini is a mobile computer with stylish stainless steel cues, featuring a tilting 3.2-inch touch display, QWERTY keyboard and fully customizable homescreen that makes each device as unique as a fingerprint. The Nokia N97 mini delivers a truly personal internet experience in a compact handset based on the iconic design of the Nokia N97.
 
The Nokia N97 mini is powered by the new Ovi Maps experience which makes searching, finding and navigating even easier. Users can personalise the homescreen of their device even further with thousands of different applications and services available from the Ovi Store. From games, videos and podcasts to productivity tools and web services, Ovi Store is the easiest way to fill the Nokia N97 mini’s homescreen with applications that reflect individual tastes.
 
Nokia also recently announced the pre-order availability of the Nokia N97 mini Raoul Limited Edition. Modelled on the N97 mini and combining technology and fashion, this limited edition has a rose-gold metallic finish and comes with a premium matte pebble-grained calf-skin leather Raoul pouch, a matching phone strap with gun-metal hardware, an additional phone backplate emblazoned with signature Raoul stripes, and a limited edition leather-wrapped Raoul box. 
 
And, as an extra treat for style-conscious consumers, the Nokia N97 mini Raoul Limited Edition also comes loaded with the Fashion Asia widget and packaged with exclusively created Raoul mobile phone accessories, designed especially for the Limited Edition Nokia N97 mini.
 
Key features of the Nokia N97 mini include :
 
·         Personalised homescreen with widgets that bring live feeds from social networks, news agencies and weather services
·         Visit the Ovi Store with a tap of the screen and get access to a wide range of applications, games, wallpapers and themes
·         Find your way around and plan your routes easily with the built-in Assisted-GPS receiver
·         Store up to 1,700 of your favourite music on the 8GB internal memory and enjoy them using 3.5mm headphones or via  a Bluetooth connection
·         5-megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss Optics to capture hi-resolution photos and DVD quality videos

The Nokia N97 mini will make its debut in Nokia stores this Saturday, 7 November 2009, at the recommended retail price of S$1,020, excluding operator plan and GST.