Good news for N-series fans. Nokia recently showcased the new N97 mobile computer at Nokia World 2008 in Barcelona that features 3.5-inch touch display with full QWERTY keypad and supports up to 48GB of storage.

It is expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2009.

Nokia recently introduced their latest N97 mobile computer at Nokia World 2008 in Barcelona, designed for the Internet-savvy users.

The N97 features a large 3.5-inch touch display and a full QWERTY keyboard for the convenience of text input. It is also huge in storage capacity with support of up to 48GB storage – 32GB onboard memory and expandable with 16GB microSD card.

Other features include 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 3.5mm stereo headphone plug, GPS, micro-USB connector and HSDPA and WLAN-capable.

Here’s an overview of its technical specifications:

SystemWCDMA 900/1900/2100 (HSDPA),
 EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
User InterfaceS60 5th Edition
Display3.5-inch TFT with up to 16 million 
 colours, 16:9 wide (640×360 pixels)
ConnectivityWLAN IEEE 802.11b/g with UPnP support
 Micro-USB connector, 3.5mm stereo 
 headphone plug and TV-out support, 
 Bluetooth 2.0, GPS receiver with support 
 for assisted GPS (A-GPS)
BatteryNokia Battery BP-4L 1500 mAh
Dimensions/Weight117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9mm/ Approx. 150g
MemoryUp to 48GB (32GB onboard, 16GB
 microSD card slot)
Video playbackMPEG-4 / SP and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,
 RealVideo, Windows Media (WMV9), 
 Flash Lite 3.0 / Flash Video
Music playbackMP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
Main Camera 
LensCarl Zeiss Tessar
Image captureUp to 5-megapixel (2584 x 1938)
Video captureMPEG-4 VGA (640 x 480) at up to 30fps
Focal length5.4 mm
FlashDual LED camera flash and video light
Operating Times 
Talk timeUp to 320 min (3G), 400 min (GSM)
Standby timeUp to 400 hrs (3G), 430 hrs (GSM)
Video playbackUp to 4.5 hours (offline mode)
Music playbackUp to 37 hours (offline mode)

The Nokia N97 is expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2009 with at an estimated retail price of EUR 550 before taxes or subsidies.


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