Nokia N97 Mini Shipping in Europe This Week

October 28, 2009, By Alex Ion

Although announced for an October 23 release date in London, the younger brother of the N97, the new Nokia N97 Mini took a bit longer but is finally ready for public consumption on the old continent, this week.

Nokia N97 Mini

Designed for the style conscious, the new Nokia N97 Mini is slim at “around a centimeter”, boasts a tilting 3.2-inch touch display, a QWERTY keyboard that’s being hailed to be worse than the predecessor, a fully customizable homescreen, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. On top of that, there’s the N97 firmware 2.0 upgrade that brings better touch screen scrolling, Ovi Maps 3.1 with 3–D maps, improved memory and battery performance, Ovi contacts, Ovi Store, improved image and video stability.

“In September, 2009, we exceeded 2 million Nokia N97 devices sold, and now introduce the Nokia N97 mini, underscoring the success of the design. We have also listened to consumer feedback about the performance of the device. The Nokia N97 software update 2.0 is a way for us to optimize the device and add new features and functions,” said Jose-Luis Martinez, Vice President, Nokia Nseries. “We are also excited about the early feedback that we have received on the Nokia N97 mini, which carries a very similar feature set to the original Nokia N97 and comes in a pocket-friendly size for those out and about.”

Nokia N97 Mini will be in stores with prices just shy of 450 euro (some $660 at today’s rate) before taxes and subsidies.


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