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Is the Nokia N97 a mobile phone or mini laptop?

More and more we hear that Nokia smartphone are being touted as a mobile mini laptop computer, and this also goes for the latest Nokia flagship handset the Nokia N97, and is seen as Nokia’s answer to the iPhone 3GS, reports channel news asia.

The Nokia N97 does pack in some good specs and features such as a 3.5 inch resistive display, slide and tilt keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Ziess optics and built in flash, WiFi, 3.5G, and expandable memory up to 48GB.

Technology today is being crammed into such smartphone as the Nokia N97, iPhone 3GS and others, but are they really mobile mini laptops? Could the smartphone actually take the place of laptops, after all netbooks are now small laptops, so it is possible the smartphone could become the mini laptop of the future.

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4 thoughts on “Is the Nokia N97 a mobile phone or mini laptop?”

  1. Jerry says:

    based on the features and the price of N97, i think it can be classified as a mini laptop or netbook. This is the best phone manufactured from Nokia so far.

  2. Pieter Strobos says:

    I hope you can help.

    I live in Pretoria SA and bought a new Nokia N97 on Friday 24 July 2009.

    I am presently using a Nokia 9300 without any problem – just a little bit slow – for example it takes about 5 seconds to search for a name in the contact list, etc

    I (successfully) transferred the contact list data over from the Nokia 9300 to the Nokia N97.

    I spend about 6 hours over the weekend trying to master the new Nokia N97 but discovered at least two problems:

    a. With my contact list of about 2 700 the cell phone gives a signal “Contacts: Memory full. Close some applications and try again.” I closed all possible applications, bought an extra 2GB memory stick. Nothing helped. The same problem occurred.
    b. I wanted to download (purchase) the Word, Excel and Presentation programs from internet without success.

    A real disappointment.

    I was forced to take the phone back to the dealer on Monday 27 July 2009 who tested it at the test centre the whole afternoon of the same day without success. The cell phone, the second Nokia N97 sold at that dealer, was declared a faulty cell phone.

    Shortcoming a.:
    I took out a another new Nokia N97 cell phone on Wednesday 30 July 2009 (to replace the previous Nokia N97) and I was advised to go to the best place in South Africa (Africa?) ie Vodaworld at Midrand. I met the head of the Nokia division (Zayne tel +27116536516) who, after me waiting for approx 3,5 hours at their offices, confirmed that there is a software problem with the Nokia N97! It seems that the data from the Nokia 9300 could not be effectively copied to the Nokia N97! Zayne promised to investigate the matter and to contact me if he finds out something about the problem and how to solve it.

    Shortcoming b.:

    Is it possible to make it easier to download the Word, Excel and Presentation programs?

    Is there any hope that this problem will be sorted out in the near future?

    Regards

    Pieter Strobos
    +27824596683

  3. Pieter Strobos says:

    I hope you can help.

    I live in Pretoria SA and bought a new Nokia N97 on Friday 24 July 2009.

    I am presently using a Nokia 9300 without any problem – just a little bit slow – for example it takes about 5 seconds to search for a name in the contact list, etc

    I (successfully) transferred the contact list data over from the Nokia 9300 to the Nokia N97.

    I spend about 6 hours over the weekend trying to master the new Nokia N97 but discovered at least two problems:

    a. With my contact list of about 2 700 the cell phone gives a signal “Contacts: Memory full. Close some applications and try again.” I closed all possible applications, bought an extra 2GB memory stick. Nothing helped. The same problem occurred.
    b. I wanted to download (purchase) the Word, Excel and Presentation programs from internet without success.

    A real disappointment.

    I was forced to take the phone back to the dealer on Monday 27 July 2009 who tested it at the test centre the whole afternoon of the same day without success. The cell phone, the second Nokia N97 sold at that dealer, was declared a faulty cell phone.

    Shortcoming a.:
    I took out a another new Nokia N97 cell phone on Wednesday 30 July 2009 (to replace the previous Nokia N97) and I was advised to go to the best place in South Africa (Africa?) ie Vodaworld at Midrand. I met the head of the Nokia division (Zayne tel +27116536516) who, after me waiting for approx 3,5 hours at their offices, confirmed that there is a software problem with the Nokia N97! It seems that the data from the Nokia 9300 could not be effectively copied to the Nokia N97! Zayne promised to investigate the matter and to contact me if he finds out something about the problem and how to solve it.

    Shortcoming b.:

    Is it possible to make it easier to download the Word, Excel and Presentation programs?

    Is there any hope that this problem will be sorted out in the near future?

    Regards

    Pieter Strobos

  4. dr arif says:

    I bought and exchanged N 97 twice, I have 5000 numbers and in all possible way I tried to transfer numbers from E71, I could not be successful at all. This problem with lot of nokia sets. In 9300 I faced it. The Agent in Riyadh told me N seres is not for storing huge numbers, you should use E series only. Then why you are claiming this as laptop alternative, Mr. President of Nokia? I lost 1000 Saudi Riyals for exchanging 2 sets, who will pay me back this loss?