You’ve already seen the photos and videos of Nokia’s latest cellphone offerings. Now here’s a closer look at the N97 mini
Everyone wants to target “social networkers” these days, it seems. If you spend your time on Facebook and Twitter while on the move, Nokia wants to sell its latest N97 mini handset to you.
Based on the Nokia N97, but marginally smaller and lighter, it packs in a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5-megapixel Carl Zeiss Tessar lens with autofocus and flash, VGA video capture at 30fps, A-GPS, and 8GB of internal memory expandable up to 24GB via microSD card.
Nokia is making a big noise about the latest addition to its Ovi online service — Lifecasting. The basic idea is that you can update your Facebook status directly from the customizable home page of the N97 mini, and because of GPS, your phone always knows where you are.
Other than that, you get much as you’d expect from a Nokia N Series phone: Internet access, music player, email, decent camera, advanced messaging, maps, and access to the Ovi Store.
The N97 mini should hit in the fourth quarter of this year with a basic price of €450 ($640). For those of you who need to devour specifications, here’s what Nokia has offered up so far:
System: WCDMA 900/1900/2100 (HSDPA), EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
User Interface: S60 5th Edition
Dimensions: 113 x 52.5 x 14.2 mm*mm (L x W x H) (*16.4 mm at camera area)
Weight: 138 g
Display: 3.2 inch TFT with up to 16 million colors, nHD16:9 widescreen (640×360 pixels)
Battery: Nokia Battery BL-4D, 1200 mAh
Memory: 8 GB on-board memory, plus 16GB expansion via microSDmemory cardslot
Video playback: H.264/AVC: baseline profile, QVGA 30fps VC-1/WMV9 MP: QVGA 30fps (768kbps) MPEG-4/SP: nHDand VGA 30fps 4Mbps
RealVideo10: CIF 15fps, Flash lite3.0, QVGA15-30fps, H.263 Profile 0 Level 10: QCIF 10-15fps
Music playback: MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
Lens: Carl ZeissTessar™
Image capture: Up to 5 megapixels (2584 x 1938)
JPEG/EXIF (16.7 million/24-bit color)
Video capture: MPEG-4 VGA (640 x 480) at up to 30 fps
Focal length: 5.4 mm
Flash: Dual LED camera flash and video light
Talk time: Up to 240 min (3G), 430 min (GSM)
Standby time: Up to 310 hrs (3G), 320 hrs (GSM)
Video playback: Up to 210 min (nHD, 30 fps,
Music playback: Up to 28 hours (offline mode)
Connectivity & Data Services
WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g without UPnP support
Micro-USB connector, Hi-Speed USB 2.0
3.5mm stereo headphone plug and TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio,
enhanced data rates (EDR)
GPS receiver with support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)