Nokia has unveiled the next generation of its Nseries smartphones in the form of the touchscreen-equipped N97. The S60 5th Edition equipped Nokia N97 is the first device to be announced that the two features a touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard, and is also the first Nokia device to slide side of the form factor popularized by HTC with its range of Windows Mobile smartphones.
The new device is the N97 that Nokia has chosen to use the new functionality of the suite of applications and services such as Nokia Maps 3.0, which now offers satellite images and topographic maps and works with the N97 built in A-GPS unit . The N97 is also aware of its users’ social location, the sharing of location information with friends and family and to take advantage of the integration of the electronic compass for pedestrian simple directions. New applications are quite impressive on the N97 3.5 “, 640×360 pixel resistive touchscreen. The home screen, which is fully customizable with widgets data also benefits from the the large display.
The sliding mechanism that reveals the QWERTY keyboard, moves in an arc that leaves the screen at an angle of 35 degrees to the keyboard, which makes for easy viewing, when entering text on the three lines QWERTY keyboard or when watching video 30fps. Within the Nokia N97 is packed with an impressive 32 GB built in storage space can be increased with microSD memory card up to 16GB in size – for a total of 48GB of space storage.