Nokia N97 Demo (video)

The N97 is the most impressive phone from Nokia I’ve ever laid eyes on. Daniel Arroyo gave me a demo of the N97 at the Web 2.0 conference last week.

The N97 comes with a ton of features that I wish my iPhone had, including a digital compass and Flash video support. It has a QWERTY keyboard that’s very easy to slide out. It comes with 32GB of memory and if that’s not enough you can add another 16GB thanks to a microSD expansion slot. The 5MP camera has a Carl Zeiss lens, which means you’ll get significantly better images than what you expect from a camera phone.

The N97 can be loaded with widgets that are available via Nokia’s ovi store. I really liked the Facebook widget, which shows you a previews of updates and messages without launching the application.

Here’s a quick video of the N97:

Nokia N97 specs and features:

– 3.5-inch, 640 x 360 pixel screen

– Dimensions: 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9-18.3 mm

– OS: Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5

– Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

– Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds

– Games: Downloadable

– Camera – 5 MP, 2584×1938 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video ([email protected]), flash; secondary videocall camera

– Built-in GPS receiver

– A-GPS support

– Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch

– Digital compass

– Java MIDP 2.0

– MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player

– MPEG4/WMV/3gp video player

– Stereo FM radio with RDS

– FM transmitter

– TV out

– 3.5 mm audio output jack

– Voice command/dial

– Document viewer

– T9

– Flash Lite 3

– Built-in handsfree

Battery Life

* 5.3 Hours Talk time

* 400 Hours Idle

* 4.5 Hours of video (with GSM OFF)

* 37 Hours of music (with GSM OFF)

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