The long awaited Nokia N97 finally shipped for the USA and most of the countries of the world in this month, and luckly, we had the opportunity to get our hands on the black version N97 and of course we will do the full coverage over here at the Nokia Mobile Blog. First we will Start with the unboxing pictures and first thoughts, I am going to talk about my reaction to the device and what I think of it now that I have used it for almost 3 days.
The N97 arrived in a beautiful simple, black box – very stylish and elegant. I opened the box and there was the N97 together with a stylus, battery, charger USB cable and all manuals. But the TV-OUT cable was nowhere to be found, they even put there a cleaning cloth, but no TV-OUT even thoug the N97 supports that option.
The N97 is just beautiful at first sight, looks just like a mini computer – very shiny and luckly *very* solid. The mechanism to open the N97 is a bit weird, but the N97 is solid as rock, when closed the N97’s upper part (screen) does not even move, the build quality of the N97 is superior to the N95, N85 and many more Nseries devices. Finally we see for the first time metal parts on a Nseries phone.
The N97 is just cool, I started to play around with it and just found it a joy to use. You can use it wiith the D-Pad which is very comfortable, or you can use it with the touchscreen which is very big compared to the 5800 or any other Nokia around. The feedback and sensibility of the screen is pretty good too, more sensible than the Nokia 5800, almost feels like a capacitive touchscreen. I also played with the camera and I have to say I am impressed, it takes very good pictures compared to my N85, in fact slightly better than the N85.
So far the N97 has impressed me, it is all-in-one; everything, every feature is right there on the Nokia N97. The solid look also helps, and the wow factor is just amazing on thos phone – lots of heads turning towards me while walking on the street! My first impressions on the N97 were very good, it has been a fast device and an awesome experience so far, but stay tuned because there is more to come related to the N97!