Nokia Launches N97 Wants to Dominate iPhone

According to Nokia the N97 is part desktop, part laptop and ushers in the "era of the personal Internet". A bold statement for a company coming late to the party. After all the iPhone has been around for over a year and there are other competitors in the market.

The Nokia N97 has a large 3.5" touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard. The home screen of the Nokia N97 features the people, content and media that matter the most to the user. This is one smartphone specifically designed to be the king of social networking. Friends, social networks and news are available by simply touching the home screen.

The 16:9 widescreen display can be fully personalized with frequently updated widgets of favorite web services and social networking sites. You can browse the web with your 3G provider or over wi-fi

Unlike the iPhone the Nokia N97 allows streaming Flash videos. it comes with up to 48 GB of storage, including 32 GB of on-board memory, expandable with a 16 GB microSD card for music, media and more. It also has a 5-Megapixel camera with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, 16:9 and DVD quality video capture.

First available in Europe and Asia early next year and then later to the North America.

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