Nokia launches N97, an advanced mobile computer

Nokia showed off its latest piece of hardware to the market today, the Nokia N97. Nokia calls this smartphone an advanced mobile computer, with 32GB of memory, supporting up to a maximum of 48GB of storage, a 5.0 megapixel camera attached to it, including a full QWERTY keyboard, running Symbian S60 Operating System, and also a touchscreen for users alike to enjoy.

The phone is filled with features from both 2G and 3G network, to its Wi-fi 802.11 b/g UPnP technology, to its 16M colour 3.5 inch (360 x 640 pixels) touch screen. The phone also supports microSD (TransFlash) memory cards, with a maximum of 16GB added storage, Bluetooth and USB support. The phone also supports social location software, to allow people who use Facebook, Myspace, and other social networks a chance to stay up to date on the go.

The release of the phone comes after Nokia planned to stop focusing on the Japanese market, and move its operations and focus on the European and North American markets.

This phone is planned to rival the Apple iPhone which currently ranks number 1, beating the Motorola Razr out of the top spot last quarter. The Nokia N97 plans to launch in the first half of 2009.

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