Feeds

Nokia launches latest flagship 'superphone'

Communicator reborn

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Nokia has unveiled its latest flagship handset: the N97, which it claims is the “world’s most advanced mobile computer”.

Nokia_N97_01

Nokia's N97: flagship

It may look like the old Communicator series, but the N97 is no clamshell. It sports a 3.5in, 16:9 widescreen touch-sensitive display with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard underneath, giving you the advantage of both forms of data entry.

The home screen can be personalised, so if you don’t like Nokia’s selection of on-screen widgets, you can pick your own.

Nokia_N97_02

Easy access to Facebook and MySpace

As Nokia’s flagship, the device incorporates HSDPA 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. It’s nice to see that Nokia’s also thought about web use thoroughly and installed Flash onto the N97.

The Finnish handset manufacturer appears to be pitching the N97 as something of a social networking phone and so has equipped it with an “always open” window for sites like Facebook and MySpace. These are essentially mini windows that give you a quick visual update of what all your ‘friends’ are up to.

Nokia_N97_03

You'll get a massive 32GB of on-board storage

Assisted GPS is built into the talker, so you’ll be able to navigate your way around town with Nokia’s own Maps app. An electronic compass is also displayed, which should appeal to Ray Mears fans.

Pictures can be snapped with the phone’s five-megapixel camera, which Nokia claimed also captures “DVD quality videos”. A massive 32GB of on-board storage is installed onto the phone, but if you still need more capacity then the talker also accepts Micro SD cards of up to 16GB.

Nokia’s N97 will be available at some point during the first half of 2009, which could mean any time between January and June. It’ll cost roughly €550 (£469/$696).

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.