N97 Mini pictures emerge
Coming later this year?
Recent murmurs that Nokia is developing a miniature version of its N97 mobile phone have since gained fresh credibility, following publication of images which show the slimmed-down model in the flesh.
The N97 (left) beside a phone thought to be the rumoured N97 Mini
Images courtesy of Engadget
Earlier this year a Vodafone employee blabbed on a company forum that it “will be launching the N97 Mini later this year”. Once the news made the headlines, the forum posting was swiftly deleted – of course.
But images have now appeared online that clearly show an N97-esque device in a smaller form factor.
While none of the latest model’s features have been unearthed, yet, it’s worth noting that the N97 Mini sports a slightly smaller display than the one found on the original. It also has fewer physical buttons than the original N97 does.
The N97 Mini could launch later this year
The N97’s sliding lens cap hasn’t been fitted to the miniature model, pictures of the phone’s rear have revealed.
Neither Nokia nor Vodafone have officially commented on the existence of an N97 Mini, yet. ®
They've done the same thing as they did with the N95 to N95 8gig... Namely removed useful things. The N95 lost it's lens cover too, and the microSD memory slot. I stuck with the original N95 and was happy.
How are you supposed to navigate on the N97mini? There is no navigation pad... All with touch screen? Yuck...
Then again, be nice for Vodafone to release a new follow up... Orange still haven't managed to release the first one... First there was silence, then there was "Coming soon", now that's vanished and the silence has returned. Bound to be their crappy customer firmware again...
Have a look at this blog... Almost a months worth of Orange not knowing what it's doing from the customer perspective.
Ooh I dunno
Give them the benefit of the doubt, Nokia could be working hard to address some of the well documented issues of the N97 much like they did with the N95 to the N95 8GB
Capacitive touchscreen? Faster CPU? Who knows!
Totally agree with the above comments by Tim Hale 1!