Nokia N97 - iPhone killer!

I've already told you about Nokia N97. The predictions for the new member of N-series mobile phones  are that it will be the best mobile phone of 2009. The Nokia N97 is the world’s most advance mobile computer specially designed to meet the needs of Internet-savvy consumers, according to Nokia’s official press release.

I think N97 will be the Apple iPhone killer. Why? The main reason is N97 has all the specs of the iPhone and so much more. I will add to that the touch screen, and Sybmian S60 5th edition software. And the bast part is that every flaw which was found in iPhone was fixed.

Nokia N97 Specifications:

You already know I am not a huge iPhone fan.  Why to pay so much for a phone with 2MP camera?  Let's take a look at this iPhone killer specs, and you will agree with me:

* 3.5 inch TFT Touchscreen Display
* 360 x 640 Screen Resolution
* QWERTY Keyboard with Haptics
* 32GB of Internal Storage Memory
* 5MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens
* GPS with Nokia Maps 3.0 app
* Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Infrared
* Accelerometer and Proximity Sensor
* microSD card supporting upto 16GB External Memory

N97 focuses on desktop widgets. This will allow you to connect to various social networks. It will be the most comfortable phone to socialise your online life. And the best part is that third-party developed widgets will also be available to download. I know there are a lot of good people who just wait to develop something for this super-phone. 

Nokia N97 is expected to be available all over Europe in June 2009 with a price tag of 550 euros ($695).  You can compare this price to the iPhone's price, but the comparison will stop there. I don't see why people spend a lot of money for a brand. Well, that's over now with the new N97.

Nokia has announced plans to make the open source Qt toolkit available under GNU's Lesser General Public License (LGPL), alongside the existing GPL and commercial licensing options. This change could significantly boost Qt adoption, redefine the economics of cross-platform programming, and dramatically reshape the landscape of commercial application development on the Linux desktop. 

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Is the N97 Price Too Expensive? NO!

Nokia unveiled the highly anticipated mobile computer 'Nokia N97' during CES 2009, which has been repeatedly commended as one of the most stylish, functional and impressive converged mobile devices to date.

For me, you cannot put a price on quality. Video in widescreen! Oh boy... What is the price for a 2Mpx phone?

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Madrid, April 23, 2008 - The Press Association's Technical Image (TIPA), the leading association of press photography and image in Europe, the Nokia N82 has been awarded with the prize "Best mobile imaging device in Europe 2008" .

"Nokia N82 is a compact multimedia phone that integrates GPS functions, web, video and music.Has a 5 megapixel camera with an autofocus lens with f/2.8 high speed," says the jury of the Press Association Imaging technique. "The integrated optical Carl Zeiss Tessar focuses from 10cm to infinity and produces sharp prints up to A4 size and above. It also has various scene modes to optimize the Nokia N82 for great images, both from night portraits to pictures, "said the jury. Other Nokia N82 features highlighted by the Association have been the Xenon flash and 20x digital zoom.

Taking advantage of its integrated A-GPS and high resolution camera, the Nokia N82 automatically tags images with metadata information about the place where the photos were taken , allowing the viewing of the place on the map, either online or on the device itself . As for sharing, users can send photos or videos directly from their Nokia N82 to services like Share on ovi, Flickr or YouTube.

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Imagine the power of the N82 phone combined with the graphical interface of the iPhone, through a web-based application platform Flash Lite you can install on your N82 phone. MyPhone is here, and will turn your S60 into an iPhone.

MyPhone is available for $15. You can have an iPhone multitask system, cut and paste, or an environment with your N82 iPhone! You can check these real pictures made with Nokia N95 and a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic:

You will find here a trial version. Give it a try!

Free GPS Nokia Maps for a Week

All you Nokia N82 users can have one week full license for Nokia Maps if you register to I've tried this 2 weeks ago and works fine. But after a week the license expires.
They say Resident Evil Degeneration was one of the most overlooked games ever because because it was released alongside with Nokia N-Gage Metal Gear Solid Mobile. I just loved RE4 on my ps2, so I must have this one to on my N82. Do you know where can I download it?

Now you can play Quake 3 on your N82 phone. And that's not all. It seems that you can use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to play the game. Quake 3 is available for Nokia N82,N95 8 Gb andE90). It's great news for all 1st person shooters all over the world.

The developers have decided to enable a full Bluetooth keyboard and mouse support to achieve a better gameplay, which is otherwise unreachable due to the rather uncomfortable phone controls.

You can find instruction on how to install Quake 3 on your N82 phone here