Nokia N97 – The Mobile Computer – Tilting 3.5″ Touch, 48GB, 5MP Camera

Nokia N97Nokia’s flagship mobile computer, Nokia N97, will began selling this month. N97 has got a tilting 3.5” touch display, QWERTY keyboard and a fully customizable home screen. The Nokia N97 is the first device to ship with the Ovi Store, which offers easy access to applications, games, videos, podcasts, productivity tools, web and location-based services, and much more. Ovi Store has a selection of Twitter applications.

The Nokia N97 features a personalizable home screen, which can be customized with a range of widgets which bring live information directly to the device. These widgets include key social networking destinations like Facebook and Hi5, news services like the Associated Press and Reuters, as well as shopping and weather information. People can constantly improve and refresh their Nokia N97 with new features, functions and fixes so they can do even more with the device.

Nokia N97 offering 48GB of memory – 32GB on board and space for a 16GB microSD card. With multiple high-speed connectivity options and great storage options, it is possible to directly download and store tens of thousands of songs on the handset. And you can listen to your favourite music on the Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905. This headset brings crystal clear sound, eliminates background noise, and is the ideal accessory for listening to music and making calls on the Nokia N97, as well as being compatible with a diverse range of other mobile and music devices.

High-quality images and video clips at 30 frames per second (fps) can be captured using the 5 megapixel camera with integrated Carl Zeiss optics. Images can also be geo-tagged to specific locations and shared instantly with friends or uploaded online via Ovi Share, Twitter or Flickr.


Prebooking in India

Nokia N97 Nokia has also partnered with HDFC and Citibank to provide a 3-month EMI option at 0% interest rate to consumers in select Nokia Branded Retail outlets in select cities. Consumers can pre-book the device online or by sending a message to 55555. Consumers also have the option of pre-booking the device through key Nokia Branded Retail outlets in the metros and select cities and towns across the country. Once the device is available, a message will be sent to the buyers to collect their new Nokia N97 from the nearest Nokia outlet.

Functionality Overview


  • Easy and fast connections to internet services
  • Easy text input with QWERTY keyboard and touch screen
  • 3.5 inch sliding tilt display
  • Live personalized home screen with widgets
  • Up-to-date information via RSS feed
  • Fully compatible with Oviservices
  • Browse real web pages
  • Take pictures and videos and share them immediately

Video and TV

  • Watch high-quality video on the large 3.5 inch 16:9 widescreen
  • Video playback at 30 fps, for a wide array of formats
  • Play videos, music and pictures on TV using TV-out
  • Access internet video feeds through Nokia Video Center


  • Enjoy great audio through standard 3.5 mm jack headphones, built-in stereo speakers or Bluetooth technology
  • Digital music player with support for playlist editing, equalizer and categorized access to your music collection
  • Search, browse and purchase songs online in Nokia Music Store (for availability, please visit

Maps and Navigation

  • Nokia Maps with integrated compass and A-GPS receiver
  • Multimedia city guides and navigation services. Drive: voice guided car navigation, or Walk: pedestrian-optimized turn-by-turn guidance. (Navigation may need to be purchased separately.)



  • Form: Side-slide with tilting screen
  • Dimensions: 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm (18.25 mm at thickest point)
  • Weight (with battery): 150 g

Keys and Input Method

  • Full slide out keyboard
  • Cover keys (S60 keys, Menu key, Send/End keys)
  • Touch screen
  • 4-way navigation key with centre select
  • Dedicated camera and volume keys


  • microSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 16 GB
  • Internal memory: 32 GB


  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • TV out
  • Support for local and remote SyncML synchronisation
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
  • 3.5 mm AV connector

Display and User Interface

  • Size: 3.5″
  • Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels
  • Up to 16.7 million colours
  • Resistive touch screen with separate touch foil and touch feedback
  • Brightness control
  • Orientation sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light detector

Power Management

  • BP-4L 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk time (maximum): GSM up to 570 min; WCDMA up to 360 min
  • Standby time (maximum): GSM up to 430 h; WCDMA up to 400 h
  • Video playback time (maximum): VGA 30fps
  • QCIF 15fps up to 5.5 h
  • Video recording time (maximum): up to 1 h per clip
  • Music playback time (maximum): up to 40 h

Operating Frequency

  • (RM-505, Global) WCDMA 900/1900/2100, Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA, GPRS, A-GPS, WLAN
  • (RM-506, PR China) E-GSM 850/900/1800/1900, A-GPS
  • (RM-507, Americas) WCDMA 850/1900/2100, Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900, A-GPS, WLAN
  • Automatic switching between GSM bands
  • Flight mode

Data Network

  • GPRS class A, multislot class 32
  • WCDMA maximum speed up to 3.6 Mbps
  • HSDPA maximum speed up to 3.6 Mbps
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g maximum speed up to 11Mbps/54Mbps

Colours and Covers

  • Available colours: Transition Black light, White

Software Platform and User Interface

  • S60 5th edition
  • Active standby
  • Voice commands
  • FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air)
  • Automatic UI rotation
  • Software updates


  • E-mail (SMTP, IMAP4, POP3), MMS, SMS, unified editor
  • Viewing of email attachments – .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pdf
  • Mail for Exchange
  • Data: Calendar, Contacts, To-do, Notes, E-mail
  • PC Applications: Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Organizer, Lotus Notes

Personal Information Management (PIM)

  • Detailed contact information, Calendar, To-do list, Notes, Recorder, Calculator, Clock, Converter

Email & Messaging

  • Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents
  • Support for SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, MMS, SMS. Unified SMS/MMS editor
  • Email web widget
  • Nokia Email
  • Mail for Exchange

Other Communications

  • Personal Information Management (PIM)
  • Search content in device and search on the Internet
  • Quickoffice document viewers (Quickword, Quickpoint, Quicksheet)
  • Adobe PDF viewer
  • Customization through themes, ringtones, applications
  • Portrait and landscape orientation modes; with transitions via dual slide operation, or auto-rotate controlled by accelerometer
  • Settings Wizard for easy configuration
  • Data transfer application for transfer of PIM information from other compatible Nokia devices
  • Nokia Software Updater for firmware upgrades with the user’s PC, with user data preservation
  • FOTA (Firmware over the Air Software Updater) for firmware updates directly to the device over WLAN or 3G

Call Management

  • Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry and thumbnail pictures
  • Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice commands
  • Logs: lists of dialled, received and missed calls
  • Conference calling
  • Integrated hands-free speakers
  • Video calling

Browsing and Internet

  • Full web browsing of real web pages
  • Web browsing with touch control
  • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
  • Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1, WAP
  • TCP/IP support
  • Visual history, HTML and JavaScript support, Flash Lite 3.0 and Flash video support
  • Nokia Mobile Search
  • RSS reader
  • Support for Nokia Download! to discover, download and install add-on applications and widgets
  • Support for streaming video
  • Photos with view by tag cloud, month, album, slide show and photo editor
  • Online Share with connectivity to popular sharing services
  • Nokia XpressPrint: direct printing via USB connection (PictBridge), Bluetooth connectivity (BPP) or via online printing
  • Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)


  • GPS and Navigation
  • Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
  • Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display
  • Nokia Maps
  • Nokia Map loader application via PC


  • 5.0 megapixel (2584 x 1938 pixels) camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Still image file format JPEG/EXIF
  • Auto focus + dual LED flash
  • Zoom Up to 4x (digital)
  • Secondary camera for video calls, QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)

Image Capture

  • Automatic location tagging (Geotagging) of images/videos
  • Cover Flow changes photos with finger motions
  • Images taken in the correct orientation automatically
  • Store photos on Ovi Share
  • Economic sharing to optimise battery and memory use

Memory & USB

  • 32 GB internal memory, expandable up to 48 GB with microSD card
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity

Video Cameras

  • 5 megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Take high quality 16:9 videos
  • Video capture in MPEG-4 up to VGA at 30 fps
  • Digital Video Stabilization
  • Video clip length: up to 90 minutes
  • Video file format: .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
  • Settings for scene, video light, white balance, colour tone
  • Secondary camera
  • QCIF for video calls

Video Codecs and Formats

  • MPEG-4 Video resolution Up to nHD 640×360 pixels or VGA at 30 fps
  • Video file format .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
  • Zoom up to 4x with VGA resolution
  • Video light

Video Sharing & Playback

  • Enhanced video centre: central hub for video experiences
  • Access to last played video and easy resume
  • My videos: collection of stored videos
  • Access to Internet Videos, compatible with RSS feeds and video podcasts, with direct wireless updates and downloads
  • Video directory to discover new Internet Videos
  • Support for download, streaming and progressive download
  • Support for Flash video

Music Features

  • Nokia Nseries Music Player
  • Music Recommender
  • Music Store
  • Music codecs MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
  • Music meta-data ID3 tags, album art
  • Bit rate up to 320 kbps
  • DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0/1.0
  • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz)
  • FM transmitter


  • Use the touch UI to play games
  • The side keys can also be used to control game functions
  • Guitar Rock Tour game included

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