I’ve had a few weeks now without the Nokia N97 and I thought I’d let you know what I think about this Flagship device, my final thoughts if you want.
I said when I first got the N97 I loved it, that is still true in a way, I love the design of the N97. I loved the combination on touch/keyboard and the design/look of the N97 is superb in my opinion. I switched back to my E71 when the N97 went back to Nokia Press Office, but I quickly switched to my 5800XM after a few days as I missed the touch feature. It can be a pain now and then using the touch keypad interface on the 5800XM, but it just feels like a more, well, uptodate device I’m using. When I switched back to the E71 it felt like I was going backwards and my MUCH LOVED E71 felt old fashioned.
I wanted the N97 to replace my E71 and 5800XM, so I could just use one phone for all occassions, but some IDIOT at Nokia cocked up with the internal memory capacity and amount of RAM the N97 would use. I don’t want to install some apps on phone memory and some apps on mass memory, it just screws the phone up, I want to install everything on the phone memory and use mass memory for storage only.
If Nokia had beefed the N97 up I would be turning nokiAAddict into a N97 only website. There are rumours of a N97i, but I think thats a hope rather than reality, but Nokia should stick with the N97 design and just beef the device up, beacause I believe they have a real winner here. Touch and keyboard combination is the way to go and I’ll be waiting for the next generation device to be released before I consider changing my device.
My only worry is that if takes to long for a N97i or equivalent Nokia device to be released and I’m tempted away by other offerings from someone else? Until then the newly firmware updated 5800XM is rocking for me, crappy camera and all 🙂
PS: iPhone will not tempt me away, more like android or HTC device 🙂