Okay I’ve had the N97 back for about a month now and been using the newer v20 Firmware and I just have to say…….
Mmmm how can I put this?…….
The N97 is a… “no can’t say that, keep it clean”….
Yeah! The N97 is a dog, NO NO NO that mantel goes to the N96.
The N97 is depressing.
Yes that will do, the N97 is depressing. Why is it despressing? Its depressing because it could and should have been a winner for Nokia, but it just hammered the nail home in its coffin for all those vultures waiting to lambast them.
I love the form factor of the N97, I love the tilt hinged big screen (think this should win an award for design), I love the 5MP camera, I love the GPS & OVI Maps, I love the touch screen and keyboard combo, BUT, and this is what kills the N97, I FECKIN HATE applications closing on me in the background, low memory messages, screen freezes, watching how much internal memory I have left and general slowness of the ill equiped internal RAM and processor of the device.
Even with this so called major firmware upgrade to improve the situation, it just doesn’t go far enough for a user like myself.
Just this week we saw a memory app update in the SW UPDATE to move internal memory to the mass memory, tweaks here and there will not make this the powerhouse device, sorry FLAGSHIP Device Nokia advertised the N97 (and its dog brother N96) as.
I have a Nokia N900 and also a Nokia E72 device in da house at the moment and comparing the N97 to these superb devices you just realise what a cockup Nokia have made of the N97.
Is it limitations in the hardware, is it poorly written firmware, is it poorly designed, was it cost cutting or was it rushed out to early? Whatever it was Nokia have lost my faith and nearly every N97 owner I know in the N97.
Nokia are not stupid, they must have known at launch this device had major flaws and still has and still will, so to meet a device launch target date or whatever reason they had to release this flawed device they have tarnished their name with this monster. I believe all the bad press Nokia have had over the last year started with the N96 and was only reinforced with the N97.
Nokia you have no excuse, don’t release products if you know they are crap and use the paying general public as your beta testers to improve your product for the next device.
I would not recommend the N97 to anyone.