Nokia N97 possibly gets release date – 31st March

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There’s a lot of people out there, myself included, eager for the N97, hoping it’ll be a valid rival from Nokia to the omnipresent iPhone. Well, perhaps there isn’t too long to wait after all, given that over the weekend, Play.com put up a pre-order page for Nokia’s next flagship device. In fact, it’s still up at the time of writing.

That page confidently claims that the N97 will arrive on the 31st March, and cost the princely sum of £480 sim- and contract-free, and unlocked. There’s some specs too – I’ve listed them over the jump. Now… any advice on how to scrape together £480 by the end of March? Answers in the comments please.

  • 5 Megapixel camera with auto focus along with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash
  • 3.5 inch TFT touchscreen display
  • 640 x 360 pixels screen resolution and 16 million colours
  • Quad-band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • GPRS and EDGE, HSDPA connectivity, internal GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • MicroSD card support: up to 16GB
  • Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch
  • 3.5 mm audio output jack
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • Digital compass
  • MP3 / WMA / WAV / eAAC+ player

Did you read that? 32GB of internal memory! Full QWERTY keyboard! Copy and paste! Video recording! Eat that, 16GB iPhone 3G…

Play product page (via BGR)

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Duncan Geere

4 comments

  • eventhough the n97 is yet to come from puremobile i belive it will come out for a cheap price. can’t wait.

  • i cant wait 2 WHOLE months. My contract is up , all T mobile could offer me was a Samsung or an LG, how dare they insult me. I want the best & latest phone out which can only be the N97. COme on Nokia.

  • Hi This is NisarAhmad now nokia chenge the release date agen can be chenge date this is not good becouse i want ASAP

    Nisar

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