For Gold, Peace, and Freedom


Review of the Nokia N97 Mini, Gold Edition

September 17th, 2010

nokia-n97-mini-gold-edition.jpgTo say that the new Gold Edition of the Nokia N97 Mini is a cell phone would be an understatement; it is a personalized accessory. Its most peculiar feature is the stunning 18 carat gold plated body with a matching headset, which complements the high-powered technology inside. The phone lets you personalize the home screen with your favorite websites and services. It gives easy access to contacts and content. The phone comes in very handy for instant responding to the latest news, scores, status updates, emails, and instant messages. Moreover, the phone allows you to always be online with live widgets like Facebook, Accuweather, Amazon, or others that are automatically updated.

The phone has an ultra bright 8 cm touch screen. If you are someone who is more comfortable with a keypad rather than the touch screen, then you can also use the QWERTY keyboard. The keypad easily slides out. You can also slide the tilt display which is set at a perfect angle to view videos and browse the Web. Another reason you would love this phone is that you can use it to store just about anything and everything with an 8 GB internal memory. If you still feel you need more memory, then you can add up to an extra 16 GB via the memory card slot. Additionally, the Ovi Music Unlimited enables one to download and save thousands of songs in the phone. The playback can pick up various formats — MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+ and WMA. To save your memories, the phone comes with a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It can also capture high quality videos at 30 frames per second. You can geotag them with their locations and upload them to the Internet just as soon as you take them!

The N97 contains an inbuilt Wi-Fi connection for easy access to the Internet. It is supported by Ovi, which lets you set up a free email account. You can manage and synchronize your calendar and contacts and store other files. Sharing of photos and pictures is made easy by uploading them on Ovi or other networking sites. The pictures can be shared by categories — topics, events, countries, trips or however you choose. Further, the Ovi store is a media network where you can keep your device fresh by filling it with an exciting choice of content that is constantly updated. It provides downloads of applications, videos, games, images and tones. It is also a space where one’s friends can make recommendations for downloads.

Another convenient feature of the N97 is a navigation system through Ovi Maps, including a built-in GPS receiver and compass. The maps can be viewed in 2D and 3D. You can use the system while walking or driving, as it provides turn-by-turn car or pedestrian directions. Another added feature is that you can plan your route on your PC and then sync it with the phone. You can decide whether it is a good time to take a trip to your destination by getting real time whether updates. City guides are also available on this system to make it more comprehensive.

If you are someone who is addicted to the social networking sites and loves to share, this phone is ideal for you. No longer can we afford to take time out and “log on” to the Internet. Our work and families will not allow for it. Thus, N97 Mini, Gold Edition offers an easy solution because you never really log out! Sophisticatedly designed, it has both style and substance.

This article was supplied by Swati Varma.

2 Responses to “Review of the Nokia N97 Mini, Gold Edition”

  1. comment number 1 by: Nicole

    Big deal. In today’s world, this is standard. I just got a free Droid by updating my plan at Verizon, which can do all of that. Aside from being gold plated (which is like taping a sign to your back that says “Rob me!”) this phone is only par.

  2. comment number 2 by: Nokia N97 Review

    The N97 was a disappointment to me. It has great potential but I needed a phone for “now”, not for something it could become in the future. I miss the N97 at times (am using the 3Gs right now) and was going to wait until next year to buy the N97 again once all its issues have been resolved. But with the N900 coming out soon I decided to go ahead and pre-order it because it looks like what I hoped the N97 would be.

Post Your Comments, Opinions, or Suggestions Here:


Email (optional)

Website (optional)