Author: Gianni Anthony Greco

It maybe still termed as a mobile phone, but the Nokia N97 manages to blur our idea of what a mobile actually is and fits somewhere between being a smartphone and laptop. The Nokia N97 is a product built on a foundation of rock solid mobile principles, Nokia innovations, and tangible new technologies, pushed to the extreme and embodied in a slimline pocket shell. Just as the original N95 re-shaped our perceptions of what's possible with a mobile phonedevice, the N97 again raises the bar again. They have equipped us with a product that fuses the best proven Nokia hardware, software and Internet services, blended with a new flavour of design, ergonomics and usability.

The most physically immediate stand-out feature of the N97 is its kick-out full QWERTY keyboard, hidden behind a 3.5-inch widescreen 16:9 touch display that tilts smartly above the keys. Both control methods neatly live togther as one and are tailored to ensure every experience, be it messaging, social, entertainment-focussed or otherwise, are manageable via the most instinctive physical toolset available. The N97 touchscreen promises to be exploited to full effect, even when inactive, courtesy of a new homescreen that automatically bring in live information via custom widgets sat on a S60 5th Edition backbone.

The Nokia N97 Mobile Phone enters the market boasting a massive 32GB of on-board storage, double that of any mobile device currently in existence. This can be topped up with another 16GB via microSD, enabling it to become a portable multi-media computer with 48GB in your pocket. Of course Nokia wants you to abuse this space with music, movies, photos and N-Gage games, and as such has worked hard to ensure the N97's battery is up to the task - it promises to kick out up to 37 hours of music and 4.5 hours of video. Embracing location based services and the concept of context awareness, the N97 is location-savvy, automatically sensing where it is at any given time via A-GPS. The benefit being that you'll be able to tap into local services with ease and share your social location with friends minus any extra fiddling or fuss.

Other functions and features of the new Nokia N97 mobile phone include the great 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and dual LED flash. Aswell as GPS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, stereo Bluetooth and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The key features are listed below in more depth are:

Nokia Maps: Nokia Maps Brings the world to your N97. See maps for over 150 countries and search for addresses, points of interest, or landmarks around the globe. Go deeper and find addresses, phone numbers and other details for available destinations, and let the N97 plan your journey from A to B.

Carl Zeiss Optics: Carl Zeiss is a world leader in high quality camera lenses, and is fitted into any serious camera phone contender. These state of the art Carl Zeiss Optics are featured in the N97, ensuring the best possible photo and video quality.

Nokia Web Browser: View web pages as they were originally intended by there deigners. With a single key press Nokia Web browser with Mini Map lets you zoom out to a full screen view of the entire web page. Find the section of the site that you want and then zoom in to the content you want. The text instantly adjusts to the size of your screen, without any hassle. The web browser also keeps a history of your browsing so you can quickly get back to where you started - this will save you some time.

The Nokia N97 is definately much more than just a Mobile Phone and deserves the tag of being a mobile computer. The Nokia N97 Will take care of your Communication, Music, Navigation, Video and Internet Needs. No longer will you have to carry seperate phones, mp3 players and digital cameras on your person.

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It's time for what may seem to be an odd match-up today, but when you think about it, these two particular mobile phones are actually pretty evenly matched, and pitting them against each other does make sense. So, let's settle down watch the action as the Blackberry Storm takes on the Nokia 5800.

Nokia 5800 - touch, feel, play
The first phone in this battle's a totally new member of Nokia's Music Xpress range of mobile phones, the gorgeous Nokia 5800. This phone is quite obviously made for music and media, as it has a separate XpressMedia button that pops up a list of links to music, videos, the web, and more. Then, of course, the Nokia 5800 has a 3.2 inch touch-sensitive display, to let you use all your media files. Essentially, the Nokia 5800 was created to be a little handheld jukebox and movie player, and as music devices go, this is just about the prettiest. The Nokia 5800 also has, built-in, a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA internet access and sat-nav, making it a wonderful all-rounder, as well as a brilliant media box. Oh, and it has a strap to fasten on a fake guitar plectrum. That rocks. The price, fairly under Rs. 22,000, rocks too!

It's also the first mobile phone to use the new Symbian S60 Touch platform, making it the first of a generation. So, with that in mind, let's pit it against another phone that uses a brand new, touchscreen platform: the gorgeous Blackberry Storm.

Blackberry Storm - more than just a storm in a teacup
Up against the Nokia 5800 is the new Blackberry Storm, and although it might seem an odd match-up, in fight terms, it's not actually as daft as it sounds. For example, both the Nokia 5800 and the Blackberry Storm are the first mobile phones to feature the touch versions of their respective operating systems, with the Blackberry Storm being based, obviously, on the Blackberry OS (well, the touch version of it, anyway). The Blackberry Storm also has a 3 megapixel camera, similar to the 5800, and it has a wealth of multimedia options. Both mobile phones also forgo a physical keyboard, but the Blackberry Storm adds something new to its virtual keyboard (well, to its interface as a whole): a moving, clickable screen. That's right, the whole screen is clickable like a giant button, making 'accidentally starting applications by touching the wrong icon' a thing of the past. Of course, like all of its predecessors, the Blackberry Storm lives for email, as well, and its push email, just like its ancestors, lets you keep in touch with your emails, no matter where.

Nokia 5800 vs Blackberry Storm - which one should YOU buy?

So, which of these two mobile phones should you go for? Should you go for the more media-oriented Nokia 5800? Or possibly you like the email capabilities of the Blackberry Storm? Well, to a certain extent, it WILL come down to what you wan to use it for. The Blackberry Storm is undoubtedly the more capable of the two mobile phones for email. Well, come on, it has Blackberry email access, surely that was never in doubt! However, when it comes to media, the Nokia 5800 is clearly the more capable, with more colours no screen, smoother playback, better music quality, and so on. However, there is one thing you need to know about the Blackberry Storm, because its biggest strength is also its biggest flaw: that clickable touchscreen. It's innovative, it completely removes the possibility of catching the wrong icon on screen, and it's not been seen on any other mobile phones before, giving it cool factor. BUT (and it's a big but), you have to really press down on it; when typing out an email on the Blackberry Storm, it's going to absolutely destroy your thumb muscles after a while, and quite apart from tiring your hands quicker, it also makes it marginally slower to type that email. So, given the fact that it may well physically hurt to use the Storm after a while, the winner, for me, has to be the Nokia 5800.
Thanks Matt.

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