Nokia Announces N97 "Yet Another iPhone Killer"?
Is this enough to up Nokia's game in a post-iPhone world? Probably not, though it looks solid enough and will no doubt have the pundits punting "iPhone Killer" all over again (really, didn't the Storm teach them anything?) Engadget has the video (above) and the stats, which are admittedly drool worthy:
3.5-inch, 640 x 360 pixel ... resistive touchscreen display with tactile feedback ... QWERTY keyboard [slider] ... HSDPA, WiFi, and Bluetooth radios, A-GPS, a 3.5-mm headjack, 32GB of onboard memory with microSD expansion (for up to 48GB total capacity), and a battery capable of up to 1.5 days of continuous audio playback or 4.5-hours video. 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss glass and "DVD quality" video capture at 30fps, too.
The hardware certainly reads -- and looks -- impressive but the UI isn't exactly bowling us over. While Nokia is calling it the "world's most advanced mobile computer", we're not sure its Symbian guts are quite up to Mobile OS X level computing yet (though InfoSyncWorld thinks HTC may have a lot to worry about).
What do you think? iPhone Killer, or just another wannabe? And by June 2009 (likely shipping date for the n97), could Steve Jobs already be on the WWDC stage dropping the iPhone HD bomb?!