A bit late. Very late. Nokia's N97 is looking like a winner, if an expensive winner. And from the preliminary specs, we are looking at potential (dare I say?) Blackberry-and-Danger killer. Haha, you thought I was going to talk about that other mobile device.
32GB of internal storage with additional memory slot. Dude, this is one bad-ass mobile device. And to top it off, 5MP camera, touchscreen (probably not multi-touch). Going for about $700 in the Euro zone, it'll be available on the first half of 2009. It's not something the iPhone, Android, Blackberry fans need worry about this certainly gives Symbian/Nokia fanboys something to cheer about finally.
Note: iPhone still the top. Mobility is about simplicity and nothing beats the iPhone at this time. However, Nokia's new device certainly come close to being the killer on paper. We'll have to see how it really plays out.
Impact: For mobile warriors of all favors, it is great to see Nokia in the game and strong. Innovation, competition, and possibly lower price entries for sophisticated devices on 2009. I love it.