Before using the Bold as my regular device, I used the N95. It was and still is a fascinating device, and the speakers are the loudest by far. However, the much-anticipated N97 floppped. Upon release, they were being sold on eBay for $777. I think you can get them today for $500, and that is still overpriced.
Here is a CNET review of the device. Nokia N97 - silver (unlocked) Smartphone reviews - CNET Reviews
They make very valid points, and Nokia will need to develop a much better device or the company will be in peril.
I still love the N95, and I also own the N82. For imaging and video, nothing beats the N82. Best pictures I've ever taken on a cell phone--how many smartphones have a xenon flash? Sucks that I'm limited to EDGE, though, but when I go traveling to Europe the phone kicks ass.
I would also assume that the N97 would be excellent for daytime pictures and video, though a xenon flash (like the N82) would make the device more appealing. Yes, the keyboard sucks so don't use this for emails.