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Old 10-11-2009, 11:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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