Finnish manufacturer Nokia will be releasing its N97 smartphone, its most advance model yet, on the 19th of June in the UK at a suggested retail price of £499.
The device had been available at Play.com for preorder ever since it was announced back in January 2009. It will be available only from Vodafone for £40 per month on a 18-month contract. Nokia will be launching the phone in more than 75 countries in all.
The N97 is at the top end of Nokia's phone spectrum. This 3.5-inch touchscreen comes with a sliding QWERTY keyboard and runs on the Symbian S60 5th generation platform.
It also packs a 5-megapixel camera equipped with Carl Zeiss optics, 32GB worth of storage (expandable to 48GB using a microSD card) and will offer the ability to browse through Ovi services.
Noknok also reports that the device will get a number of upgrades over the forthcoming months which will include new features and functions, probably rolled out through a firmware upgrade.
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In the own words of Jonas Geust, Vice President and head of Nokia Nseries, "Fuelled by a multitude of music, maps, games, media and applications via Ovi, the Nokia N97 transforms the Internet into an experience that's completely tailored to the tastes and interests of its owner."
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