Friday Jun 19, 2009

Nokia launches new smatphone N97


Nokia new smartphone N97 launched with a whooping price tag of $699. Also, it is not tied to a particular carrier. Wow! how good can that be? Check out the specs:

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n97-2615.php

It was supposed to hit the shelves today, however its available from June 30 from Amazon. It's available on Nokia's official site. 

Bad time to launch?
Nokia is launching at a time when Apple 3G 16GB came out and the price on the earlier 8GB version has been drastically reduced. (I wonder if there is an exchange/upgrade option where you don't have to pay through your nose ;) Furthermore, many smart phones are available in the market with a lesser price tag than N97. Is the timing right for Nokia? I don't think so..

Social location?
The N97 also introduces something Nokia calls "social location," which uses the capabilities of the integrated A-GPS sensors and electronic compass to automatically update users' social networks, or let them share their location via photos or videos with friends.
We recently read a post where twittering location or vacation plans led to burglary in a couple's house. In this scenario, how safe is this? Though this shows one's whereabouts to only people in his/her network, but so is the case with twitter!! Food for thought..



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