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:
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..
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..