updated 11:00 pm EST, Wed December 2, 2009
Smartphone listed on Amazon for $480
Nokia has begun shipping its N97 Mini smartphone in the US market. The device, which first launched in Europe for the equivalent of approximately $664 USD, is now available through Amazon for $480. The handset integrates a 3.2-inch touchscreen, slightly smaller than the 3.5-inch LCD of the standard N97. The slide-out QWERTY keyboard has also been reduced in size, although the Mini retains all of the basic functionality of its larger counterpart.
A 434 MHz ARM processor runs Symbian v9.4, along with Nokia's Ovi services such as Maps. Other features include GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Facebook integration, and 8GB of integrated storage.
The US version of the N97 Mini supports quad-band operation on GSM/EDGE and WCDMA networks.