Nokia unveils N97 phone – now the new “flagship” phone

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So, Nokia’s has a new flagship phone, and its a worth phone to take that title. The new Nokia N97 has a 3.5, 640×360 pixel (and yes, that is a 16:9 aspect ratio screen) ‘resistive’ touchscreen display with tactile feedback, similiar to the BlackBerry Storm, but this phone will have a sliding QWERTY keyboard as well.

Calling it the “world’s most advanced mobile computer”, Nokia has packed a lot of features into this phone; including GPS, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Stereo Bluetooth, and a media player (similar to the Nokia N96 and N95). The phone also features a 3.5mm headphone jack and will also carry over a 5 megapixel camera from the Nokia N95 and Nokia N96.

The phone will have a massive 32GB of onboard storage, and that can be expanded with a microSD card, giving you a total of 48GB – three times the storage of the maximum storage of the iPhone, the 16GB version. The battery life is also said to be capable of 1.5 days of continuous audio playback or 4.5 hours of watching videos on the phone.

The phone is expected to cost 550 Euros before taxes and subsidies, and will appear in the first half of 2009. No word who is going to carry it in the US (most likely unlocked) or here in Australia.

Photos are below, and a video is after the jump.