If you all recall from my 1st post, Review of Nokia N97 Review – Part One, I went on further to test out the Nokia N97 mobile phone with my SIM card inserted, testing its browser, GPS and Nokia CWM (Comes With Music) services, before returning the Nokia N97 back to Mediacom Interaction. Overall, it was a good experience and I am very grateful to Nokia and Mediacom Interaction for this opportunity.

Upon inserting my 3G SIM card into the Nokia N97, I tested their web browser and my experience using it was quite good, speed was alright. Being a fan of GPS function, it was my next test of the Nokia N97 and the GPS on the Nokia N97 was very useful and simple, the map was clear and quite accurate. Having a GPS would be useful even in our daily life, sometimes we need just to know where and which directions to go.

Browsing and Internet Specifications

  • Full web browsing of real web pages
  • Web browsing with touch control
  • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
  • Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1, WAP
  • TCP/IP support
  • Visual history, HTML and JavaScript support, Flash Lite 3.0 and Flash video support
  • Nokia Mobile Search
  • RSS reader
  • Support for Nokia Download! to discover, download and install add-on applications and widgets
  • Support for streaming video
  • Photos with view by tag cloud, month, album, slide show and photo editor
  • Online Share with connectivity to popular sharing services
  • Nokia XpressPrint: direct printing via USB connection (PictBridge), Bluetooth connectivity (BPP), and WLAN or via online printing
  • Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)

GPS and Navigation Specifications

  • Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
  • Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display
  • Nokia Maps
  • Nokia Map loader application via PC
  • 3 months Walk and Drive navigation license included (some variation by region)*

Nokia has a great service inside their mobile phones, known as the CWM or Comes With Music. This service allows their Nokia users to access their music site containing 1 million songs for downloading and it is unlimited !  Logging into the CWM service on the Nokia N97, I was able to access and test out their site, indeed, they do have lots and lots of songs for downloading. Navigation on the CWM site was quite alright, screen was a bit small for me and using my thumb & fingers on the touchscreen wasn’t too good, perhaps using their stylus is easier.

Music Features Specifications

  • Comes with Music*
  • Nokia Nseries Music Player
  • Music Recommender
  • Music Store
  • Nokia Music Manager (PC application**)
  • Music codecs MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
  • Music meta-data ID3 tags, album art
  • Bit rate up to 320 kbps
  • DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0/1.0
  • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz), RDS and Visual Radio™ support
  • FM transmitter

How would the Nokia N97 comes into our daily life ? The mobile phone and smartphone “wars” allows companies to design and produce good smartphones for consumers. The Nokia N97 would be suitable for business users to incorporate with their leisure lifestyle, having a good balance of both sides of the lifestyle, with their functions and services build inside the Nokia N97. Along with the Comes With Music function, this would be very attractive for music lovers !

Nokia N97 Specifications Source : Nokia Singapore

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