Last100′s Nokia N97 Smartphone Video Overview: N97 Looks Sluggish


YouTube video courtesy of last100dotcom

Last100.com has an interesting video tour of the upcoming Nokia N97 touchscreen smartphone (embedded video above)…

Hands-on impressions of Nokia’s N97

Couple of observations based on the video

- Camera has a lens cover (34 sec. mark)
- App launching and screen rendering looks very sluggish (39 sec. mark). I noticed a lot intervals of blank blue screens throughout the video demo
- The accelerometer is not used to switch from portrait to landscape viewing mode. You need to pull out the keyboard to switch to landscape. This is the way the Android-based T-Mobile G1 worked until its recent Cupcake update. (51 sec. mark)

It will be an interesting summer with the N98, Palm Pre, rumored new iPhone and a bunch of new Android and Windows Mobile smartphone schedule for launches.

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