Tuesday, May 05, 2009

5th Day In May

It's Cinco de Mayo (for a little longer anyway), the Nokia N97 is available for preorder at a cool $699, and tomorrow is my birthday (I turn 28). Of course the most exciting bit of news is the N97 and it's lower than expected price. Sure, there have been doubts about the final performance of the N97 considering it's lackluster processor specs, but it's still a marvel of mobile design and still capable of more than most of the desktop computers of yesterday. I see the N97 not as an end all solution that will never be beat. It is merely a progression of where mobile technology is headed, and a good start to a new way of computing.

We've seen a lot of improvements of the software and some interesting tricks with various combinations of the hardware features in previous Nokia handsets, and I have no doubt we'll see even more with the N97 and future Nseries devices. Mobile technology is growing and developing at a break-neck pace, and it is an exciting time to be a part of it all. It was a mere two years ago when the N95-3 entered the NET9 lab. The N97 will be the next NET9 device of choice come June. Two or three years from now, who knows what cool new device will join the collection of awesome mobile tech here at NET9. One thing's for sure, we can't wait to see what's next from Nokia.


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