Nokia N97s Coming to US June 2


Nokia’s new flagship touchscreen mobile phone, the N97, is due to be in-stock at the company’s North American distributors by June 2, according to a report at The Nokia Blog.

The phone was announced in December and many have been anxiously waiting to see the device from the company some believe makes the best mobile phones on the market.

The N97 will feature a 3.5-inch, 640 x 360 pixel (16:9 aspect ratio) resistive touchscreen display, a full QWERTY keyboard, and an “always open” window to favorite internet or social networking sites. Nokia calls it the “world’s most advanced mobile computer.”

Additional specs include HSDPA, WiFi, and Bluetooth radios, A-GPS, a 3.5-mm headphone jack, 32GB of onboard memory with microSD expansion (for up to 48GB total capacity), and a battery capable of up to 1.5 days of continuous audio playback or 4.5-hours video. Its camera is 5 megapixels with Carl Zeiss glass and capable of “DVD quality” video capture at 30fps.

Full retail pricing is expected to be $699, but reports indicate the phone should be widely available for about $600.