Hands on Video: The Nokia N97

Blogger Steve O’Hear is one of the first out with a hands-on review of Nokia’s new flagship phone, the N97, based on a quick ten minute fondle at a Nokia Design Day event in London.

O’Hear reports that the phone marries the best of N-series media production and playback features combined with satisfying E-series-style QWERTY keyboard and build quality, and pronounces it an overall joy to use.

One possible signal of bumps in the road ahead for Nokia, however, is O’Hear’s impression that the N97’s resistive touch interface, while still more responsive than many in its class, “may have [been] a mistake.”