Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition Announced, To Ship in Q2 2010

Nokia has announced a new Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition Smartphone which comes coated with 18-carat gold and is expected to roll-out in Europe, Middle East, Africa  and Asia markets in April 2010.


Except the 18-carat gold plating, the new Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition handset practically offers identical features as in Nokia N97 Mini Smartphone which was originally launched in November 2009.

The Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition phone benefits from accessing thousands of applications on Ovi shop including games, multimedia, productive applications can be downloaded to till home screen. Social networking users can use Pixelpipe application to access hundreds of social communities and publish photos and videos files.

It also offers Lifecasting with Ovi a mobile application that allows users publish live their current location and status directly to their Facebook social networking account right from the home screen of Nokia N97 Mini handset allowing users to build deeper and more personal connections between friends and contacts.

Designed with stylish stainless steel cues, with 18-caret gold plating the new Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition is equipped with full QWERTY keypad and handset has a 640 x 360 pixels 3.2-inch full screen touchscreen display into its 14.2 mm thin frame and comes with 8-GB of internal storage and handset also features microSD memory card expansion slot offering upto 16-GB hot-swappable expandable storage.

The Nokia N79 Mini Gold Smartphone features exhaustive options for data connection including GPRS Class 11 with upto 118.4 kbps speed connection, HSCDS (High speed Cable Data Service connection), EDGE Class 32 with upto 296kbps speed connection, 3G network connection with upto 3.6 Mbps data speed, WiFi 802.11 b/g wireless LAN connection with UPnP technology and wireless Bluetooth v2.0 connection with A2DP.

The wireless Bluetooth v2.0 connection with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) feature offered by new Nokia N79 Mini multimedia mobile mobilephone allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free and in full stereo.

The new Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition also sports similar tilting touch screen display design as in Nokia N97 Smartphone but is built into a smaller body complete with new design touches. The handset offers users access rich web content, manage music collection, keep track of emails and offers many unique features such as ability to personalize home screen with widgets that bring live feeds from social networks, news agencies, and weather services.

The Nokia N79 Mini Gold Edition mobile phone features 5.0 Megapixel digital camera equipped with Carl Zeiss optics offering autofocus and upto 20X digital zoom feature with maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The digital camera also sports integrated dual-LED flash with automatic on/off feature.  A second VGA resolution CIF camera having 352 x 288 pixels resolution allows video calling.

In addition, Nokia N79 Mini Gold Smartphone allows video recording with full DVD quality VGA format in 640 x 480 pixels in 30 fps or QCIF format in 176 x 144 pixels in 15 fps or SubQCIF: 128 x 96 pixels resolution in 15 frames per second (fps).

Nokia N79 Mini Gold Edition phone also sports integrated Media Player from Real Media which supports most of the popular audio formats including WMA, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, M4A, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, 64 polyphonic MIDI, RealAudio Voice, RealAudio7, RealAudio8, and RealAudio10. The mobilephone also offers 8-channel graphic equalizer with integrated stereo speakers and allows easy fransfer of music from compatible PC or notebook PC using Nokia Music Manager software.

The handset also offers 3.5mm audio out port allowing users use their own choice of standard headphones and it also features a direct TV-Out port for connecting to a home TV. The phone also sports a set of stereo speakers located on opposite sides.

Nokia N79 Mini Gold smartphone also features Real Media video player supporting H.263, MPEG-4, H.264 AVC, Real Video format files along with Flash v3.0. In addition, the handset also features FM Tuner with Visual radio.

The Nokia N79 Mini Gold Phone also sports built-in GPS receiver with location mapping application with Nokia Map v2.0 software and Maps of 8 Indian cities with 52 categories of points of interest allowing users access places, travel destinations, bars/cafes/restaurants and hotel locations for local usage. The software now comes free license. The handset also offers a unique feature viz location tagger that allows users automatically tag location details with pictures (like date and time etc) along with the geographical coordinates data.

The Nokia Nokia N97 Mini’s touch screen allows moving content around home screen or any place you like by dragging your finger across the full touchscreen display. The users can also add bookmarks and contact shortcuts to their home screen for quick access.

Nokia N79 Mini Gold Edition Mobile Phone Featrues

  • Quadband GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 3G HSDPA 2100, 900 MHz
  • 640 x 360 pixels, 3.2-inch, 16 Million Colours QVGA TFT display
  • 8-GB shared internal memory
  • microSD Memory Card Support, Hot-swapable, Upto 16-GB, 4-GB included
  • Ringtones – Polyphonic 64 channels, MP3, and AAC
  • Symbian OS v9.3, S60 v3.2 User Interface
  • ARM 11 Processor, 369 MHz
  • 5.0 Megapixels digital camera, 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution, Autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, 20X digital zoom
  • Video recording, VGA – 640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps
  • Secondary VGA resolution camera for videocalling
  • Media Player, Supporting MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, M4A and MPEG4 file formats
  • FM Stereo Radio with RDS
  • FM Transmitter
  • GPRS Class 11, 118.4 kbps
  • EDGE Class 32, 296 kbps
  • 3G, HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN connection
  • Bluetooth v2.0 + A2DP
  • USB v2.0 miniUSB port
  • SMS, MMS, Email
  • TV Out Port
  • 3.5mm Audio Out port
  • Built-in GPS Receiver
  • Java 2.0 Downlodable
  • Push Real-time Email (POP3, IMAP, and SMTP)
  • Real Player, Supports MPEG4, H264, H263, RealVideo and Flash 3 video file formats
  • Microsoft Document Viewers for Word, Excel and Powerpoint, Photo Editor, Video Editor
  • Built-in handsfree Speakerphone
  • WAP v2.0, xHTML Browser
  • Built-in GPS with A-GPS
  • Voice Memo, Voice Command / Dialing
  • Li-ion 1200 mAh (BL-6F) Standard battery
    Stand-by: 400 hrs
    Talk time: 5 hrs
  • Dimension: 113 x 52.5 x 14.2 mm
  • Weight: 138 gms

3G network ready Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition is expected to be available in Europe, Middle East, Africa  and Asia markets in April 2010. Visit for more details.

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