Nokia N97 Mini Gets Official: €450 ($640) in October

An extensive preview filled us in on the N97 not-so Mini, but it now has a price: €450 ($640) pre-taxes and subsidies. It should be available off contract in "many markets", and includes Lonely Planet guidebooks and Facebook "Lifecasting". » 9/02/09 4:03am 9/02/09 4:03am

Leaked Shots Show N97 Mini Officially a Bad Idea, N900 Looks Pretty…

"Hey guys, let's take the N97, not improve or actually shrink it in any way, and call it the N97 Mini." At least, that's what these leaked official shots of the N97 Mini show. The N900 though, still looks decent. » 8/25/09 7:19pm 8/25/09 7:19pm

Nokia N97 Mini Not So Mini, Keyboard Not Great Either

Another Nokia phone, and another extensive preview from Mobile-review's Eldar Murtazin. He says compared to the N97, the Mini is only "around a centimeter" smaller, its keyboard is worse, and the built-in memory has dropped from 32GB to 8GB. Ouch. » 8/25/09 6:20am 8/25/09 6:20am

Apparent Nokia N97 Mini Shrinks by Shedding Useless D-Pad

Shrinking the N97 won't exactly fix what was wrong with it, but this supposed N97 Mini makes the economical choice of ditching the borderline-useless D-Pad. Weenie-sizing the price would help more, though. [GadgetReview] » 7/29/09 9:20pm 7/29/09 9:20pm

Nokia Is Doomed, Pt. III: Profits Plummet By Two Thirds

Matt declared their latest, greatest salvo in the smartphone wars a wide miss, and analysts chimed in to say that yes, Nokia's high-end prospects are grim. Well, Nokia's second quarter earnings are in, and boy, are they gruesome: profit is down 66% from the same time last year, market share is basically flat, and… » 7/16/09 7:09am 7/16/09 7:09am

July 1 Nokia N97 Firmware Update Can't Fix That Keyboard

The recently released Nokia N97 has been drowned, put on a diet and was unlucky enough to share its launch with the Palm Pre and iPhone 3GS. We still thought it was "quite good," and now it's getting new firmware. » 6/28/09 11:00am 6/28/09 11:00am

Nokia's Down With Making A High-End Open Source Phone, Just Not With…

When Nokia first showed me their Maemo Linux-powered N800 Internet Tablet, I told them it was cool but that, ideally, I wanted this exact product, smaller, and as a phone. Seems like two years later, this might finally be the way things are headed. » 12/03/08 10:10am 12/03/08 10:10am

iPhone Conquers 16.6 Percent of World Smartphone Market

After besting BlackBerry and the Razr, the iPhone has seized its largest parcel of the global smartphone market yet: 16.6 percent. It doesn't sound like a lot, but it's actually a pretty big deal. » 12/02/08 7:00pm 12/02/08 7:00pm