N97 24/7: The Phone!

Opera Mini FailWhile I’m waiting for my laundry to dry so I can pack for tomorrow’s departure to LA, I should probably fire off some quick first impressions of Nokia’s flagship device. Here they are, in no particular order:

  • The space bar being off to one side really isn’t an issue — but overcoming the muscle memory from my E71 is proving to be more of a challenge than I thought.
  • The home screen widgets are cool, but I’d much rather have a Twitter widget than a Facebook one.
  • I really wish there was a “sort alphabetically” option in the apps menu. The folders help clean things up, but how come I can’t have a folder as a shortcut on my home screen?
  • I think Nokia made a mistake including a stylus with this handset. It reeks of last-gen Windows Mobile handsets and you really don’t need it — though I’m taking it with me just in case…
  • I’m really not a fan of touchscreens, but I’m starting to see the advantages, at least when dealing with on-screen menus.
  • And finally, Opera Mini really needs to update the icon for S60 5th edition — that thing is hideous!

More usage reports from the road… Just heard the dryer go off!

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4 Responses to N97 24/7: The Phone!

  1. Pingback: WOM World / Nokia » Blog Archive - N97 24/7 - thoughts on the device

  2. bob jones says:

    Keep up the good work Andrew! I always read your no nonsense reviews. Looking forward to hearing how this thing performs on the road.

  3. Andrew says:

    Odd Opera Mini icon, what opera mini version do you have? You can see mine on the bottom here:

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