Saturday, September 5, 2009

Nokia N97 – Err..

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My cousin is travelling to India and he has his own set of quirks. He wanted to take a new mobile for the trip and I couldn’t suggest anything sensible, simply because there isn’t anything in the market right now, that I find worthy of my attention.

But, like I said, he has his quirks, and there was absolutely no point in wasting any time or effort in explaining myself. It was much easier to give him a ride to a store where he could pick out some mobile. And that’s what I did.

We walked in to the airport (Friday afternoon), bought a N97 and came home. I was already aware of the senseless space bar placing on the keyboard. Turns out, that isn’t the only problem with this model.

The D-Pad / Navigation Pad or whatever you want to call it – is pretty much unusable, for me. The phone does support handwriting recognition, but interestingly enough, there is no place on the phone to hold the stylus.

So what do you do with the stylus? Well, you dangle the damn thing from where one usually hooks up the wrist strap!!

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Stupid, I know.

The cell-phone – not happening. Not for me anyways and thankfully I am not the one who has to use it. The keyboard feels rather cheap, under my thumbs. I liked the keyboard on the E75 better. But that crappy model has it’s own problems (pathetic battery life and ugly looks, to name a few).

2 Opinions:

Elegant Chic said...

Thanks for the review...
Didnt knw this model was this baaaad ;)

L o r d R a j said...

Hey Elegant Chic.

This is just my view. there are people who think this is an awesome phone. I do wonder what phones they have been using to call this awesome.

But then, that's just me. Not easily impressed and at times - can be over critical.

Some don't mind having the stylus dangling around. Some even think it's cool.

Some can't figure out why I have a problem with a keyboard.

To each his own.

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