The Nokia N97 is starting to grow on me

by Volker Weber

While I am still finding S60 too complicated, I am seeing the progress Nokia is making. The UI is getting much nicer in S60 5th Edition which runs on Symbian OS version 9.4. Some of the applications have also improved quite well. While the web browser is still a lot worse than the webkit browsers on iPhone and Android, and Mozilla on the N900, Nokia Messaging has proven to be quite usable and well adopted to the touch UI.

It also helps that I now have a black N97 instead of the white one I have used before.


Please note that all screens are scaled down and are much clearer on the device itself. Larger versions are on Flickr.

Comments

Isn't the browser a port of webkit (S60WebKit and S60WebKit-WebKit )
Or should Nokia do a re-port...

Lars Berntrop-Bos, 2009-09-07

Yes, the N97 uses BrowserNG and that is also a webkit browser, just not a very good one.

Volker Weber, 2009-09-07

I was for a long time a big fan of the nokia communicator series, but they have lost the track. The last device (9310?), which I have purchased, was buggy especially in conjunction with the black berry server. I have switched immediately to a BlackBerry phone and all problems suddenly disappeared.

Currently, Apple is the driver of innovation, at least for me. Nokia should abandon the symbian os and reboot.

Andre Claaßen, 2009-09-13

Recent comments

Jens Wagner on Surface Pro X :: Das Gerät macht mir große Freude at 16:52
Hubert Stettner on Office 365 im Tagesangebot at 16:26
Volker Weber on Surface Pro X :: Das Gerät macht mir große Freude at 15:35
Jens Wagner on Surface Pro X :: Das Gerät macht mir große Freude at 15:26
Christoph Spitz on Office 365 im Tagesangebot at 13:38
Yves Menge on Office 365 im Tagesangebot at 12:44
Volker Weber on Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. :: Erste Eindrücke at 08:13
Maikel Maes on Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. :: Erste Eindrücke at 07:58
Jochen Kattoll on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 22:21
Harald Gärttner on Microsoft Office app on Android and iOS at 15:09
Volker Weber on App-Store-Interna: Apple geht gegen Buchveröffentlichung vor at 14:55
Oliver Stör on App-Store-Interna: Apple geht gegen Buchveröffentlichung vor at 13:42
Volker Weber on Microsoft Office app on Android and iOS at 13:02
Harald Gärttner on Microsoft Office app on Android and iOS at 12:56
Volker Weber on Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. :: Erste Eindrücke at 08:07
Thomas Cloer on Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. :: Erste Eindrücke at 07:57
Matthias Lorz on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 12:47
Volker Weber on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 11:54
Fabio Peruzzi on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 11:48
Fabio Peruzzi on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 11:45
Horia Stanescu on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 07:04
Martin Funk on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 00:00
Sven Bühler on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 22:03
Andreas Imnitzer on The Neighbor’s Window :: Oscar Winning Short Film at 21:48
Roland Dressler on I am not ready for a foldable phone at 15:02

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 19:08

visitors.gif

Paypal vowe