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    should i sell my n97 and buy a n900?

    should i sell my n97 and buy a n900? before the n97 price dropped any further? my n97 been treating me nicely actually just a bit slow at times. i saw the n900 is coming soon with a $649 price tag on the nokia website or should i just stick with the n97 until the V20 comes out?

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    Sell sell sell!!!

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    If you're happy with it don't sell it, the price of the N97 will definately go down once the N900 is released, I'm selling mine soon, not because I hate it, but because I like linux
    And chris4chelsea, you seem to hate the N97, why don't you sell the one you have...

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    I would say , keep the N97 if you dont have big problems as the earlier buyers had
    and they say it get more improvment when the upcoming V2 come the 1 October.

    It always good to see how the N900 preforms before you preorder it,
    wich you will see in October when "real" buyers get their reviews.

    And even the N900 will drop in price when the Santa Claus start bring out his presents.

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    swings and roundabouts mate.

    the price of an N97 will nosedive once the N900 comes out. BUT the N900 could be just as big a turnip as the N97 so you'll be spending even more cash on a phone that is not proven.
    "it's not rocket surgery".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohammadAG View Post
    If you're happy with it don't sell it, the price of the N97 will definately go down once the N900 is released, I'm selling mine soon, not because I hate it, but because I like linux
    And chris4chelsea, you seem to hate the N97, why don't you sell the one you have...
    i dont hate it, i just think its not worth the "flagship" tag... and the price.. n i m selling it soon, coz i already bot the htc hero... hope it will be more fun than troubles!!!
    i played on the n810 this weekend at nokia shop and its quite impressive... but no kinetic scroll tho, shame...

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    if you want to sell, do it before october with the N900's launch

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris4chelsea View Post
    i dont hate it, i just think its not worth the "flagship" tag... and the price.. n i m selling it soon, coz i already bot the htc hero... hope it will be more fun than troubles!!!
    i played on the n810 this weekend at nokia shop and its quite impressive... but no kinetic scroll tho, shame...
    I belive he mean that all in the world know already what you think
    of the N97 in this stage

    Nice you like the old N810 , I still have my N770 who still work
    but compare the N810 with the N900 which play in a total diffrent divison
    in the top

    Any way

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    im sorry but i dont think ill be selling my n97 anymore.....
    unless it really is necessary...
    after watching the vid below....my mind is a bit changed....

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    you could be one of the wise ones robert.

    looks like every man and his dog will be ditching their N97 and buying the N900. wouldn't it be typical if the v2.0 firmware turned that ugly N97 duckling into a magnificent swan?

    i might even pick up a "cheap" N97 and wait for the transformation.
    "it's not rocket surgery".

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    £500 seems worth it now...
    one issue is RAM....not seeing much about that....
    another 20-30mb ram would be fine....
    now to start saving for the n900....
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    iam sticking with the n97 for a while yet

    this new firmware update looks very intresting and iam sure there will be more to come in the future

    wrighty may have a point there grab a n97 while the press is against it and the prices are dropping then sit back and watch as nokia transform it into another classic device via firmware updates

    its certainly looking promissing

    nokia touted the n97 to long to just drop it and iam sure with the n97 mini the software team will be looking at new ways to improove them all the time

    quite excited about this update

    nice one for the vid roberth it covers alot

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    I have a hard time recommending the N900 over the N97 at this point.

    1.) It's not out yet and we have no idea what it will be like. It could have a slew of hardware/software issues and just be a miserable experience... or it could be the best thing ever. It's way too soon to tell, though.

    2.) The N900 isn't a phone like the N97 is a phone. It's a tablet... if you want that, get an N900, but if you're expecting it to be a super N97 you're going to be disappointed. The phone on the N900 is an application, not the core functionality. The N97 will always perform better as a phone since that is what it (and Symbian in general) were made for. If you're looking for a mobile computer, though, and you mostly text, surf, and type away on your mobile, the N900 may fit the bill.

    3.) The Maemo platform has been around forever, but it hasn't really gone anywhere. Who knows what Nokia's plans are for the N900. It could be a kitsch device that gets minimal support and slips into the same obscurity the N810 and its brethren before it has. It could also be the coolest thing ever that gets tons of apps, support, and love from both the Linux community and Nokia themselves, basically turning it into the next Renaissance like iPhone platform. Again, way too early to tell.

    I don't know... if you're happy with your N97, I'd keep it. I mean, this would be different if you were Jonesing over some other Symbian device such as the i8910, or something from the Android-side-of-town, but the N900 and the N97 are two completely different beasts for two completely different markets. I think you need to ask yourself what you ultimately want in your pocket.

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    As for selling an N97 that you're reasonably satisfied with to buy an N900, in your position, I'd be strongly inclined to stick with 'The Devil I Know', at least for the time being. Possibly, with the arrival of the new N97 firmware, it may cause the device to become more popular amongst the power-users, leading to a high stabilised re-selling price.

    Remember that the N900, though it seems fairly attractive to some on paper, is an unknown quantity and as has already been said, it's not a phone that also serves as a pocket computer, it's a pocket computer that also serves as a phone... There's a subtle difference!

    From what I've read, Nokia didn't find it an easy task to add the phone facility to it, mainly because the OS was not developed with that in mind... It may even be that the ommission of MMS was a matter of necessity, not choice.

    All we know about the N900 so far comes from the reports of those who've used it, not from those who've actually laid out hard cash for it... I know whose opinions *I* value more highly!

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    Has anything been said about battery life on the N900. It's advertised as "a powerful touch screen computer with excellent communications capabilities."

    Nokia Online Shop UK - Phones | All Phones | Nokia N900

    Maybe it's not meant to be "on permanently" like a phone? My linux webbook lasts about 5 hours max on battery, if an N900 lasted that long it can't pass as a N97 alternative

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    I'm still on v11 (come on Nokia where's v12 for generic UK phones) but will be staying with my N97. It does everything I want of it and better than the iphone 3gs I used for a couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartpulse View Post
    I'm still on v11 (come on Nokia where's v12 for generic UK phones) but will be staying with my N97. It does everything I want of it and better than the iphone 3gs I used for a couple of weeks.
    Yep, agreed.

    The fw2.0 should help matyters, but v11 is very stable, for me at least.

    That said, I've kept C amazingly sparse, which must help.

    Anyone who hasnt done so already & has a slow phone (mine was awful), back everything up. At least twice, once manually. Then format E drive, then do a hard reset (google it if you dont know how) & re-rin the software updater to install the latest fw.

    This has made my phone great, & I was minutes away from returning it too.

    Now it's hacked & the transition effects make it seem almost perfect. For me kinetic scrolling & the 'alternate charcter long button press' will make it perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David77 View Post
    Has anything been said about battery life on the N900. It's advertised as "a powerful touch screen computer with excellent communications capabilities."

    Nokia Online Shop UK - Phones | All Phones | Nokia N900

    Maybe it's not meant to be "on permanently" like a phone? My linux webbook lasts about 5 hours max on battery, if an N900 lasted that long it can't pass as a N97 alternative
    lets not forget that the OMAP 3430 is the most advanced design 60nm chip design with the most advanced idle state memory saving management seen. This does run quicker than any previous chip but yet the power mamangement means that voltages and frequencies are both controlled to extend battery life. This is how they can still use the same battery as 5800XM

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    and to add to that 5800 comment....the 5800 does out last the n97 battery wise.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by roberth View Post
    and to add to that 5800 comment....the 5800 does out last the n97 battery wise.....
    if you dont have the widgets active all day then the n97 battery is very very good indeed

    lets not forget that the 5800 has had nearly all its optimisation done in firmware allready (v30) but the n97 still has some power drain issues etc with battery and the 5800 cant stay connected to the net via widgets all day

    the omap3 is a good processor but it will still use alot of power as will the 3d gfx chip when used for the fancy ui transistions on the n900

    i think the n900 will be ok for battery but i cant see it being better then the 5800 or n97 out of the box no way not with all the virtual ram , processor , 3d gfx chip , large screen , new os and ui ,

    not when symbian has been optimised alot allready and maemo will have alot of work to be done on it for optimistation

    the battery in the n900 isnt bad at all , i just think they should have put the 1500mah battery in it , if it makes a days use though then there shouldnt be a problem whatever battery size it is :-)
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    true.....
    but when i connect via BT headset to listen to music the n97 doesnt last
    as long as the 5800....
    hope fw rectifies this...
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    I would wait until the N900. No N Series has ever been issue free out the gate. Enjoy the 2.0 FW while the N900 is beta tested by early adopters. The N900 is not going anywhere and will only get better with time as every other N series device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberth View Post
    true.....
    but when i connect via BT headset to listen to music the n97 doesnt last
    as long as the 5800....
    hope fw rectifies this...
    alot of users have said that the n97 is loosing power through bluetooth , it does seem to be a bigger power drain then what it should be

    maybe it leaves a process running or it has been set to use to much power which could be easily fixed via firmware so maybe it will mate

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    Selling N97? and getting N900? for sure! i will do the same.

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    Keep the N97 AND buy the N900 the day it's out. That's what I will do.

    I don't wanna part with my N97, love it! But I also absolutely have to have the N900, and I'm sure that they can live peacefully side by side.
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    my other half is taking my n97, and will swap if i hate the n900
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