Nokia N97 Mini now Available in the Philippines

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Those who feel that the Nokia N97 is a little too heavy for their pockets (both figuratively and literally) now have a new alternative in the form of the N97 Mini.

As its name suggest, this is basically a more compact version of the Nokia N97. Its specs are almost identical with its heftier sibling although its touchscreen has been trimmed down to just 2.9-inches in size and its internal memory reduced to just 8GB down from a high of 16GB. It’s SRP is pegged at P28,900 and should be available by now at all Nokia Stores nationwide.

The EbuyStore, however, is selling it at a much lower price of P25,400, but with their Nokia N97 now retailing for just P26,500, I’m not sure if its actually worth getting considering that you’ll just be saving P1,100 at the end of the day. Head on past the break for the full press release.

Nokia N97 mini now available in stores

The much-awaited Nokia N97 mini makes its big debut in stores. With its stainless steel cues, the Nokia N97 mini is designed for style-conscious people who are active with social networks. The device features a tilting 3.2″ touch display, QWERTY keyboard and fully customizable homescreen. It recently won the best handset award at the Asia Mobile Awards 2009.

Lifecasting will premiere on the new Nokia N97 mini, a smaller mobile computer that delivers a truly personal internet experience in a compact handset based on the iconic design of the Nokia N97. People want to bring their physical and online worlds together via the internet. The Nokia N97 mini is designed for this new social internet and to help navigate people and places. With lifecasting, the Nokia N97 mini and Ovi usher in the next chapter of personal and location-aware internet.

The Nokia N97 mini is powered by a new Ovi Maps experience which makes searching, finding and navigating even easier. In addition to global pedestrian navigation, people can access premium content from Lonely Planet, Michelin and Wcities, turning the Nokia N97 mini into the world’s smallest travel companion.

Users can personalise the homescreen of their device even further with thousands of different applications and services available from the Ovi Store. From games, videos and podcasts to productivity tools and web services, Ovi Store is the easiest way to fill the Nokia N97 mini’s homescreen with applications that reflect individual tastes.

“In October, 2009, we exceeded 2 million Nokia N97s sold, and now introduce the Nokia N97 mini, underscoring the success of the design. We have also listened to consumer feedback about the performance of the device,” said Benoit Nalin, General Manager, Nokia Philippines, “and we are excited about the early feedback that we have received on the Nokia N97 mini.”

The Nokia N97 mini has a suggested retail price of PhP28,900 and is available at all Nokia Stores and authorized retail shops nationwide. Take your pick from either cherry black or garnet.

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