Dec 3, 2008

Nokia N97 vs RIM BlackBerry Storm

Whenever a new Smartphone is about to hit the market it will always get compared to the Apple iPhone. The BlackBerry Storm did, and now the Nokia N97 is, but it is a fairer comparison to put the N97 and the Storm together.

The Nokia N97 looks to have a lot going for it and on paper will blow the BlackBerry Storm out of the water. The latest handset to come from the Nokia N-Series combines both 3.5-inch touchscreen display, as well as a full QWERTY keyboard. This is great for those who still like to touch keys when they are typing. The Nokia N97 also features assisted GPS, 32GB of onboard memory, expandable up to 48GB with a 16GB microSD, WCDMA and EGSM, HSDPA for 3G wireless, as well as Nokia Maps.

This does not seem a fair fight, as the BlackBerry Storm might have to throw the towel in already. However do not let that put you off as the Storm is a very capable phone, and the features that the cell has shows that. These include high resolution 480 x 360 pixel color display, poor 1GB onboard memory, support for microSD card, 3.2 megapixel camera, SurePress touch screen, not the best touch experience.

Just looking at a few of the features of both phones, the Nokia N97 certainly puts the BlackBerry Storm to shame