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Nokia N97 set to hit UK shelves in July

Nokia's N97 finally gets a release date... well, month
Nokia's N97 finally gets a release date... well, month
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Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the N97 (which follows on from the N96 and N95... creative) will be hitting UK shelves in July.

Well, that's if the Vodafone site is to be believed, and as we all know, that's had a few problems in the past with predicting the correct arrival dates.

Voda's site is listing the handset as 'Arriving in July', so users can register their interest in it and receive updates as and when they come.

Storage, storage and more storage

The N97 features one of the largest on-board memories of any phone at the moment, packing 32GB of storage with the possibility of adding in a 16GB microSD card to push it up to 48GB, though what you would need to do that for, short of replacing your iPod completely, is unclear.

The N97 also features a lot of nice touches over the other touchscreen handset Nokia is shouting about at the moment, the 5800 XpressMusic. Check out our comparison to find out which one would suit you more prior to making your decision in July.


Nokia has announced sales of over 3 million for its debut 'proper' touchscreen phone, so it looks like 2009 will be a year with a nice touch for the Finnish company, despite some rocky times financially.

From Vodafone Official site (opens in new tab)

Gareth Beavis
Gareth Beavis


Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.