Decent QWERTY keyboard
Large 3.2-inch display
Wi-Fi and HSDPA
A-GPS built in
Good music player
3.5mm headphone socket
Excellent build quality
Homescreen widgets set-up
S60 5th Edition Relatively bulky
Wi-Fi could be easier to set up
Camera flash has limited effect
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Nokia's powerhouse N97 touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard-packing smartphone may have arrived to mixed reviews, but its new, rescaled Nokia N97 Mini stablemate offers a refreshed take on the device.
Its 'Mini' moniker doesn't mean this is a heavily stripped down version of the original N97, however.
While it does pare down some elements of the N97 - such as a smaller screen and reduced internal flash memory from 32GB to 8GB - the N97 Mini is still a big hitter in the pure feature count department.
The N97 Mini is a full touchscreen smartphone device, running on Nokia's Symbian S60 5th Edition platform - previously seen on recent models like the N97 and 5800 XpressMusic.
It has a 3.2-inch display, and has a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard with a tilting screen, and, geared up to be a web-orientated multimedia device, it supports high-speed HSDPA mobile data as well as Wi-Fi connectivity.
It's loaded up with an impressive amount of applications out of the box, and as well as multimedia player capabilities it has A-GPS location finding with Nokia's Maps software, plus a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics.
But as we all know, particularly post-iPhone, smartphone success isn't just about stacks of features - usability and performance are key to the touchscreen user experience too. So does the N97 Mini affirm the maxim that less can be more?
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