Hello, Nokia N97 owners who ignored our heartfelt advice to look elsewhere for a smartphone. (You couldn’t go with the vastly superior E71?) Firmware 2.0 is out, and it supposedly—hopefully—makes life better. Kinetic scrolling! [DailyMobile via Engadget]
An extensive preview filled us in on the N97 not-so Mini, but it now has a price: €450 (AU$770) pre-taxes and subsidies. It should be available off contract in “many markets”, and includes Lonely Planet guidebooks and Facebook “Lifecasting”.
Shrinking the N97 won’t exactly solve its problems, but this supposed N97 Mini makes the economical choice of ditching the borderline-useless D-Pad is gone. Weenie-sizing the price would help more, though. [GadgetReview]