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]
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]
The N97 is Nokia’s attempt to stand tall in an unfamiliar, hostile world populated by the iPhone, Pre and Android the only way it knows how: by throwing the kitchen sink at them. If this is it, they’re doomed.