The long rumored and pictured in the wild N97 mini has been officially announced today with no surprises. Besides Nokia presented the first two X series devices - the touch-based X6 and the cheaper slider X3.
Nokia N97 mini
The Nokia N97 mini leaked a long time ago and it was about time it got officially announced. The official announcement brought no surprises - the N97 mini sports a smaller 3.2-inch resistive touchscreen with 640x360 resolution, 3-row full QWERTY tilting keyboard (this time without the D-pad), a 5 megapixel camera (Carl Zeiss optics) with VGA@30fps recording and dual LED flash, 8 GB internal storage, FM radio and microSD card slot. The connectivity package is as full as usual - 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack and TV-out.
Nokia N97 mini
The Nokia N97 mini is only 14.2 mm thin and weighs 12 g less than its big brother. It will ship in October on 450 euro price.
Nokia X6 and Nokia X3
The first two members of a new Nokia X-series also got revealed. The Nokia X6 is a spiritual successor of the popular 5800 XpressMusic packing 3.2-inch (640x360) capacitive touchscreen, 32 GB internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera (Carl Zeiss optics) with VGA@30fps video recording and dual LED flash and FM radio. Yes, that's right - there is no card slot, but the 13.8 mm thickness and the 32 gigs memory should compensate that.
The connectivity options are as full as the N97 mini and there is nothing missed. Even more, the Nokia X6 comes with the Nokia WH-500 - a headband-style stereo headset with all kind of control options and integrated handsfree. The X6 will launch in the end of this year on 459 euro price before taxes and subsidies and will be a Comes-With-Music device only, allowing you to download as many music track you want for free.
Both Nokia N97 mini and X6 are powered by the latest Symbian S60 5th edition with all kind of social networks integration.
Finally, the Nokia X3 is an S40 6th edition slider with smallish 2.2-inch QVGA screen and dedicated music keys.
X3 has a 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, quad-band GSM support with GPRS and EDGE, Bluetooth, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD slot and integrated stereo speakers.
Running on the latest S40 software, the Nokia X3 will have Flash Lite 3.0 support and a WebKit web browser. It will be also available in the end of the year priced at 115 euro before taxes and subsidies.