Image Gallery & Commentary From The N97 Blogger Meetup

I have just got back home from New Delhi where the second leg on the N97 Blogger Meetup with Axel Meyer was held and I have come back impressed. Both by the device itself and also by the way Nokia organized it for us. But let me cut to the chase and head directly into all things N97.

The session began with Axel giving us a presentation on the idea behind the N97, the thought process and how they design devices – a lot of which has been featured in various videos, specially the one titled the designer’s cut. We were also shown a few other N97 videos and promos, most of which I (and I am sure you as well) already had memorised! The session then moved onto a Q&A and culminated with dinner.

Just before the start of presentation two N97’s were put up on display and I was able to sneak one onto my table for a closer inspection. So based on that I will be writing a initial impressions post soon, for now check out these images. As is the case with all such events, it took place in a dark hall and you know what effect that has on the pictures.

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(Axel kicking off the session)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(The white N97)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(Deceptive image. The device is much smaller than it looks)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(The chrome on the sides is a really nice touch)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(The new drag to unlock screen)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(Nice touch, but not as slick as on the iPhone)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(The keypad looks nice in real life, the white and blue is a nice combo)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(The black N97 is not completely black, more of a very dark shade of Grey)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(Do I see light escaping from under the screen? Didn’t notice that when I took the picture)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(When set on a table, the viewing angle is quite good)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(The clash of the Titans)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(Take two, slide closed)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(E71 size comparison)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(Have you made up your mind about the colour?)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(Impressions on colour coming tomorrow!)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(Considering it packs a slideout QWERTY, the thickness is definitely in control)

Nokia N97 Blogger Meetup - New Delhi

(Its almost the same length as the E71)

I would like to thank the great people at Nokia for the invitation and the tremendous hospitality. This meetup was probably the first time such a event was organised in India and hopefully the first of many. Hold on for the first impressions which are coming very soon!