After 12 hours of non stop video editing and almost 24 hours of non stop work on the N97 Mini Trunk Challenges, it looks like we might just be able to get all the challenges in before the deadline expires later today.
Its Sunday today and the following videos should make for a bit of fun, specially the second one! We now have only two tasks left, Maps and Photos. Check back for them soon.
Challenge 3: Music On The Go
In this challenge we want you to explore listening to music without the help of the N97 mini. Use what you have in the trunk and show us what you got! Think about where/what you do on a daily basis that involves listening to music, then imagine having to drag around the trunk.
Challenge 4: Gaming
Imagine trying to play a game of say, snakes and ladders, in all the same places yo can with your N97 mini. On a train? In the park? In bed?
Last month I told you about the N97 Mini Trunk and its 5 challenges that 10 teams across the blogosphere had to perform as part of a fun competition. Turns out tomorrow is the last date to submit all 5 challenges and our team (me and my friend Sartaj) is yet to publish our first! But as they say, better late than never and with that I present our response to Challenge Number One – ‘Trunk In Action’.
For your first challenge, all we’re looking for is who can get the best photo of the N97 mini trunk in action, out and about in the real world. Simply get a shot of your N97minitrunk in a strange or creative place and get the image over to us for your next challenge.
But how could just one photo do justice to the ‘N97 Mini Trunk’ so we put together a few – stop motion and time lapse style! See for yourself.
About 18 hours to go and 4 challenges left, will we make it? Follow the hashtag #N97MiniTrunk on twitter to see how the other teams are doing.
The Nokia N97 Mini was today made official during Nokia World ’09’s first keynote. The device closely resembles the N97 design with the exception of a 3.2″ touchscreen, a redesigned keypad (no Navi Pad, but directional arrows), no camera lens cover and 8GB of storage v/s the N97’s 32GB. The Mini is 14.2mm thin and the first Nokia device to sport Lifecasting with Ovi – a service in partnership with the world’s largest social network, Facebook.
Lifecasting enables users to update their Facebook status directly from the device’s homescreen, however the intersting part is that it doesn’t stop there and you can even update your location details, thus enabling a whole new level of social sharing and communication.
The N97 Mini will also be running a newer firmware with greater support for kinetic/flick scrolling amongst other things and the same firmware will be made available for the N97 as well in October. The device is expected to this in Q4 this year.
OS – S60 5th Edition
Frequency – GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
Connectivity – GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/WIFI
Size – 113mm x 52.5mm x 14.2mm
Battery – 1200 mAh
Display – 3.2″ nHD (640×360)
Camera – 5 megapixel autofocus Carl Zeiss with dual-LED flash
Video – VGA (640×360) at up to 30 frames per second
After a mention of the N97 Mini on Vodafone Ireland’s official forums the rumour mill has been abuzz with activity about a possible N97 Mini, however until today we hadn’t seen a picture/mockup that seemed even a little convincing.
Enter these images that are either the work of a very talented photoshop expert or infact real. From what we can see, the N97 Mini has:
A smaller 3.2″ inch screen
No D-pad but dedicated arrow keys on the right hand side.
No lens cover, this could be a blessing.
Word on the internet also has it that the ‘Mini’ will have 8GB of onboard storage and the same 5MP camera from the N97.
With Nokia World around the corner and the possibility of a Nokia Maemo tablet with a GSM radio announcement, the N97 Mini addition will surely make for an interesting September. As far as the impact on the N97 itself, I doubt it will be much as both devices will cater to a slightly different market (Mini = Cheaper) and the Mini (if real) will most likely ship after a few more months, giving the N97 enough time to find its feet.
As with all rumours, please take this with more than a pinch of salt.