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Observations & ‘Loads’ Of Screenshots From A Play With The N97

Following on from the walkthrough of N97’s onscreen widgets, (including Facebook) and the free RAM, this post should hopefully help lessen the anxiety a little bit by showcasing a little more of the software side of the N97.

First up are a few observations I want to share with you:

  • The first thing is that the N97 will not feature the touch FULL QWERTY or MINI QWERTY keyboard options that we saw on the 5800 Xpress Music. The Alphanumeric mode and the handwriting recognition will be the only two writing modes available apart from the hardware QWERTY. I personally am not too bothered by this as I prefer the alphanumeric for touch based typing anyway. If required, Nokia can always bring this back via a firmware update.
  • One thing that I like is the way the browser automatically switches to the full screen mode after the page is loaded and when there is no need to see the progress bar. This implementation is similar to the one we was on the N85 and recently the E75 as well. Screenshots below in the browser section.
  • The next is a entry in the settings menu entitled ‘Default Applications‘ (Screenshot). I am not sure how it works, but from the looks of things this should allow the user to select a default application for a particular task. For example, set Core Player as the default for playing video. (Note: Core Player support for S60 5th Edition is coming in Core Player v2, which should be out by the time the N97 hits markets around the world)
  • The settings menu is now much better organised and finding the setting you are looking for is much easier. Have a look for yourself in the settings screenshot walkthrough below.
  • Scroll all the way down for a bonus link about something that will ship with the N97.

THE SETTINGS MENU SCREENSHOT SECTION

As you can see, the menu is pretty straightforward, similar to the one of the 5800. The one thing that I liked here was that the settings for the widgets aren’t found here, they are exclusively controlled via the standby screen. This makes for much lesser clutter.

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

Default Applications

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

THE WEB BROWSER SCREENSHOT SECTION

You can see the alphanumeric keyboard in action, the auto complete option at work and the automatic switching to the full screen mode after the website loads.

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

THE EMAIL SETUP SCREENSHOT SECTION

Pretty straightforward again, a little more information and the addition of the option of using Ovi mail. The Nokia Messaging link was still not there. This is firmware v10.

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

THE PhoNetInfo SCREENSHOT SECTION

Nothing much to see here as all most of the details about the N97’s processor, RAM and so on are already out. But if you, like me, enjoy looking at every minuscule detail of a device first hand even if you know of it earlier, the screenshots below are for you.

Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97
Observations & Screenshots From A Play With The N97

Lastly as a something of a bonus link from Stefan, I would like to share with you very first pictures of the stylus that would be shipping with the N97. The pictures come from Eldar’s review of the N97. I never thought the stylus would be such, but I’d have to say it doesn’t look bad at all.

Nokia N97 Stylus
Nokia N97 Stylus

Screenshot Based Walkthrough Of The N97’s Home Screen Widgets

One of the most awaited aspects of the upcoming N97 is the widgets on its home screen. Although I till date have not been able to get physical access to the N97, I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the N97 – virtually, through Forum Nokia’s RDA.

Based on that play, I will be bringing you some of my observations about the nice and not so nice implementations on the N97. Lets start with a home screen walkthrough. Depending on your region, the N97 will come preloaded with a few widgets out of the box along with the standard ones like the music player, email, favourite contacts and so on.

Nokia N97 Home Screen Widets

  • This is a typical N97 homescreen, with just a few cursory widgets thrown in. In order to add or remove stuff, you will need to hit Options which will be a permanent label on the left softkey.

Nokia N97 Home Screen Widets

  • Hitting options will lead you to the above, as you can see the wallpaper manipulation, right softkey selection and widget control all rest here.

Nokia N97 Home Screen Widets

  • Here are some of the widgets that are preloaded in the device and the user is free to choose from them.

Nokia N97 Home Screen Widets

  • The above screen makes room for editing and allows you to hide all widgets for a plain look which is shown below.

Nokia N97 Home Screen Widets

  • You can now have full screen wallpapers as well, so this mode might interest some of you.

Nokia N97 Home Screen Widets

  • This is the screen that you would have got had you selected ‘Right selection key’ from the second screenshot. As you can see an application as well as a bookmark can be placed there.

Nokia N97 Home Screen Widets

  • Finally, once you are done adding/removing widgets, this is where you can move the widgets around. Simply press and drag. Once you have your desired result, just press done.

There you go, that was how the widgets have been implemented on the N97. The good thing about this is that Nokia has not crowded the settings menu with all of these options and limited possible customisation to one place only. This will surely help new users get accustomed to the layout much earlier/easier.

Stay tuned for many more N97 stories.