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Nokia N97 Review - Campare This With Nokia n97 mini
The Nokia N97 has a resistive screen (the iPhone and T-Mobile G1 have capacitive touch screens). That means there's no multi-touch (we can live with that), and you must press a little harder. The good news is that you can use a fingernail or stylus-- a stylus is included but you'll hang it from the mini-lanyard if you want to keep it with you. Those inputs are handy for tiny web page links and handwriting recognition which the Nokia does quite well. The HTC Touch Pro2 also has a resistive touch screen (Windows Mobile 6.1 doesn't support capacitive) yet it's much more consistent and responsive to touch. The N97 is more controllable than the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and more responsive, but Nokia's user interface is inconsistent: in the web browser you drag the page as you'd expect to: drag it to the left and the page moves to the left. But icons in the application home screen and lists such as contacts and music tracks are designed to be moved using the scroll bar (why, oh why?). You can grab the list of contacts rather than the scroll bar itself, but you must drag the list in the direction you'd move the scrollbar-- the opposite of the iPhone, HTC's TouchFLO 3D on Windows Mobile and Samsung's TouchWiz UI on feature phones. *sigh*. While moving through long lists is easier on the N97 than the Nokia 5800, it's by no means pleasant if you have 50 or more items in a list. It's just not easy to control and one has to resort to the on-screen intelligent keyboard or the hardware QWERTY to narrow down a selection.