Nokia N97: New Software Update and Mini Debut in Stores

N97mini_002_lowresNokia has released a new Nokia N97 software update 2.0 that adds new user experience elements and functionalities to the device. The standard version of the Nokia N97 software update 2.0 is available immediately through the PC on the Nokia Software Update website (, and will be followed by a wide range of country and operator versions over the coming weeks as well as possibility to do the update over-the-air.

Also this week, Nokia N97 mini makes its big debut in stores. With its stainless steel cues, the Nokia N97 mini is designed for style-conscious people who are active with social networks. The device features a tilting 3.2″ touch display, QWERTY keyboard and fully customizable homescreen.
In September 2009, Nokia exceeded 2 million Nokia N97 devices sold, and now introduce the Nokia N97 mini, underscoring the success of the design.
Among the new experiences available with the free 2.0 software update are:
  • – ‘flip scrolling’ has been added in the entire user interface, making scrolling in all views very smooth
  • – shortcuts to personalized homescreen
  • – Ovi Maps 3.0 with 3-D maps
  • – Nokia e-mail (Nokia Messaging)
  • – Ovi Contacts
  • – Ovi Store

Nokia owners can automatically check for new software by going to Menu > Applications > SW Update and enable automatic checking, or visit to download the version that is best for them.  Additionally, MyNokia members will also receive an SMS when their local version of the software becomes available. People can register to the service at

Author Note: Originally Press Release, edited to be digestible

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