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Topic # 33044 28-Apr-2009 14:30
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Greeting all,

I've viewed another YouTube video regarding the N97:

In addition to the GPS, it also has a built in compass to orientate the map (as mention in the video). So the N97 is very feature rich, and 
will have a strong appeal to us.

I'm a pre-pay customer and when I buy such items, I like to pay cash. This leads me to my point, how much is it 
realistically going to retail for?

The N97 has more features than an iPhone. A 16GB iPhone is going for $1129.00, so a 30+GB N97 with
qwerty/touch + hideous retailer markup would atleast retail for between $1600 to $2000.

Is that assumption correct? and if so, would you pay it?

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  Reply # 210212 28-Apr-2009 14:51
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Expansys are showing a launch price of ?669.99 incl VAT in the UK.

I'b be surprised to see anything less than $1800ish here in NZ possibly even a RRP of $1999

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  Reply # 210230 28-Apr-2009 15:10
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I thought so. I'm guessing that the N97 is quite a milestone for Nokia in regards to hardware development i.e. your not going to see a N98 any time soon, thus the N97 with hold its price for a long time.

I can see myself now walking into Bond & Bond to look at the display model, a sales assistant will walk up and say "Can I help you?", I'll say "No thanks, just looking ..." *sniff*

Reallistically I'll wait untill it's around the $900 (about two years from now!). 


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  Reply # 210303 28-Apr-2009 19:09
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I'd just get the Samsung Omnia myself, but if you really want a hardware keypad you could do worse than the N97 (which I'll probably get in addition to the Omnia and then sell if I don't like it).

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  Reply # 210304 28-Apr-2009 19:13
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Xperia x1 or HTC touch pro/fuze :D

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