No one knew about the existence of Nokia N97 Mini until the Vodafone forum moderator "Ev from Vodafone" posted about it and got fired from his job on leaking such a sensitive information. Since then rumors about the Nokia N97 Mini emerged and today a leaked photo of Nokia N97 mini adds more to our speculation about the existence of such a device.
How Rumors Emerged
Few weeks ago moderator "Ev from Vodafone" posted this message
Vodafone Ireland will not be launching the N97 but will be launching the N97 Mini later this year. Due to the N97 Mini’s competitive pricing, we feel that it will appeal to a wider segment of consumers.
Another operator has exclusivity on the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre so we are not able stock it.
I can say that we are going to Launch the N97 mini as mentioned above and the Storm 2 though.
But after sometime, the message was removed and was replaced by the following statement
Some information posted here yesterday has been removed. We are not in a position to discuss the N97 at this point. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will update you in due course.
As we can see from the photos, N97 Mini have got a smaller touchscreen as compared to the original N97. Also there is no D-Pad in Nokia N97 Mini to make its size more compact. Original Nokia N97 got 32 GB of storage memory where as N97 Mini got 8GB of storage memory.
Though we personally believe that its nothing but an early prototype of the Nokia N97 which could have changed during the design-phase to give out the actual and final device.
More details about the features of Nokia N97 Mini are currently missing. Anyway, if Nokia does launch this Mini smartphone and it prices it right, it will probably be a success. [via UnWiredView]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback