Nokia N97 Versus Nokia N98 – Real Versus Concept

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When Nokia N96 surfaced at the beginning of this year, we made a recap of its concepts in order to see what we’ve gained and what we missed from the new device. Now, we take a look back at the N97 concept below and we see that it’s not such a hot device, mostly resembling the N95:


Things changed shortly afterwards, when we stumbled upon Nokia N98, a superb concept device (below), this Spring. At that time we were talking N Series coollness, a 7.2 megapixel camera, 5x optical zoom, a 3.5 inches touchscreen display, GPS, HSDPA and what not.


Pause! Skip a few months, witness a Nokia Tube launch and here we are: December 2nd… Nokia World 2008… Nokia N97 (pictured below) makes its triumphal debut, surpassing every expectation. It’s got a 3.5 inches touchscreen, a QWERTY keyboard, the OVI platform on board, a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar Lens and 32GB of internal memory.


Disappointed? Wanting more? What’s your take on this evolution from concept to real device?