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Nokia N97 - black (unlocked)

Nokia N97 - black (unlocked)
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 - black (unlocked)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 - black (unlocked)
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Nokia N900 (unlocked)

Nokia N900 (unlocked)
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Price $171 at 1 store $197 at 1 store $4 at 1 store
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
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Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 16 reviews 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews 3.5 stars out of 18 reviews 4.0 stars out of 60 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date May 20, 2009 September 02, 2009 February 29, 2008 August 27, 2009 July 11, 2011
The Bottom Line While the Nokia N97 is packed with features and offers the freedom of an unlocked phone, its clunky touch interface, sky-high price tag, and outdated operating system make it hard to recommend when there are better touch-screen smartphones on the market. The Nokia N97 Mini is a more stable and better designed device than the bigger N97, but its Achilles' heel remains as the confusing user interface keeps it behind today's leading touch-screen smartphones. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is a well-designed and fully stocked smartphone that offers great customization through the interactive panel interface. However, with its high price tag, the X1 will be a hard sell for most customers and will be a purely luxury item. While it has yet to reach its full potential, the Nokia N900 is a powerful mobile device with excellent browsing capabilities and vast customization options. However, its unintuitive interface and other limitations make this a smartphone for tech enthusiasts and early adopters only.

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Cellular technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Weight 5.3 oz
4.9 oz
5.1 oz
6.4 oz
4.3 oz
Talk time Info unavailable Up to 430 min (GSM)
Up to 240 min (WCDMA)
Info unavailable Up to 540 min (GSM)
Up to 300 min (WCDMA)
Info unavailable
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Bluetooth 2.1
Service Provider Unlocked
Unlocked
Unlocked
Unlocked
Unlocked
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) / 3G 900/1700/2100 (Tri-band)
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