Holy shmoly ? Is the N-series flagship smartphone finally coming our way? After months of waiting, I was actually starting to believe this device was a myth, a fictional concoction on par with the chronicles of Zeus or Hercules. (Actually, Nokia's based in Finland, but I didn't know any Finnish lore to reference.)
The N97, aka ?Snow White? ? the object of lust for many an American Nokia fankid ? may finally be on its way. One of Nokia's official web pages shows some details on the phone's support for U.S. 3G (tri-band UMTS: 850/1900/2100). The company's US website also features a banner that says ?Nokia N97 ? Preorder soon.?
The link isn't active quite yet (clicking on it takes you to a promo screen. You can click on ?Learn More,? but you wind up looking at a press release from its European site for now). Even so, the very appearance of this teaser means progress, and it won't be long before those of us with N97 on the brain can finally get some satisfaction.
Funny, I was reading a while back about how this generation has a limited patience threshold. We want what we want, and we want it right now. Yeah, right. Obviously, those researchers haven't considered the excruciating wait between cell phone companies introducing a new phone and launching it. (Do you hear me, Palm Pre??)
[Via Engadget and PhoneArena]