The pre-ordering has begun, and the Nokia N97 will be out in Europe this July, slipping slightly past Nokia’s promise of a second quarter release date.

The Nokia N97 was meant to be released this June, but Vodafone is now listing the touchscreen phone as Arriving in July. Not a huge delay, although maybe a month earlier would have missed the probable iPhone 3.0 launch.

No pricing is available from Vodafone at present, although Nokia has previously complained that an Expansys pre-order listing that set a price of £689 was ‘outrageous‘ so we are hoping this implies it will be a lot cheaper to buy outright, and that Vodafone will have plenty of juicy tariff options for getting an N97 for free, or at least pretty cheap.

The Nokia N97 is a touchscreen phone, with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and is the first of Nokia’s high-end N-Series to sport a touchscreen. The phone will run Symbian Series 60 5th Edition. Rest assured, we’ll be bringing you final pricing as soon as we hear it. Fingers crossed we won’t have much longer to wait.

July 2009 | £tbc | Vodafone

  • armitage316

    Does this mean that Vodafone have exclusivity on the N97???

  • Ben Sillis

    Nope, Vodafone is just the first to put the N97 up for pre-order. It should be available on all networks so don’t worry!

  • babuaboobacker

    Is there any links with the complete feature sets of this phone?

  • James Holland
  • Anonymous Merchant

    £689 sounds about right. Cost price is looking like being the wrong side of £500 (ex VAT).

    They’re bloody chunky too.

  • Diffy

    Puemobile site is the ultimate store you would wanna check for N 97 details!!

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