Well well. It looks like Nokia has heard our calls and the next N97 firmware will sure be a dandy. If you have heard Nokia is putting on a huge event this week in Germany where they announced many new devices including the N900 and the N97 Mini. While that news is huge, for N97 users nothing is bigger than this news that Mark from The Nokia Blog has captured over at his Youtube channel. Mark was one of the lucky bloggers to get invited to Nokia World.
On video, Mark managed to get a Nokia representative to give him a small demonstration of the upcoming firmware and what it will bring. After watching this video I can honestly say I’m extremely excited and so glad I decided to buy the N97, even though it was first released with crappy firmware.
Sit back and enjoy the video:
Incase you can’t see it for some reason, here are the main points…
- full kinetic scrolling throughout the entire UI, including the menu.
- 25-30mb free phone memory added (estimate, not exact figure).
- a whole set of new widgets including ESPN Soccer (why not just ESPN in general?) and CNN video.
- Upgraded Facebook application.
- general stability performance upgrades.
- Bigger album images in song lists.
Sadly we will have to wait until October for the N97 firmware 2.0 to come out.
What I’m Hoping For
I’m also hoping we get multiple homescreens, better UI transistion effects, and RAM improvements.
Keep following The Nokia Blog to stay updated with all the latest news from Nokia World.