More information about the N97 Mini has come out since images of the device leaked a week ago. A person who has seen the device asserts that it will essentially have the same feature set as the current N97, though a smaller form factor.
The smaller size means the removal of some of the N97’s features such as the directional pad on the sliding QWERTY keyboard and the lens cover over the dual-LED equipped, 5 MPx digital camera.
According to this source, the Nokia N97 Mini will come in two configurations, with either 8 GB or 16 GB of storage, with an accompanying price reduction — early estimates put the N97 Mini starting at about 100 Euros cheaper than the full N97.
The person who says he has already seen the device, Eldar Murtazin of Mobile Review, also states that it will be formally announced during the Nokia World expo happening in September. This is not unreasonable, as it’s common for Nokia to announce and/or release a number of models during this exposition.
More Information about the N97
The Nokia N97 is a Symbian S60 5th Edition smartphone. It has a sliding QWERTY keyboard which tilts up when extended, and also features a 640-by-360-pixel touchscreen.