Unlocking your N97 mini’s true potential

I have been sporting an N97 mini for three weeks now after a not so impressive meeting with Android a month back. This is my first Symbian phone in 7 months and so I was looking for something as reliable and fun as the E71 I had a year ago. I had two choice of Symbian phones: the former E-series flagship E72 and the former N-series flagship N97/N97 mini. I ended up choosing the N97 mini because I thought the E72 was too similar to the E71 in looks and frankly I wanted to try out the touch version of symbian to see if it is as bad as everyone put it.

Nokia N97 mini: the phone that could have been…

My main problem with the N97 mini is not the UI, lack of transitions or the ‘limited’ amount of apps when compared to iPhone and Android, but my problem is just how badly Nokia messed up what could have been a really great device. To me the N97 mini is not only sexy in looks but rigid in construction and have what I believe is the perfect form factor for my type of work. What crippled the N97 mini and the N97 is the piddly amount of ram in the device. Seriously it is almost impossible to multitask with any heavy application at all without having the other application close, after a day of use free ram with no application open is down to 39mb! I am not here to rant however, I am here to help you live with these shortcomings as much as possible and to pimp your N97 mini to such an extent that you wont recognise it. Read more about Unlocking your N97 mini’s true potential