Nokia N97 on sale today for £500

If you've been itching to slap down your hard-earned for a Nokia N97, today's your lucky day. It's hitting the Nokia store any minute

You've waited long enough. From today, you'll be able to sign on the dotted line for a Nokia N97 of your very own, as the hotly-anticipated new N-series phone goes on pre-order if you pony up a monkey.

The N97 has fast become one of the most fiercely-desired phones we've ever lusted after since it was first announced at the end of last year. It packs a touchscreen and slide-out Qwerty keypad, pacy HSDPA and Wi-Fi, a 5-megapixel camera and hugemungous 32GB baked-in memory. You'll also be able to access applications on the Ovi Store.

Being the gadget gurus we are, we've already had our hands on the N97 for an advance preview and there's a lot to like even in our pre-production sample.

The N97 is set to be available for pre-order today in black or white, exclusively from the Nokia online shop, for £499 SIM-free.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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