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2009-05-21 17:30 - edited 2009-05-21 17:32
On the US pre-order page it is listed as "included items".
There is actually a mistake on one of the pages regarding the N97. If you read the Full Tech Specs on the device and go to the bottom, it shows that it does not come with an external stylus. See Package Contents.
But, if you were to pre-order it and land at this page, you can see that there is an external stylus included.
I called Nokia, and after being put on hold, the very friendly representative confirmed that there is an external stylus included in the packaging.
The US version DOES come with a stylus.
The UK version DOES NOT come with a stylus.
Personally I cannot fathom why the US need a stylus to operate the handset but the UK customers don't. Or why the US get a free BT headset. Oh well.
I don't understand why the UK doesn't get a stylus.
Do UK residents just have small fingertips and people in the USA have large fingertips?
I guess Nokia wants to sell more phones in the U.S. It is a market they have barely touched. By throwing in a bluetooth headset, they can get more people attracted to the device.
I'm sure that the N97 for the UK has the stylus. If not, I'm sure there is a simple solution. It's not like there is storage in the device for it anyways. =/
2009-05-29 9:02 - edited 2009-05-29 9:02
Too bad nokia will not be introducing capacitive touch screens like the iPhone.
And you know this to be a fact, because...?
If Sony has not yet announced an LED TV (like Samsung), it doesn't mean that Sony is never going to do so.
If Volvo has not yet announced a hybrid engine car (like Toyota), it doesn't mean that Volvo is never going to do so.
Personally I've been told by various sources, including Nokia reps, that Nokia are indeed introducing Capacitive screens.
Give me a capacitive screen ANYDAY!
The whole argument about not being able to operate the device with gloves.... I wear gloves possibly twice a year, got a nice pair from North Face which allow me to operate my iPhone no problem.
Even the absolute best of the best reactive screens, don't come close to the iPhone screen in terms of responsiveness, multi-touch, scrolling etc.
And Sony will almost definitely bring out and LED TV.
I am from Chennai, India. I went to try the N97 mobile in a Nokia Authorised shop and was shown a stylus similar to the one appearing in the following link:
I was so facinated with the stylus, among other features and immediately pre-ordered the same, by paying Rs.2,000/-. Next day I got 4 calls from the shop to come and collect the new N97 mobile. I went to the shop and paid the balance amount of Rs. 33,000/-. The salesman opened the box and I was surprised to see a different stylus!!! When I asked for an explanation that the stylus shown 2 days back was different than to one that is delivered, they explained that the demo piece was "IMPORTED" and I cannot get the same stylus in India!! Moreover, they themselves are not aware that the stylus delivered to them is different!! If this is to be believed, then I would have appreciated they would have informed me, during the phone calls they made to me.
I do not understand why Nokia is advertising by showing one product and selling another product! I am now concerned about the performance of the so called "IMPORTED" Nokia N97 shown to me at the time of demo and the one actually delivered next day.
For the past 12 years I am using different Nokia mobiles and I never expected this kind of transaction from Nokia.
I have returned back without taking the mobile & the money too. I want to take up this matter to the management of Nokia.
Can anyone help me in finding the management team in Nokia India, so that I can share my concerns?