Nokia's N97 Smartphone, a Laptop in Your Pocket

Set to launch in mid-2009, this touchscreen phone with a miniature keyboard lets its Finnish maker take on Apple's iPhone

The buzz on the Internet was that Nokia would announce it is building a laptop computer. That was off the mark, but it's easy to see how the rumor got started. The N97 smartphone that the Finnish company unveiled in Barcelona on Dec. 2 looks very much like a laptop, albeit one that fits in your pocket.

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