Rumours are leaking across the internet regarding an intriguing new concept based on the N97 - an N97 Mini, designed as a low-cost variant of the full scale handset that is due to enter the market tomorrow. The information was apparently leaked by a moderator at the Vodafone Ireland forums. The leak also mentioned that the new Mini version of the mobile would be released sometime this year.
Details of this proposed phone are scarce, said the Mobileburn website - there has been no speculation if the new phone will arrive with the Ovi Store integrated within the internal software, as it is on the N97. Yet, observers have already speculated that such a design would retain its touch-screen facility as well as featuring a QWERTY keyboard. However, depending on just how small the rumoured design actually is - such a keyboard could be a little cramped.
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