7/8/2009 11:37:00 AM
Nokia MD: ‘New iPhone 3GS is a disappointment to many’
Nokia UK’s general manager, Mark Loughran, is confident the N97 will prove superior to the iPhone due to its better camera, lower tariffs and its radical change in styling from the N96.
Nokia is dubbing its new flagship device as a 'mini-computer', having added a QWERTY keyboard and larger screen to the previous Nseries model.
Loughran said: ‘The new iPhone is an evolution rather than a revolution and for people trying to decide whether to get a Nokia N97 or an iPhone, it comes down to a decision on performance and value for money.’
Both devices appear to have recorded strong early sales. O2 claims the iPhone 3GS is the best selling iPhone model yet, while retail sources have informed Mobile that the N97 has performed well during its first two weeks on sale.
Loughran added: ‘The new iPhone seems to have the same design and colour, upgrading from a sub-standard two-megapixel camera to a still low 3.2-megapixel camera, and is probably a disappointment for many people given the high tariff and lifetime ownership costs.’