Nokia N97 Firmware Update To Be Available From February 1

Finnish mobile phone maker, Nokia, will release a firmware update for its popular mobile phone, Nokia N97 from February 1, 2010. The firmware version 21.0.045 (RM-505) / 21.2.045 (RM-507) will be available through Nokia Software Updater (NSU).

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The new firmware update comes with a wide range of fixes and improvements in browser, music player, touchscreen scrolling and so on. It is advised to backup all your data before updating your device. Check out the complete changelog below:


  • Improved call reliability
  • Smooth touch screen scrolling
  • Browser improvements
  • Music player improvements
  • Improved image and video stability

We will update this post with images and videos, as soon as the firmware update is released for Nokia N97.

[ via. DailyMobile ]

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  • MKG

    The update seems to be great with the following exeption:

    It has rendered the music player almost unusable!

    With the previous music player, you could press the "Back" button and it would take you to your list of music or podcasts. Now the "Back" button just dumps you all the way out to the phone's home screen (just like the end button.) Now, in order to go to your playlist you have to "options", "go to music library", "albums (or podcasts or playlist etc)" then find the album or playlist you were playing, then find your song or track. That's 5 more steps than necessary. The back button is very inportant with the way this media player was designed. You can't just eliminate it in such a way. What good is the improved scroling in the music player if you take away our ability to navigete.

    This would be such an easy fix. Just make the Music player's "Back" buton do what it used to do instead of duplicating what the "end call" button already does.

    The media player on a device is very inportant. The one on this device is very ordinary. But i put up with it because I am a loyal and very very patient nokia user. I waited 8 long months for this update. And now you just took my media player away. You are very close to making a 12 year nokia user switch to Android. Nokia, please give me back my "back" button. and don't make me wait a long time for it.

    Thank you.