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oh là là, that would be my fancy new nokia n97 ringing.

31 January 2010

Did I ever mention that I love receiving packages, big or small, in the post?

Meet my lovely new friend Juley all the way WOM World/Nokia (it’s quite an advanced technological place, so I’ve heard). She’s staying with me for two weeks time; doesn’t she look lovely sitting atop my petite edition of The Fashion Book? The Nokia N97 mini‘s are always the prettiest of the lot.

I will admit that I’m quite inept when it comes to technology; blogging is already an impressive feat, I make bangin’ PowerPoint presentations (if I may say so myself!), and I couldn’t quite possibly live without my laptop/dodgy mobile/iPod. Anything beyond the basics still remains a mystery to me. Regardless of my dependency on the three aforementioned technological tools, when it comes down to it, I would much prefer my pen and stationary for a bit of classic snail mail. It’s far more romantic.

Yet when Shira, over at WOM World/Nokia e-mailed me with the opportunity to try out the Nokia N97 Mini – a mobile device that “combines both style and technology” – I couldn’t exactly resist. I have quite the penchant for pretty little doodads and devices, all of which have their respective leopard-print cases. Even greater than the offer itself was the the fact that I was even selected to try this $692 (£429) phone. Amongst the likes of BryanBoy (!!!), Christian of After-a-Fashion, and Bagaholic Boy! Come again? ‘Twas an honor indeed. I still cannot get over it.

Anyhoo. Shall we all ooh and ahh, maintenant? All together now, as if we were choirgirls and boys:

She’s quite the beauty, non?

I do love anything clean, and chic. The casing is a lovely shade of an unusual but sophisticated chocolate, adding just the perfect hint of color sans the ubiquitous pink/black/blue/red  e v e r y o n e  has. It fits rather comfortably in the palm; the phone is itself is made of a sleek metal finish that, once again, adds a touch of unconventional. Juley is by no means mini however; the name is a tad misleading – it makes me wonder as to how big her older sister was! Regardless, it isn’t detrimental. I personally prefer something substantial: as much as petite is adorable, anything too small and too light just feels like cheap plastic (a.k.a. my current phone).

I love that there is an option of a touch screen or QWERTY key board; the side slide with a tilted screen is one of my favorite features. The home screen is easily personalized whichever widgets, themes, icons, and shortcuts you use the most. Checking Facebook, emailing, and keeping track of to-do lists via the calender is convenient and easily managed. Je l’adore.

It’s a bit hard to get used to, navigating yourself throughout all the phone’s features. The camera’s picture quality is decent for a phone, but I am still unsure of how to use it without having to go through Facebook first (disclaimer: I am incompetent in regards to all technology). Surfing the web is far easier on Blackberries, in my honest opinion.

The final verdict on Juley? Lovely to bring about, lovely for basics, aesthetically pleasing, pleasing to the touch, and fun to play around with. I do quite like the color and shape of the mobile. It is 100% recylable – which is another plus. I can’t say I’m in love with it all, since I’ve only had it for a few days now and I’ve never been one too fond of technological devices of sorts. But the oohs and aahs are guaranteed when you her out of your handbag, ringing whilst sipping coffee at the café around the corner.


La C.

P.S.: You like? Read more about the Nokia N97 mini here.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. 31 January 2010 7:12 pm

    So pretty! I really love the slide out keyboard ^^

  2. 31 January 2010 7:13 pm

    Lucky thing! It’s is a very beautiful phone 🙂

  3. 1 February 2010 12:22 pm

    Lucky U!

    P.S.: ♥Please don’t forget to join the newer giveaway!♥

    Good luck!

  4. 1 February 2010 2:08 pm

    Lacy ma cherie, C’est tres chic, c’est vrai, mais c’est pas pour moi.

  5. 1 February 2010 3:43 pm

    love it!
    have a sweet day, xoxo

  6. 1 February 2010 4:24 pm

    I wish the U.S. had nice phone like this… :/
    How is the Fashion Book? Is it a must buy? xx

  7. 2 February 2010 4:41 pm

    your blog is amazing! 🙂 love it
    that catwalk show looks amazing too



  8. 3 February 2010 8:42 pm

    Very nice!
    The fashion book, my little bible!!

  9. 5 February 2010 6:11 pm

    It really is a cool phone, too bad it turns off when it’s cold outside (at least the one that is in our family). I’d change it for the fashion book 🙂

  10. 16 April 2015 10:49 pm

    Nice Nokia! Nice N97! And i really love that tiny keyboard, i so enjoy it! Miss Nokia. How well i hope Nokia would come back.


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