The thing is I don't like Samsung as a mobile phone, been using Nokia forever. I don't like iPhone too. Actually it was between the N97 or Sony Satio.
With Sony Satio I have to pay $5 extra over 24months, but that's not really the concern, the thing is Satio doesn't have keyboard (I prefer hard buttons), and from what I can see, the obvious benefit Satio has over N97 is superior camera and the way it views the pictures only.
But I can live without top camera in the phone, and I personally think Nokia has better overall look, that's why I got the N97.
N900 probably will never come to this stupid country, so I had to settle for N97.