Nokia has revealed, via its Twitter feed for its flagship retail store, the official date that the Nokia N97 Mini will hit shop shelves.

"N97 Mini to be sold in store from 23rd October!" proclaims Nokia, who has set the price of the new handset, SIM-free, at £429 via its own online store.

Vodafone is to offer the handset on contract in the UK but so far only states it is coming soon in October, so we'd expect more info - including pricing - from the operator soon.

The N97 Mini is described as "a smaller mobile computer with stylish stainless steel cues, featuring a tilting 3.2-inch touch display, QWERTY keyboard and fully customisable homescreen that makes each Nokia N97 mini as unique as a fingerprint".