Hmm. I suppose I had assumed that the slowness was down to processing time rather than the speed at which data needs to be read off the card. Not that I know much about these things.
Is it possible to put a 32GB SD card in the N97? Officially I think the max size is 16.
It's possible but it depends on if it conforms to SD2.0 spec which according to this it does.
scroll down to Interfaces/Expansion:Interfaces and take a look.http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=1616&view=1&c=nokia_n97
For now all we can do is be patient and optimistic.
however If you are impatient and want something now
Sandisk Mobile Ultra 8GB MicroSDHC Class 6
Transcend 8GB class 6. (good bursting performance)
Sandisk 16GB Ultra microSDHC CLASS 4 (expensive but a good choice)
there are others but i need time to look them up.
* Class 2: 2 MB/s
* Class 4: 4 MB/s
* Class 6: 6 MB/s
* Class 8: 8 MB/s
Whatever you buy make sure you test it good by copying files to & from it before you buy it.