MeeGo-based Nokia N9 With A 3.9-inch AMOLED Announced

By 12:52 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 Comments

Nokia has just announced the MeeGo-based N9 smartphone at Singapore in Nokia Communications 2011. This is the same phone that was leaked a while back.

The recent N9 is the first smartphone running on the Linux-based MeeGo operating system, jointly developed by Intel and Nokia. It uses a brand recent interface design that uses a lot of swipe based gestures. The homeclassy screen has three panels that you can swipe through. The first is Applications, where you will find all your installed apps. The second is events where you have all your notifications and messages from social networking websites on one classy screen and third is where you will find all the open applications in a grid of windows. You can pinch and zoom to select the number of applications you see at a time and then tap on one to jump correct back to where you left off.

All the navigation in the UI is done using swipe based gestures. You can just swipe from different sides of the classy screen to go back and forth between applications or bring forth the list of open applications.

The N9 comes with a recent web browser that is based on the Webkit 2 technology and has full support for HTML5. However, it seems there is no Adobe Flash support for now.

In addition, there is also a recent version of Ovi Maps on offer, with free turn-by-turn voice navigation. The N9 will also have support for Dolby Headphone and Dolby Digital Plus built-in, a first for a phone. The phone will come pre-loaded with Angry Birds Magic (with NFC support), Galaxy on Fire 2 and Real Golf 2011

On the hardware side, Nokia N9 uses a polycarbonate unibody design with a unique outward curved touchclassy screen display. This is the first phone to not have any key on the front surface and everything is done using the touchclassy screen and the swipe gestures. The display is 3.9-inch AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) with a resolution of 854 x 480. The protective glass is made from Corning's Gorilla Glass.

On the back is an 8 megapixel capturing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, auto-focus (thankfully!) and an Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash that can also record videos in HD with stereo sound. It will feature touch to focus, exposure lock and continuous auto-focus.

Inside you have a 1Giga Hertz (GHz) TI OMAP3630 SoC with 1Giga Hertz (GHz) Cortex A8 Central Processing Units (CPU) and PowerVR SGX530 GPU along with a generous 1GB of RAM. In the connectivity department you acquire 3G HSDPA, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) 802.11n, Bluetooth v2.1, GPS, accelerometer and digital compass. The N9 will require a micro SIM, just like the iPhone 4.

The N9 will be available in three colors, black, pink and blue and in two versions, 16GB and 64GB. Unfortunately, there's no microSD card slot to expand that.

The N9 also comes with an NFC chip built-in. Nokia demonstrated it by pairing the N9 with an NFC-compatible Bluetooth headset simply by touching it to the phone. Touching it again unpaired the headset.

No pricing or launch date has been mentioned so far but looking at that lovely hardware and the recent MeeGo software, we hope it’s soon.




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