This is first class design from Nokia and a helpful step-up to survive in the taiga that is the smartphone market. Following this sentence is a detailed description of the Nokia N9, bit by bit according to press images and the press release. Each Nokia N9 includes a 3.9-inch multitouch AMOLED screen (854 x 480), 16GB or 64GB of onboard memory, 1GB of RAM, a polycarbonate shell (scratches won’t appear unless deep), no mentioning of what processor it uses, quad-band GSM with penta-band WCDMA radios, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, and GPS. Next up is the glorious 8 megapixel wide-angle camera with AF, which is capable of aperture F2.2 for low light picture taking and true 16:9 720p HD video recording.
But the spec sheet gets better: dimensions of 116.45- x 61.2- x 7.6-12.1mm, weight of 135 grams, battery life capable of lasting up to 50 hours (music), 4.5 hours (720p video), or finally between 7and 11 hours (GSM voice calls). There’s more though! Turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps, a dedicated Drive app, proximity sensor and the different colors choices of black, cyan, and magenta. The Nokia N9 also has an ambient light sensor, compass, orientation sensor, a micro SIM slot, tethering support and a 3.5mm “AV connector.”
Finally, in terms of MeeGo itself, it runs MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan, has apps compliant with Qt 4.7 and HTML5 support, bundled games like Angry Birds Magic, Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf 2011 and OpenGL ES 2.0, a Webkit2-based browser, pinch-to-zoom support, unified notifications for Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds in the Events section, along with a multitouch gesture that gets- you back to the homescreen. There’s much more to know and learn about the Nokia N9 in the press release after the break, but for now, let’s just say we’re in love with it (or at least I am). Good going so far, Nokia, however MeeGo is an operating system that is and will not go anywhere. Till Windows Phone 7 Mango then?
A launch is expected sometimes “later this year”. Via: Nokia