Well, it’s probably not the Nokia N9. Because the N9 has just been announced officially at the Nokia Connection in Singapore, and it doesn’t look to have a horizontal slide-out feature revealing what’s suppose to be a QWERTY keyboard. The Nokia N9 has been designed simply as sleek as it is, sans physical buttons in the sides (except for the camera shooter and volume control) and even Home button. Shelled with a hard-to-break synthetic material in the outside, a polycarbonate to be exact; the Nokia N9 is the first handset you’ll ever see with an all-screen-display up to the edges of the front landscape, introducing a new way to access the three simplified home views (events, applications, open apps) of the MeeGo interface by a simple gesture: that is to Swipe. Yes, those rumors of MeeGo’s death have been greatly exaggerated because you’ll be surprised to know that Nokia N9 will run on MeeGo.
Though we got it wrong before, the Nokia N9 won’t feature the 12MP camera we’ve seen on Nokia N8, instead, just an 8MP shooter. But wait, Nokia says it’s not the MP that counts – it’s the Carl Zeiss optics. Agree? Cool!
|Nokia N9 in colors Cyan, Black, and Magenta|
The Nokia N9 is powered by ARM Cortex A8 OMAP3630 processor clocking at 1GHz, and its PowerVR SGX530 GPU complements to achieve a seamless performance of Meego on the device’s solid 3.9-inch AMOLED screen. Gamers would love to hear that it’s pre-loaded with NFC-enabled Angry Birds Magic, Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf 2011, among other downloadable game apps. Check out full specs, together with feature videos and press release after the break.
Nokia N9 Specs
Meego 1.2 Harmattan OS
3.9-inch AMOLED screen @ 854×480 pixels, with curved Gorilla glass
ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1 GHz
8MP AF Camera with Carl Zeiss, wide-angle
lens, dual LED Flash
720p HD video recording @ 30fps with stereo sound
2nd camera for video calls
16GB/64GB internal storage
MicroSD, up to 32GB
3G (HSDPA: Cat10, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA: Cat6, 5.7 Mbps)
Wi-FI 802.11 a/b/g/n
MicroUSB v2.0, USB On-the-Go
3.5mm AV jack
116.45- x 61.2- x 7.6-12.1mm
Update: Nokia N9 Philippines Price now official.
The Nokia N9: a unique all-screen smartphone
Published June 21, 2011
Singapore – Nokia today announced the Nokia N9, built for people who appreciate a stunning blend of design and the latest smartphone technology. To learn more about the design of the Nokia N9 visit:
One swipe and you’re home
The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe. Whenever you’re in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home.
The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities.
The industrial design of the Nokia N9 is an example of extreme product making and craft. The body is precision-machined from a single piece of polycarbonate and flows seamlessly into beautiful curved glass. The laminated deep black display means that the user interface just floats on the surface of the product.
The Nokia N9 also packs the latest in camera, navigation and audio technology for a great all-round experience.
“With the Nokia N9, we wanted to design a better way to use a phone. To do this we innovated in the design of the hardware and software together. We reinvented the home key with a simple gesture: a swipe from the edge of the screen. The experience sets a new bar for how natural technology can feel,” said Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s head of Design. “And this is just the beginning. The details that make the Nokia N9 unique – the industrial design, the all-screen user experience, and the expressive Qt framework for developers – will evolve in future Nokia products.”
Innovative all-screen design
With no need for a home key, the all-screen Nokia N9 makes more room for apps to shine. The 3.9-inch AMOLED screen is made from scratch-resistant curved glass. The polycarbonate body enables superior antenna performance. This means better reception, better voice quality and fewer dropped calls.
Camera, maps and multimedia
The 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, wide-angle lens, HD-quality video capture and large lens aperture enable great camera performance even in lowlighting conditions. This makes the Nokia N9 one of the best camera-phones ever produced.
The Nokia N9 features free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps. With the new dedicated Drive app, you can get in your car and start navigating to your destination right away.
You can watch videos in true 16:9 widescreen format. And because the Nokia N9 is also the world’s first smartphone with Dolby® Digital Plus decoding and Dolby Headphone post-processing technology, you get a surround sound experience with any set of headphones.
Touch just got better
Fitted with the latest in wireless technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), the Nokia N9 allows you to easily share images and videos between devices by touching them together. Pair it with Bluetooth accessories like the new NFC-enabled Nokia Play 360° wireless music speaker only once, and you get a great surround sound music experience with just a tap.
Colors and Memory
The Nokia N9 will be available in three colors – black, cyan, and magenta with storage options to accommodate plenty of content: 16GB and 64GB. The Nokia N9 is scheduled to be in stores later this year, with availability and local pricing to be announced closer to the sales start.
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