Nokia N9 finally official
Gorgeous New Nokia N9 handset still set to be overshadowed by forthcoming Nokia Windows Phone 7 efforts.
The Nokia N9 is here at last. The stunning top-end MeeGo phone has finally been made official after almost a year of rumours. And while the new blower lacks the slideout QWERTY keyboard of old-school spy shots, it comes stacked with amazing features.
With a gorgeous 3.9-inch AMOLED panel, the N9 has no home button, but a unique new feature which lets you access the homescreen from any app by simply swiping across the screen.
In a clear dig at Apple, Nokia talks up the polycarbonate frame in its official release, saying it, “…enables superior antenna performance. This means better reception, better voice quality and fewer dropped calls.”
Beyond that little spat, the phone also comes with an 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, 16GB or 64GB of storage, free turn-by-turn Maps access and Nokia’s new Drive feature to get you from A to B swiftly.
Rounding the package off is Dolby Digital Plus skills and NFC tech. As mentioned MeeGo is running under the hood, with access to stacks of apps from Nokia’s dedicated portal. The only issue is whether this is worth plumping for ahead of the forthcoming Nokia Windows Phones, due out by the end of 2011.