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Nokia N9 MeeGo Touchscreen Only Phone unveiled

Jun 21 2011, 1:52am CDT | by , in News | Mobile Phones

Nokia N9 MeeGo Touchscreen Only Phone unveiled

Nokia N9 running MeeGo not Maemo comes later this year.

Nokia unveiled today the long rumored Nokia N9. Despite rumors yesterday that this would be running Maemo, the N9 is actually coming with MeeGo 1.2. The N9 has a touchscreen only design without the typical home button. 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 body of the Nokia N9 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. 

Other feature highlights of the Nokia N9 include 3.9-inch OLED screen, 8MP camera, turn-by-turn navigation, 16:9 video display, Dolby Digital Plus, NFC and 16GB/64GB storage.

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. 

Measurements of the Nokia N9 are 116x45x61.2x7.6-12.1mm and the weight is 135g. Full specifications can be found below as well as the promo video of the Nokia N9.

If Nokia would have put out such a phone two years ago, there would be no struggling to compete with Google Android and Apple iOS. Now things are difficult as we do not even know how long MeeGo will be around with the whole Windows Phone strategy of Nokia.

Nokia N9 Specifications:

    * Screen size: 3.9"
    * Resolution: 16:9 FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels)
    * AMOLED display
    * 16.7 million colors
    * Capacitive touch screen
    * 2.5D curved glass
    * Anti-glare polarizer
    * Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® glass
    * Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
    * Compass (Magnetometer)
    * Proximity sensor
    * Ambient light detector

    * NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy pairing and sharing
    * Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
    * FTP (File Transfer Profile): server (v1.1)
    * OPP (Object Push Profile): client, server (v1.1)
    * HSP (Headset Profile): audio gateway (v1.2)
    * HFP (Hands Free Profile): audio gateway (v1.5)
    * A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): audio source (v1.2)
    * AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): v1.0
    * High-Speed USB 2.0 with micro USB connector for transferring data and charging
    * 3.5 mm AV connector
    * Capability to serve as data modem
    * Micro SIM card
    * Customizable wallpapers and lock screen
    * Customizable profiles
    * Ringtones: mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
    * MeeGo for Nokia N9 (MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan)

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