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Nokia N9, 3.9-inches of MeeGo goodness

Nokia N9 coming later this year, packs MeeGo

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jun 21, 2011 @ 1:29 CDT

Nokia have unveiled their MeeGo device, the Nokia N9. It features a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen rocking a 854x480 resolution, includes no keyboard or physical buttons of any kind (apart from the volume rocker and camera button). Comes in 16GB and 64GB on-board memory options, 1GB of RAM and is hugged by a polycarbonate shell that is colored all the way through which means scratches and dents shouldn't show unless it's a deep scratch of course.


Connectivity wise the N9 packs quad-band GSM as well as penta-band WCDMA, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC and GPS. The N9 also includes a dedicated camera button for the 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter which is capable of aperture F2.2 for low light shots and true 16:9 720p video recording.

Nokia's N9 measures 116.45x 61.2 x 7.6-12.11mm and weighs 136 grams. It also packs a battery capable of lasting up to 50 hours of music, 4.5 hours of 720p video and between seven and 11 hours of voice calls. It also includes turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps, a dedicated Drive app, proximity sensor and a choice of hue: black, cyan and magenta.

Filling the device out is 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, an ambient light sensor, compass, orientation sensor, a micro SIM slot, tethering support and a 3.5mm "AV connector". It'll be running MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan with apps being compliant with Qt 4.7 and HTML5 support is included.

Software is not limited at all, the N9 boasts Angry Birds Magic, Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf 2011 and OpenGL ES 2.0. Pinch-to-zoom support is included as are unified notifications for Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds in the Events view as well as social networking profiles and status updates merged into phone contacts. MeeGo is powered by a user interface which is simplified into three home views - events, applications and open apps. A simple swipe gesture is able to take you back to the home view.


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