First Look: Nokia N9

Nokia announced the Nokia N9 at Nokia Connections 2011. This is the first Nokia phone running MeeGo Operating System.

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.

There’s no home button on the front of the phone. On the side, there’s volume control button and power button. To unlock the phone, you can either press and hold the power button or double tap the screen and swipe upwards from the bottom edge of the phone.

The N9 makes use of swiping from the edge of the phone gesture to switch from application to the home screen. Seems like more and more devices are using this type of gesture for navigation. The 3.9-inch AMOLED screen is made from scratch–resistant curved glass. The curved glass make swiping on the screen very smooth and natural.

The Nokia N9 will be the first Nokia phone with Near Field Communications (NFC) chip. Nokia is also launching speakers and headset with NFC. The NFC is used for pairing. After pairing, audio is transferred using Bluetooth. This is a great implementation of NFC. One of the biggest problem with Bluetooth is pairing of devices. With NFC, pairing of devices will be a piece of cake.

The Nokia N9 has a 1GHz processor. Comes with 16GB and 64GB option. There’s a 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with wide-angle lens, HD-quality video capture and large lens aperture that is great for low lighting conditions. There is also a front facing camera on the bottom right hand corner of the N9.

Surprisingly, the Nokia N9 uses MicroSIM card like the iPhone 4 and iPad.

The Nokia N9 comes in black, cyan, and magenta. Will be available later this year

2 Responses to 'First Look: Nokia N9'

  1. Y8 says:

    Nice to know Nokia is still striving their best to still compete in the world of mobiles. Recently, I’ve read that Nokia is one of the brands that will disappear in 2012 hope this will not come true cause I love their products they are one of the pioneers in mobile industry and it will be sad for cellphone lovers out their who love their products….
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  2. dk says:

    Y8: Yeah, I saw that list too and I disagree with some of them. I don’t think Sony Ericsson and Nokia are going to disappear anytime soon

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