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Nokia N9 officially announced with MeeGo OS and Swipe UI

Nokia N9 has finally been officially announced today at the Nokia Connection 2011 keynote held at Singapore.

Summary of specs:
– Single core Cortex A8 1GHz CPU and SGX530 GPU (similar to SGS1 but with slower GPU)
– 1GB RAM (nice!)
– 3.9″ AMOLED with 854×480  pixel resolution and gorilla glass.
–  8MP AF camera with F2.2 Carl Zeiss lense and 720p@30fps video recording
– MeeGo OS with unique Swipe UI (a big part of why N9 is so special)
–  NFC Chip
– Free Nokia Maps with turn by turn navigation

I will post up more info and my hands-on-experience later. (hopefully today or tomorrow)

PRESS RELEASE

Nokia N9 announced: First-ever pure touch smartphoneSydney, Australia – 21 June 2011.

Nokia today announced the Nokia N9, a distinctivesmartphone combining great design with a new, easy-to-use interface and one of the bestmultitasking experiences of any phone on the market today.

Unlike any other phone, the Nokia N9 is controlled entirely by touch and swipe gestures andfocuses on the things people do most – use apps, socialise and multitask. It also has the latestaudio, navigation and camera technology for a great all-round experience.

Nokia’s head of design, Marko Ahtisaari, said, “With the Nokia N9, we re-evaluated the way wethought a smartphone should act. It should be simple and it should blend software, hardware,services and content into a unique user experience.”With no keypad or home button on the display, the Nokia N9’s curved glass screen producesfloating icons that allow slick fingertip control, letting you get to the content you want. Threehome views give fast access to what a user wants most, cutting through the clutter associatedwith traditional smartphone design.

Nokia Australia’s managing director, Chris Carr, said, “There’s genuine excitement and buzzaround the Nokia N9. Australian consumer groups and our partners were recently shown thesmartphone and their response was overwhelmingly positive. I’m really excited about bringingsuch a unique innovation piece to the Australian market.”

Running the new MeeGo operating system, the Nokia N9’s distinct user interface and design areamong a number of standout features:

 Simple swipe gesture to take you seamlessly through the Nokia N9, guiding the user to themost recently opened app. Once you’re done with an app, just swipe it away
 3.9-inch AMOLED screen made from scratch–resistant curved glass for smooth contentinteraction. Built using an advanced polycarbonate material, the Nokia N9 offers superiorantenna performance over most other competitors’ smartphones. Reception and voicequality is also improved with fewer dropped calls
 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, wide-angle lens, HD-quality video capture andlarge lens aperture enable great camera performance even in lowlighting conditions,making the Nokia N9 one of the best camera-phones ever produced
 Watch videos in true 16:9 widescreen format and enjoy surround sound experience withany headphones – the Nokia N9 is the world’s first smartphone to come with Dolby DigitalPlus decoding and Dolby Headphone post-processing technology
 The latest Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless technology allows you to easily shareimages and videos between devices. Pair it with Bluetooth accessories like the new NFCenabledNokiaPlay360°wirelessmusicspeakerto get a great surround sound musicexperience with just a tap
 Free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps. With the newdedicated Drive app, you can get in your car and start navigating to your destination without launching Maps.

The Nokia N9 will be available in three colors – black, magenta and cyan, and with large storagecapacities to accommodate plenty of content: 16GB and 64GB.The Nokia N9 will launch in Australia later this year, with availability and local pricing to beannounced closer to sales start.

More information about the Nokia N9 can be found at: http://swipe.nokia.com

 

3 thoughts on “Nokia N9 officially announced with MeeGo OS and Swipe UI”

  1. Nice mate, please fill us all in as much as possible.
    Give us your true feelings, are you let down big time in any way, or are the signs mostly +ve etc.

    Thanks again!!!
    Jed

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    1. I sure will. I am currently in the process of uploading my 13 minutes hands on video and will post my thoughts/experience in more detail tomorrow.

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  2. I was reading your thread over at OCAU and stumbled over here.

    That’s actually a really nice looking phone!

    Nokia have not released anything for a while now that have interested me much at all, but this may change that.

    Cheers,
    Paul.

    Warcom.

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