Nokia has today announced its first and last Meego phone, the Nokia N9, with rumours suggesting that it may be launched within a month.
Meego was intended to be Nokia’s future platform, but has been canned along with Symbian now that the Finnish giant has decided to focus its efforts on the Windows Phone OS. So, will this one of a kind handset prove why Nokia was the leader of the smartphone market for so long, or will it reiterate the struggle that Nokia’s platforms have faced against the growing popularity of competition OS’s such as Android and iOS?
Going by the spec sheet and some of the initial hands-on videos/photos, it looks like the N9 will certainly be a device to get excited about. It will include some of the high-end smartphone features that Symbian models have lacked in the past, providing the World’s first ever ‘pure touch screen’ experience. Below is the full spec list and a hands-on video posted over at TracyandMatt. There is also a quick hands-on description with photos over at Engadget.
- Networks: Pentaband WCDMA 850, 900, 1900, 1700, 2100, Quad band GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
- Speed: HSDPA Cat10: 14.4Mbps, HSUPA: Cat6 5.76Mbps
- Display: 3.9″ WVGA (854×480) AMOLED display with curved Gorilla glass, no air gap, anti-glare polarizer
- OS: MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan
- Memory: 1024MB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage
- Camera: 8Mpix auto-focus Carl Zeiss, wide-angle lens, 2x LED flash, Video capturing MPEG-4 SP 720p @ 30fps, 2nd camera for video calls
- Size / Weight: 116.45 mm x 61.2 mm x 7.6-12.1 mm (L x W x T) / 76 cm3/ 135 g
- Connectivity: BT 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, WLAN 802.11abgn, NFC, 3.5mm AV connector, micro USB connector, USB charging
- Processor: ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1 Ghz, PowerVR SGX530
- Audio: MP3 player, Audio jack: 3.5mm,
- Supported codecs: mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC.
- Battery: 1450 mAh
- Talk time: (GSM/WCDMA) up to 11 h / up to 7 hours
- Standby time: Up to 450 hours (WCDMA), up to 380 hours (GSM)
- Video playback (720P): up to 4.5 hours
- Music playback: up to 50 hours