The much anticipated MeeGo based smartphone Nokia N9 showed up in Singapore in the Nokia communications event 2011.
Developed in the association of Nokia and Intel, the new model has all the facial appearances of an attractive phone with a brand new user interface design. The home display is made of three panels to swipe through: Applications, events, and the legroom for open applications. It uses a lot of swipe based gestures wherein you can touch and zoom a number of applications at the same time.
The N9 runs MeeGo, which as you probably know by now is the blend of Nokia’s Maemo and Intel Moblin. What’s exclusive about the N9 is that the face of the device is button less; nearly everything is accomplished by tapping on the capacitive touch screen, including unlocking the device. There’s however volume, power, and camera buttons.
In this highly acclaimed model, you can just swipe from the sides of the display panel to toggle between the applications or bring into view the directory of open applications. For now the N9 will be available in three attractive colors: pink, black and blue. So you can choose amongst them. There will be two versions, 16GB and 64 GB and it will require a mini SIM like the earlier versions of iPhone4.
Inside you have a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 SoC with 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU and PowerVR SGX530 GPU along with a liberal 1GB of RAM. The 8 Megapixel camera is the feature to look for, as it has exposure lock, auto-focus and touch to focus. The date for its launch has not been fixed yet, but looking at the craze we can expect it soon. All eyes will be on the pricing of the mobile as it will be a major factor which will decide the sale of the device.