Along with official release of N9, Nokia revealed N950 – device that leaked many times packing QWERTY keyboard in aluminum body. N950 will not be available to buy or it will be supported by Nokia, but that device will be used by developers. Nokia will offer this as an ambassador device to developers to aid in development of applications for the MeeGo platform. A total of 250 pieces will be loaned to developers.
Let’s talk about n950 differences
Nokia N950 phone uses same hardware components as the Nokia N9 phone with the following exceptions:
- N950 is physically larger and is made out of aluminum, whereas N9 has a polycarbonate unibody.
- N950 has a physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The N9 is a touchscreen -only device.
- N950 has a 4” TFT LCD display whereas N9 has 3.9” AMOLED display (display resolutions are the same)
- N950 has a different physical camera module than N9.
- In the N950 the front facing camera is in top right corner and on N9 it is in the bottom right corner(Camera module is the same)
- N950 supports Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR, whereas N9 supports version 4.0
- N950 does not have support for NFC
- N9 has slightly more sensitive magnetometer and ALS
- N950 has 1320mAh battery, the N9 has 1450mAh battery
Nokia N950 device software Beta notes:
- The Nokia N950 phone software is in beta stage and does not represent the final quality or feature set which will be available when Nokia N9 is commercially available.
- If the device becomes unresponsive you can to perform a hardware reset. Press the power key on top of the device and keep it pressed down for 8 or more seconds
- Certain types of use may drain the battery faster than normal.
- Across the UI there are still logical ID’s shown in some languages, icons may not be finalized and animations with opening windows are missing.
- Over-the-Air updates may not be available for the next software version.
- Gallery application may sometimes display ‘no items’
- Help (Info buttons) is disabled from this release
- There are many applications and services which are not available in this beta release.
- Performance of all use cases has not been optimized yet.
- Echo may be heard during some voice calls. This can be eliminated by turning speakerphone on and off during the call.
- Chinese input method is not supported in this Beta release
- The device may not always see all available WLAN’s (refresh)
- WLAN data transfer may stall off and on with WPA2/AES encryption.
- Bluetooth may not work when Device is connected to WAPI AP.
- The browser is unstable, has known rendering issues with sites. The look and feel of the browser is not finalized yet.
- Using SB and transferring large amounts of data slows down device and may long before content shows up in e.g. music player or video player.
- USB needs to be in SDK (from Settings->Accessories->USB) before connecting to SDK via USB (or use Always ask mode and then selecting SDK mode when connecting with USB).