Nokia N9 with MeeGo operating system? What about Windows Phone 7 operating system? Those were the questions and doubts I had in mind. We all know that Nokia has decided to migrate to Windows Phone 7 OS for their next generation of smartphones. It then takes the world by surprise today by launching a new smartphone, the Nokia N9, with MeeGo operating system. It appears that the Nokia N9 has been developed the MeeGo before they made that deal with Microsoft (which was just a couple of months ago).
Consumers may want to wait for some reviews before they decide to take the step and give Nokia N9 a go.
Nokia N9 Specs
From the press release I got from Nokia Australia today, the Nokia N9 features:
- A 3.9 inch AMOLED screen
- 8 Megapixel camera, equipped with Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor and wide-angle lens
- 16 GB or 64 GB storage capacity option
- HD-video quality capture
- Dolby Digital Plus decoding
- Dolby Headphone
- Free GPS application included (Drive app)
The phone itself looks really nice from the photos and videos, just like its predecessor, the Nokia N8 (check Craving Tech’s Nokia N8 review here). It’s somewhat look similar like the Nokia N8, with a larger screen but more compact overall (the back of the phone is flat, compared to the Nokia N8’s).
Nokia N9 is available in 3 different colors: Black, Magenta, and Cyan
There are also included apps in the Nokia N9 such as Twitter, Skype, Vimeo, Facebook, and even Angry Birds Magic! There are more apps that you can download at the Nokia Ovi Store.
It is too early to tell whether the N9 (with MeeGo) will sell like hotcakes. The design is definitely a selling point but people might wonder how good or bad MeeGo is, compared to the already popular ones out there such as iOS, Android, or the upcoming Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango).
Check out the coverage on Nokia N9 official site