Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nokia N9 to Use Meego

Following the news of Nokia's victory over Apple regarding various patent infringements, we were expecting some announcements from the Finnish mobile manufacturer's HQ, and we were right to expect. Only, this announcement is better than we could have hoped for. Someone at Nokia has finally listened and has decided that their latest device, the N9, will not run on Symbian OS, but MeeGo! Collective sigh of relief, anyone?!

The N9 has just been unveiled at Nokia Connection 2011 in Singapore and has been slated as Nokia's 'first ever pure touchscreen device'. The phone itself will have a curved 3.9-inch AMOLED touchscreen for easy viewing from any angle and will have no buttons on the front of the device. Nokia have chosen to steer away from the 12-megapixel N8, and have given the N9 an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and super wide 28mm lens and HD video capture.

Judging by what we've seen of MeeGo, Nokia are hoping to appeal to the Apple fanboys, with a UI which looks decidedly iOS, but that's by no means a bad thing, as the iPhone's UI is famed for its simplicity and intuitiveness, a far cry from the terminally flawed Sybian.

We wish Nokia the best of luck with this and cannot wait to get our hands on an N9 when they're released!


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