Nokia but it’s probably the most beautiful phone from Nokia ever! The Nokia N9 is a smartphone made by Nokia based on the MeeGo “Harmattan” mobile operating system, the first from Nokia on the MeeGo OS. It will be released in three colors: black, cyan and magenta.
Design: When everything looks like a copy of a copy of the iPhone I’m glad that Nokia is doing it slightly different at least with the very nice bezel around. It’s a good start to like the device even without having turned it on. It does feel very solid and there are very few buttons here, volume control and camera buttons that’s it! So maybe we are finally seeing the Scandinavian minimalistic design actually coming from a Scandinavian country instead of California The Nokia N9 features a 3.9″ AMOLED display so it’s larger the California phone and measures 116.45- x 61.2- x 7.6-12.1mm and weighs 135 grams.
Nokia N9 in Action: When we turn on the phone it feels like Nokia could actually be doing something right, for once. The display is absolutely gorgeous; if you have seen the Samsung Galaxy S II then you know what I’m talking about here. As said before it’s an AMOLED screen with an 854 x 480 resolution, not as high pixel density as the iPhone but still plenty good enough. So the big question here isn’t going to be if it has the specs to compete, it does (see below) but if it has the OS and the Apps, it mostly doesn’t. The OS MeeGo is polished and feels promising but it feels like the version 1.2 it is. It’s lacking many of the things most new mobile operating systems do in the beginning and thus the complaining can begin… Not sure how much love and for how long Nokia is going to give MeeGo but it needs a lot of commitment so that app developers can feel safe to develop for the platform. You will find Angry Birds in the app store and a few other titles but it’s mostly an empty house no one visits at this point. Lets jump a head to specifications and then we will wrap it up!
Nokia N9 Specifications: CPU: OMAP3630 1 Ghz GPU: PowerVR SGX530 RAM: 1GB Storage: 16GB or 64GB Camera: 8mp, wide angle f/2.2 with auto focus and 720p video Size: 116.45- x 61.2- x 7.6-12.1mm Weight: 135 grams Battery: 50 hours of music, 4.5 hours of 720p, 11 hour GSM talk time Wifi: 802.11a/b/g/n
Wrap up What started out as a love affair my very well end up in bitter divorce!It was a lot easier to make cell phones before smart phones become so freaking good as the best iOS and Android phones are today. It’s not just about fancy hardware packed in the latest design. If you don’t have the apps and are missing basic functions you are already way behind in the race. Nokia has a lot of catching up to do if they are going to reign the former glory as a Smartphone maker and maybe even as a cell phone producer in general. It feels like we are bashing the N9 but the truth is, it’s probably the best Nokia has ever produced but it’s still not good enough. We really wish Nokia the best of luck and they deserve a win here with the N9 but we wouldn’t bet my money on it!
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