Nokia N9 will not launch in the United States

By on August 9, 2011 at 11:35 PM.

Nokia N9 will not launch in the United States

Nokia confirmed on Tuesday that its flagship MeeGo-powered N9 smartphone will not launch in the United States. Nokia reached out to Engadget with the official statement on the matter:

After the very positive reception to the launch of the Nokia N9, the product is now being rolled out in countries around the world. At this time we will not be making it available in the U.S. Nokia takes a market by market approach to a product rollout, and each country makes its own decisions about which products to introduce from those available. Decisions are based on an assessment of existing and upcoming products that make up Nokia’s extensive product portfolio and the best way in which to address local market opportunities.

No doubt carriers in the United States are waiting for Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone Mango handsets. The Finnish company could make the announcement about its first Mango phone during its annual Nokia World conference, which kicks off on October 26th. More →

30 Comments

Nokia unveils MeeGo-based N9 smartphone [video]

By on June 21, 2011 at 7:39 AM.

Nokia unveils MeeGo-based N9 smartphone [video]

Nokia took the wraps off its first MeeGo-based smartphone early Tuesday morning in Singapore. The Nokia N9 features gorgeous, elegant hardware and software that Nokia has already announced it will dump in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. The decision to move forward with the N9’s release is an interesting one, though we have a feeling this sleek smartphone will see limited distribution once it finally reaches market. Pricing and availability are still a mystery, but the N9 features MeeGo 1.2, a 3.9-inch OLED display, an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, NFC support and either 16GB or 64GB of internal storage. The phone is beautiful and the software looks intuitive and modern, but it’s not easy to get behind a phone running an OS that Nokia deemed not suitable for its devices moving forward. Nokia’s full press release and a video can be found below. More →

30 Comments

Nokia’s N9 seen in brief teaser video

By on May 17, 2011 at 10:44 PM.

Nokia’s N9 seen in brief teaser video

Nokia’s N9 handset has made a brief cameo via a one-minute, official-looking video clip. What do we learn from said video? Not a heck of a lot. What we do see is a 12-megapixel camera complete with Carl Zeiss optics flash before our eyes, and the iconography seen suggests that the device will be a Symbian offering complete with the Anna software update. The rumor mill states the N9 will be a pentaband GSM handset that could make an appearance stateside, although… since Nokia is going all-in with Windows Phone, we’re not sure what the fate of this handset is. The video is after the break. Have a look for yourself.
More →

17 Comments

Potential specs for Nokia’s MeeGo phones revealed

By on February 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM.

Potential specs for Nokia’s MeeGo phones revealed

An administrator of a German Nokia enthusiast forum dug through a variety of MeeGo bug reports, source code files and log files recently, and has assembled the specification details contained within. While impressive, to say the least, there is no indication at this point that all of these juicy specs are destined for a single smartphone. But it’s safe to say that Nokia is working with some pretty advanced hardware as it prepares to embrace the MeeGo platform, which will power all of its high end smartphones in the near future. So, what did this forum admin uncover? How about a 1.6GHz Intel CPU, a 200MHz GPU with 512MB of dedicated RAM, 1GB of system RAM, an 854 x 480-pixel touchscreen display, an HDMI-out port, HSPA+, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11n and all the standard sensors. Specs along aren’t going to save Nokia as its profits and market share continue to shrink at an alarming pace, that’s for sure — but top of the line, well-spec’d devices are one important piece of an enormous puzzle that Nokia needs to assemble as quickly as it can. More →

22 Comments

Nokia N9 pictured, C7 videoed

By on August 19, 2010 at 7:20 AM.

Nokia N9 pictured, C7 videoed

Yesterday, we saw some high-roller images of the Nokia C7 surface on a Chinese blog, and now today we get to see the C7 on video with some images of the N9 slider phone as an added bonus. The C7 video is in Mandarin, but you get a pretty good glimpse at the handsets size and physical layout. We’ve got the three minute clip ready for your scrutiny after the break. Next on deck is the Nokia N9. The device is seen running an unidentifiable operating system (it could be MeeGo though!), and has that Macbook unibody look and feel thanks to its black-over-silver keyboard. For whatever reason, the device’s software was not detailed, but Chinese website tieba.baidu.com did do the honors of dismantling the handset. Hit the jump, have a look, and let us know what you think. More →

32 Comments

Nokia N9 gets shown off on film

By on June 28, 2010 at 10:03 PM.

Nokia N9 gets shown off on film

nokia-n9-video

We told you last week that we’d be seeing more of the Nokia N9, and sure enough, a short little video overview of the device was published today. We’re not exactly sure how much there is to be learned from the video considering we know that the N9 will never ship with S60 (the OS it is seen running in the film), but at least we have video evidence that Nokia still knows how to make a solid piece of hardware. Hit the jump to check out the N9 in action.
More →

30 Comments

Nokia N9 spotted in the wild complete with NAM 3G

By on June 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM.

Nokia N9 spotted in the wild complete with NAM 3G

nokian9proto3

Why, hello, you thing of questionable sexiness. What we’re looking at here is the Nokia N9 live and in the digital flesh. Negri Electronics, the people that leaked the images, are keeping mum about the specs of the device until they’re ready to publish their full review, but from the images we can clearly see that previous rumors were correct in that there’s an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, front-facing camera with LED flash, sliding QWERTY keypad, nHD display (640×360), and support for the 850/1900 MHz bands of UMTS/HSDPA. It’s clear that this is an early prototype N9 considering its still running Symbian S60 — a platform that will now know will never again grace the Nseries line-up once the N8 is released — but we’re sure if and when Nokia launches the phone it’ll be running MeeGo. In the meantime, hit the jump for a couple more pics. More →

34 Comments