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 →

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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 →

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