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Nokia N9 Review: Nokia’s first (and perhaps last) MeeGo device

Nokia N9

Intel and Nokia have jointly announced the MeeGo platform at Mobile World Congress in 2010, but it was not until last month that we see the first (and perhaps last) MeeGo device from the Finnish manufacturer. But how good is the Nokia N9. Find out inside this review.


Operating on Meego, a joint project between Nokia and Intel in 2010, the Nokia N9 is full of praises from early critics for its sleek design and hardy built, as well as its intelligent interface and stunning graphics. However, like a lustfully teenage boy with his eye on another, Nokia has cut Meego off  with the CEO, Stephen Elop, saying in an interview with Finnish newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat that even if the N9 is a hit, there will be no returning to Meego. Nokia Singapore has promised that software updates, care and services will be supported till 2015 (in fact it has just released an update recently with Swype keyboard and Twitter photo upload support among other tweaks). But in today’s world of marketable apps, there might be a shortage of developers willing to program for an operating system with limited user base.

Nokia, instead is concentrating on its relationship with Microsoft and hopes to launch its foray into the world of smartphones with Windows 7.All that said, the Nokia N9 is a heck of smartphone. Here's a quick look at its hardware specifications.

  Nokia N9
CPU 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 
Memory 1GB SDRAM
Screen 3.9-inch Super AMOLED
Display Resolution 480×854(FWVGA)
Storage 16GB interal; up to 64GB (black only)
Camera 8-megapixel auto-focus Carl Zeiss w/ 2x LED flash
Connectivity NFC, USB, Bluetooth, Micro USB, Nokia AV 3.5mm,
  Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, USB 2.0 High-Speed, Bluetooth Stereo Audio
Talk time Up to 11 hours (2G), 7 hours (3G) 
Battery 1450 mAh Li-Ion battery
Platform MeeGo (Linux)
Dimensions 116.4 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm
Weight 135g

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