All You Need To Know About The Nokia N9 – Specs, Images, Videos
Oh well, perhaps one of the most beautiful and just about powerful device has been launched. Finally. Never has been a Nokia device anticipated to the extent the N9 was. The hype, the expectations, the fear – almost everything reached a sky-high just before the device was launched. Unfortunately, internet was down here, for me. But well.
The first Nokia to feature a 1 GHz processor, the N9 is massively dependent on gestures. Nokia likes to call it Swipe. Let me just say, it is lustful. It is. You’ll find it out in the videos below.
Spoiler alert: Symbian^3 users will hate Nokia with zeal.
Specifications: (will be updated as more details come in)
- MeeGo for N9, i.e., MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan
- 3.9″ FWVGA (854×480) curved Amoled touchscreen with 2.
- Gorilla Glass with Anti Glare polariser (should make the device perfectly usable even under the Sun)
- ARM Cortex A8 OMAP 3630 , clocked @1 GHz
- 1 GB RAM, 16 or 64 GB internal memory
- Unibody design, made with superior polycarbonate material
- 8 MP Camera, Auto Focus, Carl Zeiss optics with dual-LED flash – can do HD; can capture in true 16:9 resolution
- Video calling camera also present
- NFC, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, a-GPS, Free Nokia Maps (whoah, Ovi Maps, anyone? ;))
- Accelerometer, Compass
- Browser based on the latest Webkit 2 technology
- 1450 mAh battery, non user-replaceable
Talktime – upto 11 hours on GSM and upto 7 hours on 3G
Standby – 380 hours on GSM and 450 hours on 3G
Here’s the official introduction video, starring the N9 itself!
That is about the Hardware.
There’s this cool thing about the UI – you can swipe from the edge of the screen to go directly to the main Homescreen. No matter wherever you are. Just a Swipe and you’re returned to the Homescreen. Pretty useful.
Here’s a video showing off the UI. Don’t miss it.
I actually liked the entire way of handling the device. It’s unique, and not what the general trend has been in the mobile industry of late. There are three views, as you can see – Events view, Multitasking view and Applications view.
Events view is like you all-in-one Notifier. All your SNS feeds show up here. You can also check up your new missed calls and messages. You can also view your RSS feeds within this view itself, so yeah, you do not need ‘an app for that’.
Multitasking view shows you all the applications which are active and running in the background. Symbian^3 would show the snapshot of the app, but in the N9, these snapshots come to life. Instead of showing you only a snapshot, Harmattan will show you the current status of the app. Which is cool.
Applications view will show you all your applications. Those icons are smoothly rounded, but don’t call them Symbian Anna icons. Actually, it’s quite opposite. Another thing I noticed is, it seems to be a flat-bed system, unlike in Symbian. Scrolling around is smooth too.
Here are a couple more videos –
Update: Further, find all the ‘Hands-on’ videos here.