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Nokia N9 countdown suggests September 23rd launch

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Nokia N9 countdown suggests September 23rd launch
A countdown timer on Nokia's Swedish web site tells us to expect a launch of the MeeGo powered Nokia N9 on September 23rd. The first pure touchscreen phone with no hardware buttons on the front was expected to have a launch in the middle of next month as we reported. But with the countdown timer at 49 days and 10 hours, the official release will come a few days later. Pricing is still unknown.

The Nokia N9 and its gesture-centric navigation received a good response when introduced. But Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has said that Windows Phone 7 is the future of the rapidly declining handset manufacturer. While the N9 does support AT&T and T-Mobile's 3G spectrum, it will not officially have a Stateside launch. Canadian 3G pipelines are also supported although there are no plans for the N9 to be released in that country either.

The Nokia N9 features a 3.9 inch curved AMOLED Gorilla Glass screen with resolution of 480 x 854, an 8MP Carl Zeiss Wide Angle camera with dual LED flash which captures video at 720p, and a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 processor under the hood. Without a home button, the user swipes from edge to edge to go back to the home page. The N9 will be available in black, cyan and magenta and will be offered in 16GB and 64GB models.

source: NokiaSweden via electronista

Thanks, Mattia!

This countdown timer tells us to expect the Nokia N9 to launch on September 23rd

This countdown timer tells us to expect the Nokia N9 to launch on September 23rd


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posted on 05 Aug 2011, 00:03

1. Faico (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


have been waiting for that forever

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 01:31

3. ShanikuaKnowws (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


Is this phone not good enough to launch in the U.S. or what? Or too good?

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 02:36 5

4. yann (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


It's good enough, but that guy - Stephen Elop, is stupid enough not to launch N9 in US because of Windows 7 Nokia phone.
He is ex-Microsoft guy.... He doesn't care about MeeGo and that is stupid.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 03:46 3

5. lifer (unregistered)


I really hope that N9 will be available in UK.

Personally, I "feel" that the UI of OS that will be popular should be simple. I think that W7's theme is like "magazine's style" rather than "classic". I like N9. I think its design is as classic as "Nokia 6500 Classic" which is my loved one, even better in both design and smartness.

Unfortunately, that Nokia is going to focus on W7. It would be great if these two OS will swap their name.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 06:22 1

6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I am definitely going to get this phone, even if it costs 700 dollars (im serious).
This phone is just awesome !

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 07:11 1

7. Laurynas (unregistered)


Actually when I look at Nokia N9 specifications, I don't see anything special or awesome (at least i don't).

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 07:19 7

8. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


The special things with the N9 are:
- No buttons, swipe interface.
- Unique beutiful design (which actually does not have a single straight line anywhere on the body, everything is curved.
- unique UI with swipe interface (swipe form side to side or top to down to close apps).
- 1 Gb Ram, not many phones has that much.
- 64 GB memory (is there any phone out there that has that much memory ?)
- MeeGo : )

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 07:46 5

9. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Dolby Headphone and Dolby Digital Plus support on the Nokia N9 turns regular stereo audio into personal surround sound on any headphones – first on any mobile phone.

Pairing between NFC-enabled accessories is easier than ever before – you do Bluetooth pairing only once and after that you can connect to them just by touching. You can also share content like photos or business cards via NFC.

UNIBODY DESIGN
The body of the Nokia N9 is made from the best in polycarbonate material engineering today, enabling superior antenna performance over most other competitors’ smartphones. This means better reception, better voice quality and fewer dropped calls.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 08:30 2

12. Laurynas (unregistered)


@PeterIfromsweden

"- No buttons, swipe interface.
- Unique beutiful design (which actually does not have a single straight line anywhere on the body, everything is curved.
- unique UI with swipe interface (swipe form side to side or top to down to close apps)."

It can't be marked as advantage because different users have different taste.

"- 1 Gb Ram, not many phones has that much."

Latest smartphones has it:
Samsung Galaxy S II (I9100)
Motorola ATRIX
Motorola Photon 4G
HTC EVO 3D
And here will be more...

"- 64 GB memory (is there any phone out there that has that much memory ?)"

Samsung Galaxy S II (I9100): Internal 32GB + microSD 32GB = 64GB

But I agree with you 64GB of internal space is pretty impressive.

"- MeeGo : )"

Again, it can't be marked as advantage because different users have different taste.

But also remember that Nokia N9 has other specifications which doesn't shine so bright.
For example:

- No Card Slot.
- Bluetooth v2.1
- No possibility to record Full HD video.
- Single-core CPU (ARM Cortex-A8)
- No radio
- Battery 1450 mAh

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 09:32

23. medalaster1 (unregistered)


meeeeeegoooooooo youuuuuuuuuuu goooooooo ggoooo...........

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 08:34 1

13. lifer (unregistered)


The specialty of N9 is not in its spec but its style (both design and UI).

HW, I think there might be some negative.
1st is its OS "MeeGo" which is likely to be abandoned by Nokia.

2nd is the "Swipe concept".
"Swipe to home" makes you can't close an application without sliding to the multi-task screen and close it from there (but there may be the other way to do so which don't know) . and I'm not sure whether it be a problem for playing games (like Fruit Ninja) when we accidentally swipe the screen.

Last but least is its application page which is still similar to Android and iOS.

All in all, I love in its design and UI plus its hi-n spec. These trifling problems can't stop me owning it.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 08:44 1

14. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


There are many ways to customise the ''Swipe interface'' you turn it off and on, you can have it where it only does it when you pause the game or you can have it where you neen to swipe from the top and not from left and right. There are many different ways.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 09:04

15. lifer (unregistered)


Great. That makes N9 more perfect.

HW, the huge problem is there is no any clues that it will be released in UK.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 08:18 1

10. CLINTONW25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


looks like i'll order mine from another country....smh

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 10:56 1

17. yea right (unregistered)


Surely not worth the money to upgrade from N8. Got to do better than that Nokia before I plunk down over $500 again!~!

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 14:07

18. JS15278 (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


i am Greek and with the transition i have no problem i love my N8 and i would not change (or sell i will keep it for ever) for anything but the N9 i have put as my next phone i would think and wp nokia when it produce in Finland and have a NOKIA skin (UI)

GO NOKIA THE FUTURE IS YOURS EVEN IF THIS IS UNPLEASANT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 14:16 2

19. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


love Nokia phones.. they stick to basic... good reception no drop calls..... add to that the amazing pictures .. there is always love for the N9... will defenitely get it... after prices drop of course..

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 14:30

20. JS15278 (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


you have right for good reception, no drop calls, camera as for price i prefer to give 500 - 600 euros for a nokia device instead to anything else

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 09:57 1

24. cycborg (unregistered)


I hope they offer more than 3 colors, but I'll definitely get the black one. gallitoking is right on good reception no drop calls. It's what I miss on nokia phones after jumping into the android bandwagon.

Nokia N9 will be the last "pure" Nokia phone. Nokia WP7 might still be too restrictive it will not be for everyone's taste and mine. If you came from Symbian, you will surely appreciate the smoothness of the WP7 UI but later you will find that many things are just not there.

Now why not an experimental nokia android device just for once.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 09:39

25. von (unregistered)


We really need to support this phone!!! T_T

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 09:49

26. efx (unregistered)


this is my next phone for sure!! i've seen all videos...read all previews. love the design, camera, the original ui!! nokia already confirmed the availability of the n9 in belgium soon.... don't care about the price and what elop said. i want the n9 and will buy it asap.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 15:56

27. usman ashraf from pakistan (unregistered)


yes i agree with all the user of nokia... if nokia have some thing new function and design phase.... example......nokia ex mobile N900 very disappointed to the user with design and function....if nokia n9 have a strong power in which user will be feel happy and not disappointed from the nokia design and function......especially its touch system...my question is that weather nokia n9 touch system compete the iphone or not. if nokia n9 have strong touch system them it is a great phone ....bez i love nokia.

and tell me user are nokia n9 is iphone killer or not

posted on 23 Sep 2011, 14:13

28. cdgoin (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Simple answer.. American TelComs aren't very supportive of new OSs.. It takes a lot of work and money to get any space in the market. Europe already supports Nokia and Symbian Smart phones.. definitely much better than the US. So no point is trying to sell an expenisve phone here that will flop. Better to wait and ride in on the new N9 based Windows Phone.. and save the energy for that.

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