As rumors of a Microsoft buyout of Nokia fly, a teaser ad shows the Nokia N9 powered by Symbian Anna

As rumors of a Microsoft buyout of Nokia fly, a teaser ad shows the Nokia N9 powered by Symbian Anna
A teaser ad for the Nokia N9 has been discovered on YouTube and it reveals some interesting things about the handset. Expected to come with the MeeGo OS on board, the video shows some Symbian-style icons and other screen elements. That's why it isn't certain right now what we should expect from this device software-wise. The ad also shows what appears to be a 12MP camera on the handset.

Things could be changing big time at Nokia. Rumors of a Microsoft buyout of the mobile phone division of the company have been started by Eldar Murtazin who says that a deal could be completed by the end of the year and would cost the software company $30 billion. As we reported, Microsoft recently spent $8.5 billion to buy VoIP company Skype.

Considering that Murtazin had correctly predicted that Nokia would turn to Windows Phone 7 to replace Symbian back in December, there could be some truth to this speculation. However,
Mark Squires, Nokia’s UK Comm Director, has rejected Murtazin's comments by tweeting that "We typically don't comment on rumors. But we have to say that Eldar's rumors are getting obviously less accurate with every passing moment."

Thanks, DaLada!

source: TMC.net,YouTube via Pocketnow

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14 Comments

1. Nonso O unregistered

stop spreading mis information.just because it has symbian looking icons doesn't mean it runs symbian. Nokia typically uses the same icon set with all their os's. S40 and symbian had the same icons for a long time. If you compare some of the shots with those on the meego handset ux page you'll know it is definitely running meego. Hint: the n900 also has "Anna" style icons now. Guess that makes it symbian too

12. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

they said it wud probably be meego... maybe u shud actually read the article before commenting...

2. dan_md

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2010

There are two possibilities with the N9: 1. It will be a Meego devices that sports the same iconography of the Symbian OS 2. It is another Symbian phone. I am inclined to think of the latter since the transition graphics of the phone in the teaser looks different than the usual Symbian (even the Anna) transition and effects that we have seen in the past. If it turns out to be a Symbian phone, I look forward to a snappy and refreshed user interface that my N8 will be treated to in the months to come...

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

This is utter PhoneArena fucknuckle bullshit hyped speculation Last week it was "As rumors of a Microsoft buyout of RIM fly...." What next, "As rumors of a Microsoft buyout of HTC fly......"

10. box unregistered

Next week's headline: Microsoft to buy all cell phone manufacturers?

4. OsirisRa

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

Been waiting for this phone to replace my N900. Hopefully its comes with everything the E7 is missing. The N8 is only now $359.99 on Amazon, and continues to drop. Hopefully its a sign the N9 release is near.

5. mr. ed unregistered

Do any of you morons know what the word source means. PA is getting news from other places. They do not make-up stories. All legit blogs do this.

7. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Any real blog about the size of PA would check the source and verify its information before posting.. PA has never ever done this..

6. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

OR! OR! OR! Dual OS! :D that'd Be awesome. Just add RIM or Web Os and we are set for life :)

8. weirdfisher

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

It is officially proved that it will run on meego

9. Seylan unregistered

The OFFICIAL SPECS of the N9 are as follows : 800x480 AMOLED CBD display, with Gorilla Glass and an olephobic coating, St Ericsson U8500 that uses ARM Cortex A9 dual core CPU+Mali 400 GPU, 1GB RAM+1GB Virtual RAM,12mp AF camera, FULL HD video recording, Full connectivity including NFC, 32GB internal memory, and all the Nokia Basics...My friend has 'contacts' at Nokia, and these were just some of the specs he E-mailed me...BUT he said it was the 2010 specs, so it 'might' improve, so I'm hoping the screen res will increase! BUT he told me that about the X7, and the specs actually went down! The X7 was supposed to have a 1ghz A8 processor(the entire Symbian 3 family were orginally intented to have use these), AF and Xenon, and much more, but designers were unable to fit all that in an 'efficient' way...Please I hope the N9 stays on top! I was waiting so long for the Galaxy S2, i think I might wait AGAIN for this beast! N.B there are alot of different versions and specs of the N9, It will be very interesing to see which one they choose! and it runs MEEGO! NOT ANNA!

13. IOS5 unregistered

Maybe Dualboot Symabin/Meego?!!!

14. palaboy unregistered

this is powered by meego according to.their facebook page....the symbian anna icons is just like what we find on n900 running maemo5

15. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

AWESOME! Just hope they stick to it and make a product thats worth being in the competition...other than the imaging department ofcourse coz they're clearly already at the top there!

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