As rumors of a Microsoft buyout of Nokia fly, a teaser ad shows the Nokia N9 powered by Symbian Anna
posted by Alan F. / May 17, 2011, 5:47 PM
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."
source: TMC.net,YouTube via Pocketnow
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
posted on May 17, 2011, 5:58 PM 0
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...
posted on May 17, 2011, 6:25 PM 0
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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......"
posted on May 17, 2011, 6:59 PM 0
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.
posted on May 17, 2011, 9:03 PM 0
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.
posted on May 17, 2011, 9:08 PM 0
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!
posted on May 18, 2011, 4:17 AM 0
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