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

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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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posted on 17 May 2011, 17:58

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

posted on 18 May 2011, 11:57 1

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 17 May 2011, 18:25

2. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 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 17 May 2011, 18:59

3. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 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......"

posted on 18 May 2011, 10:18 1

10. box (unregistered)

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

posted on 17 May 2011, 21:03

4. OsirisRa (Posts: 46; Member since: 17 Dec 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 17 May 2011, 21:08

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.

posted on 18 May 2011, 01:05

7. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 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..

posted on 17 May 2011, 21:50

6. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

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

posted on 18 May 2011, 03:51

8. weirdfisher (Posts: 51; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

It is officially proved that it will run on meego

posted on 18 May 2011, 04:17

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!

posted on 18 May 2011, 16:13

13. IOS5 (unregistered)

Maybe Dualboot Symabin/Meego?!!!

posted on 18 May 2011, 17:45

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

posted on 19 May 2011, 01:13 1

15. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 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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