Nokia N9 arrives in white, MeeGo software update coming along the way

Nokia N9 arrives in white, MeeGo software update coming along the way
The Nokia N9 has the enchanting new all-touch MeeGo Harmattan as its platform and it's different than pretty much everything else out there on the market. In terms of usability and comfort, we'd compare it to webOS, but both are underdogs in today's smartphone world. While the webOS product department is officially dead now, though, the Nokia N9 has just launched and is doing well if we are to believe Nokia's chief executive Stephen Elop.

It even gets a new addition – a gorgeous white version making it even more irresistible. It's slightly different than the other matte versions in black, magenta and cyan. Luckily, it's coming soon – in the fourth quarter of the year with the 64GB variant being the first one available in white.

“The manufacturing process for beautiful white products is quite complex and we wanted to make sure we deliver the best possible quality for our consumers,” Nokia N9 product marketing head Frank Zillikens explained.

But what's more important is that Nokia is indeed readying a software update for MeeGo Harmattan on the Nokia N9! We wouldn't blow this out of proportion – it doesn't mean that the platform has revived chances for survival, but it's definitely welcome news for those mulling over a purchase. 

This update is also coming in Q4 2011 and will improve usability including music controls in the lock screen and closing apps by swiping them down (hello, webOS!). NFC tag reading will also be included.

So, is Nokia starting to see the future in MeeGo again, what do you think?


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N9
  • Display 3.9" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I think NOKIA should've just pushed MeeGo instead of WP.

2. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You're not the only one...

3. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Agreed. After Nokia World, I've decided to get the N9.

7. adroit786

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 23, 2009

Definitely .............. but I like the keyboard version N950 more than N9, but unfortunately it is for developers only...........

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Lol the lock screen looks like samsungs touchwiz lock screen, Samsung patent this! Jk

5. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

1 word " ENVY "

6. fenixsama

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yes, PLEEEZ. Nokia give MeeGo a chance. I would love to see my n8 upgrade to MeeGo. Then I would give this to my mom and get myself an n9. =) Many still buy nokia even if its symbian. Now why don't you reward us with your very own OS?

8. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

WOW...looks stunning. I was thinking about black..but this one is simply amazing. Eat this Iphone 4 crap!!

9. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I think that apple is going to patent 'glossy white colour of phone body' and sue this. Beware of Apple. Danger is lying ahead of you N9.

10. chapizzo

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

If had the resources, i'd buy all four versions, if anything just to look at them. As for meego, i am silently praying for the n9 to sell better than any nokia windows phone. Then maybe nokia will change their mind and bring meego back to life.

11. dan_md

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2010

^The trojan horse woud never allow that to happen. Sellout/Selop is further sabotaging Nokia as we speak and counting his bullions

12. GeekMovement unregistered

Awesome device and the white looks even better! Want.

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