Nokia N9 goes on sale in Sweden September 23rd, NFC capabilities demoed on video

Nokia N9 goes on sale in Sweden September 23rd, NFC capabilities demoed on video
The Swedish carrier Three announced that it will start selling the Nokia N9 on September 23rd. That's a far cry from "it's a month away" we heard yesterday, but still much better than Nokia's flagships of late, which sometimes shipped more than a year since announcement.

It might be worth the wait, if the phone is subsidized by your local carrier, since the preliminary prices for an unlocked handset bandied around sound a bit steep, if true. The unique MeeGo UI and the cool human interaction concepts behind it alone might be too enticing for some, since the Nokia N9 might be the best piece that has come out of the Finns' factories in a while, in terms of hardware/software fusion.

To add to the excitement being built around the phone, Nokia did tout its NFC capability as well. It will work not only with Nokia phones, but also with any other device that has NFC chip inside it. Besides mobile payments, NFC can be used for exchanging information between the phones, like contacts, pics or videos, and, further down the road, documents or URLs. Have a look at the NFC-enabled Nokia N9 in action in the video below:

via UnwiredView & YouTube

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



1. cyborg unregistered

September 23rd - WORLDWIDE! I just wish.

2. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

shudnt they be selling in finland first?

3. vette21man

Posts: 351; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Anybody think this demo is terrible? At 24 seconds into the video, you can see the BlueTooth symbol on the 2nd Nokia. I get that NFC is used to initiate the transfer, but we've been able to send photos through bluetooth since the Bump app came out. Better yet, I can email it from anywhere, and don't need to be within 12 inches of the receiving device. We need a demo of the real benefit of NFC, like purchasing tickets to a musical by swiping your phone near a broadway theater (or UK theatre), setting up dinner reservations at a restaurant when walking by, getting info about a home being sold and scheduling a showing (once again, when simply walking by the home). I do like the Google wallet demo of buying a coke out of a vending machine by swiping your phone near the machine.

4. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

I could've MMS that photo faster, lol

5. Jonas Lihnell unregistered

The photo of the device you are using, I've seen it in full size elsewhere but I can no longer find it. Could you please help me find a link to the full size of that screenshot? If what I see in there is even remotely what it appears, this may be one of the biggest innovations in smartphone software, the ability to judge applications, not only by their visuals or functions, but also by their power consumption.

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