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Nokia N9 praised for its hardware, software not so cool yet

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Nokia N9 praised for its hardware, software not so cool yet
Eldar Murtazin is a Russian tech blogger, after whom Nokia sent the authorities to collect a leaked N8 prototype. In an interesting take, he is currently playing with Nokia's next flagship phone, the N9, which is supposedly the first to run the new mobile OS MeeGo. The Nokia N9 is rumored to have a 4" screen, an 8MP camera and a front-facing camera, both with LED flashes.

Eldar describes the hardware as "near perfect", and that is something we can conclude for ourselves from the pictures - that chiclet keyboard on an aluminum sheet will surely feel great. However, it is MeeGo that interests us most, but, unfortunately, the software on the prototype is said to be "not so good at the moment". We aren't surpised, since MeeGo is still very much a work in progress, but Q1 of 2011 should have some moments in store for Nokia fans on that front.

His forum post says that in a few years the MeeGo UI will replace that of Symbian, but its core for low and midrange handsets will stay the same, most likely for compatibility's sake. Flagship Nseries phones like the N9, though, will be running full-blown MeeGo, inside and out. At least that was the original strategy, who knows what will happen at Nokia, with the new management and all.

Nokia N9 Preliminary Specifications

source: MobileReview

Nokia N9 praised for its hardware, software not so cool yet

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48 1

1. SHIKI (unregistered)

great can't wait for N9,btw I don't care about what Eldar Murtazin say he hate Nokia.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 06:41

2. pesmoman (unregistered)

i like the look of the phone but its just a thinner version of the n900

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 12:22 1

6. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

N9 looks a lot better than N900 imo, and they really don't look alike too

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 07:40 1

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Hardware wise it's amazing. But they really need to catch up on their software. Apple and android just look so much better.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 18:34 1

9. thatdude1 (unregistered)

How can you or eldar or anyone say anything about an os that is not completed yet? That is like saying the next batman movie is horrible and it has not been completed yet. Use sense, people.

posted on 03 Nov 2010, 08:36

12. elitemashy92 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Jan 2010)

noice example you quoted there mate!

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 09:40 1

4. bling bling (unregistered)

why the hell do you people need eye-candy stuff.....dumb people need these phones...meego is a very powerful OS...andriod is just free apps and too many things not needed...i have used nexus one and i hated it...right now i m looking for a phone so dont call me troll

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 12:25

7. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

Unregistered users are most likely to be a troll anyway. Giving out shitty comments without facts behind to support counts as a troll. Calling other ppl dumb for no reason counts as a troll.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 10:40 1

5. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)

Mr.Murtazin acts in a position of a consultant for Samsung. And that is WELL documented. Why anyone would listen to a thing he says is beyond me LOL

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 18:36 1

10. thatdude1 (unregistered)

Couldn't have said it better myself.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 13:12 1

8. Totoro (unregistered)

Is it for sure that Murtazin is playing with the device and not just making this up as he usually does with Nokia devices nowadays?

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 18:38 1

11. thatdude1 (unregistered)

Again, couldn't have said it better myself. This guy is a known Nokia hater. No one should pay attention to anything this fool says.

posted on 30 Nov 2010, 20:09

13. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

Knowing Nokia, it will be released in Q2 2011 and it will look like a joke when iApple releases iPhone5 and LG, Samsung, Acer, HTC, & Motorola launch dual core processor devices (all of which will look light years more advanced than anything Nokia could create) earlier in Q1 2011.
N900 owner left out in the cold...

posted on 25 Dec 2010, 03:47

15. Pee-Man (unregistered)

I don't quite get why you are so negative, Jeronemo. Just look at the N8 specs: Kick-ass camera and a FM-transmitter and so on. Iphone cost a lot more and all you get is a bunch of customized applications wich seems to make every Mac-using tweek-challenged dork come in their pants...

All N9 nedds to be is a N8 with physical keyboard and i will pawn my grandma to afford it!

posted on 27 Dec 2010, 20:11

16. Nokfan (unregistered)

Nokia E7 is the N8 with the keyboard!

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