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

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



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15 Comments

1. SHIKI unregistered

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

2. pesmoman unregistered

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

6. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

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

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

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.

12. elitemashy92

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 14, 2010

noice example you quoted there mate!

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

7. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 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.

5. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 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

10. thatdude1 unregistered

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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?

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.

13. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 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...

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!

16. Nokfan unregistered

Nokia E7 is the N8 with the keyboard!

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