Nokia N9 prototype stands side-by-side with the HTC EVO 4G & iPhone 4

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Nokia N9 prototype stands side-by-side with the HTC EVO 4G & iPhone 4
It was only a few days ago when the Nokia N9 was spotted on video giving up some insights in what to expect from the Finnish company, but this time around this QWERTY slider is met with some of its highly esteemed competitors. In the last encounter, it was shown how the handset favored the MeeGo platform, but strangely enough the chap from TechnoBuffalo narrating in the video believes it to be running an interface more akin to Symbian^3. While on the other hand, this prototype is placed in a lineup against the iPhone 4 and HTC EVO 4G to provide us a general size comparison – which we have to say has almost the same size as the iPhone 4, but it clearly has a larger screen. However, checking it from the side does show that it's slightly more thick, but when you consider the QWERTY keyboard it's packing along, it doesn't take away from its overall appeal. Just like the Motorola DROID, this Nokia N9 prototype attempts to keep a smaller footprint while still tacking on a physical QWERTY. Even though it might look pretty good as of right now, Nokia may still end up doing something to the device – so it wouldn't surprise anyone for it to have little resemblance with the final production unit.

source: TechnoBuffalo

Nokia N9 prototype stands side-by-side with the HTC EVO 4G & iPhone 4
Nokia N9 prototype stands side-by-side with the HTC EVO 4G & iPhone 4








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16 Comments

1. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

In this case.. bigger is DEFINITELY BETTER! EVO 4G... SOLD!... OUT!

2. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

I don't understand why Nokia doesn't sample the intended audience to see whether or not they want symbian on their phone. Seriously, does anyone care for symbian on a high-end phone?

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

symbian is huge just not in america. Thats exactly were Nokia is the biggest also.

12. chocolatebear

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 06, 2009

I AGREE WITH YOU,NOKIA PLEASE FOR GOD SAKE DON'T PUT SYMBIAN OS ON THIS FANTASTIC QWERTY HANDSET,AS AN N900 USER,YOU ASKED US ON A SURVEY HOW NOKIA CAN IMPROVE,NOW IS THE TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND PUT MAEMO/ANDROID OS ON THIS N9,NO WONDER WHY ALL THEM IPHONE FANATICS ARE SCARED WHEN THE KING OF MOBILE COME UP WITH A BIG THING YET AGAIN,AND PLEASE NOKIA 16 MILLION COLOUR,LETS SEE HOW THIS WILL NOT BEAT ALL THEM STUCK UP PARTERN OF ONLY A TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE WITH NO PHYSICAL KEY BOARD,BRING IT ON IPHONE AND HTC

3. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Ok... what is this? Companies finally decided to go back on time? I don't want to find myself carrying a brick again...

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Make sure you put your rubber on your phone. Safety first.

6. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

Nokia FAIL, IPHONE WIN

7. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

you clearly ate too many paint chips as a child.

11. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

said Mr "ILOVEIPHONES" do we really need your opinion? it's clearly not objective :P

15. James Dang

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

If it's Nokia which look the same like Nokia 6230 & Nokia 6230i all the people will hate it, but when it is IPhone athough it have a same look, all the people will like it. What a nice Americanise propaganda..

8. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

People want large touch screens on their phones. How do you expect to that to happen without the phone being large?

9. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

Not sure what the specs will be on this, but looks very promising. Nokia phones arent' for everyone, but for certain business users, primarily those who travel abroad, this phone should be a welcomed addition to Nokia's line up. Again, I don't expect users in the US to get the value of Nokia devices, but if you do, and have a need for all the "useful" features they typically come equipped with, you'd love this phone. Good job Nokia.

10. ilia1986 unregistered

Umm.. Why are nokia phones especially good for business users who travel abroad? And as for the phone - I gotta say that the qwerty keyboard makes this device better suited to become a host for Android.

16. rfrapp

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

Nokia will not go to Android. Did you read the post about what the new guy at Nokia said? Maybe you can't read? He said that the new smart phones would be running symbian, not android. Pull your head out of your butt. And as for the better for business part. The Nokia N8 will be able to read flash drives. This will greatly enhance the experience for business users that aren't around a computer all of the time.

13. thatdude1 unregistered

@ilia1986-go get a damn android handset, already! You love android so much, yet you do not own an android handset?! Here, let me help you out: I will purchase an android handset for you to use. Then will you get off the sack of Nokia?

14. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

NO! Don't buy him an Android Phone! I'll miss his obsessive rants about Nokia! He has added to the list of the only sure things in life!.....Death, Taxes and ilia1986's Nokia rants on Phone Arena!

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