Nokia has finally announced yesterday June 20th, that they will be releasing their N9 smartphone later this year. They have used their latest technology along with an impressive and magnificent design. Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, had announced earlier this year that they would eventually be launching their N9 aka Lankku.
In comparison to other fast moving phones, such as the iPhone and the Android, Nokia knew they had to speed up with their announcement. Expectation had been circling around the web for the last few months, wondering what the look and design of the Lankuu would be. Now that they have revealed it, millions are happy to know that they are providing a newfangled and sparkling design.
Not only is the design marvelous, but it also brings a new feature: the swipe. Don’t be surprised when you see that there is no home key, you are left with just the swipe. To exit an application, you simply move your finger from one end to the other, and voilà!
When building the interface, Nokia took into consideration the most used applications. The N9 allows you to have quick access to your social network accounts, favorite apps and notifications. This means that you won’t get lost when trying to switch from one app to the other.
No keyboard – don’t panic. Again, you will just use the swipe to move around the phone. Talking about its features, we have to say that Nokia N9 will come up with Bluetooth 2.1, NFC chip, GPS, 8 Megapixel Camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.
There is no doubt that Nokia decided to put it everything on this phone. They stated that they wanted to come up with an enhanced way of making use of a mobile phone. They didn’t only innovate on the outside of the phone, but also on the inside. They are confident that the uniqueness of their phone will be warmly received by customers. This is a step into the future of Nokia phones. Nokia N9 will come up with MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan OS which will be sustained by the 1 Ghz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and an 1024 MB RAM chip.
Since the N9 has no keys, there is a lot more room for a screen and for the apps. Luckily, the screen isn’t so fragile since it’s an AMOLED screen built with glass that doesn’t break easily(Hint: Gorilla glass display). It’s also equipped with a polycarbonate body, which provides the phone with an improved reception.
For those who enjoy listening to music or watching vids on their phones, the N9 will be their new best friend. This phone will allow you to watch vids in widescreen format, and it’s also the very first phone to be equipped with Dolby® Digital Plus. This transforms the way that videos work on smartphones.Last but not least, the phone will be available in magenta, black and cyan. The N9 will be released for sale later this year.
The Nokia N9: a unique all-screen smartphone
Published June 21, 2011
Singapore – Nokia today announced the Nokia N9, built for people who appreciate a stunning blend of design and the latest smartphone technology. To learn more about the design of the Nokia N9 visit: http://swipe.nokia.com
One swipe and you’re home
The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe. Whenever you’re in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home.
The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities.
The industrial design of the Nokia N9 is an example of extreme product making and craft. The body is precision-machined from a single piece of polycarbonate and flows seamlessly into beautiful curved glass. The laminated deep black display means that the user interface just floats on the surface of the product.
The Nokia N9 also packs the latest in camera, navigation and audio technology for a great all-round experience.
“With the Nokia N9, we wanted to design a better way to use a phone. To do this we innovated in the design of the hardware and software together. We reinvented the home key with a simple gesture: a swipe from the edge of the screen. The experience sets a new bar for how natural technology can feel,” said Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s head of Design. “And this is just the beginning. The details that make the Nokia N9 unique – the industrial design, the all-screen user experience, and the expressive Qt framework for developers – will evolve in future Nokia products.”
Innovative all-screen design
With no need for a home key, the all-screen Nokia N9 makes more room for apps to shine. The 3.9-inch AMOLED screen is made from scratch-resistant curved glass. The polycarbonate body enables superior antenna performance. This means better reception, better voice quality and fewer dropped calls.
Camera, maps and multimedia
The 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, wide-angle lens, HD-quality video capture and large lens aperture enable great camera performance even in lowlighting conditions. This makes the Nokia N9 one of the best camera-phones ever produced.
The Nokia N9 features free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps. With the new dedicated Drive app, you can get in your car and start navigating to your destination right away.
You can watch videos in true 16:9 widescreen format. And because the Nokia N9 is also the world’s first smartphone with Dolby® Digital Plus decoding and Dolby Headphone post-processing technology, you get a surround sound experience with any set of headphones.
Touch just got better
Fitted with the latest in wireless technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), the Nokia N9 allows you to easily share images and videos between devices by touching them together. Pair it with Bluetooth accessories like the new NFC-enabled Nokia Play 360° wireless music speaker only once, and you get a great surround sound music experience with just a tap.
Colors and Memory
The Nokia N9 will be available in three colors – black, cyan, and magenta with storage options to accommodate plenty of content: 16GB and 64GB. The Nokia N9 is scheduled to be in stores later this year, with availability and local pricing to be announced closer to the sales start.
More information about the Nokia N9 can be found at: http://swipe.nokia.com.
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