Nokia-Meego-N9

You heard that right! Nokia has finally unveiled its controversial Operating System with the new 1 GHz powered Nokia N9 smartphone. Here, I present you with the most in-depth coverage of Nokia N9 and MeeGo.

Nokia-Meego-N9

MeeGo is a cross bread Mobile Operating System which was produced by mating Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin software platforms to form a fully linux-based and open source Operating System. Nokia has always wanted to shift its devices to a Linux-based OS but never supported Android for that cause, and so they (Nokia and Intel) merged there projects to create a whole new and better OS. Though MeeGo as a project was introduced last year by Nokia and Intel – it never attracted a large audience. Nokia planned to release its first MeeGo powered device in early 2011, but this plan took the back seat due to some reasons and drifted away people’s interest. Then Nokia announced its tie ups with Microsoft to launch Windows Phone 7 powered mobiles, which totally left behind MeeGo in dark!

But suddenly today in Singapore at Nokia Connection Event, it unveiled it’s very first MeeGo powered device which it named N9!

N9With this Nokia has finally decided to step-in the competition of growing smartphone market, though tentative launch dates and pricing are yet not public, Nokia N9 will release in 2011. Let’s take a look at Nokia N9:

Featured Specification

Display Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Resolution and Display Size: 480 x 854 pixels, 3.9 inches

Camera: Primary 8 MP, Secondary Yes, 3264×2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash

Video: Yes, 720p@30FPS

OS: MeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan

CPU: 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset

RAM: 1GB

After looking at the specifications Eldar Murtazin, the (in)famous Russian-based journalist who has been known to break a few Nokia-centric stories in the past said:

“In terms of HW is near perfect, I like it.”

The word “Near Perfect” is something that highlights the features of Nokia N9!

I recently wrote a post on Most Powerful Android Smartphones, and when comparing Nokia N9’s h/w profile with these Android phones – clearly, Nokia is in the mood to give tough competition to Android and other dominating Smartphone Market holders. Nokia N9 will be available in 2 variants, 16GB and 64GB, featuring an awesome 8MP wide-angle autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash, that will be able to record 720p videos @30fps. Nokia N9 like iPhone 4 will support Micro Sim cards and internal modem will support HSDPA 14.4Mbps/HSUPA 5.7Mbps, Bluetooth v2.1, GPS (with A-GPS), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, TV out, USB-on-the-Go, as well as NFC.

MeeGo 1.2 named Harmattan is capable of supporting QT and even HTML 5 application.. (you may be able to play angry birds chrome game on your MeeGo device). It also supports OpenGL and has a WebKit2 based browser. Following is the video showcased at the press release:

 

People from engadget were able to shoot a hands on video of upcoming Device and OS, you can watch them here:

Nokia is running through the toughest time in the Industry with its old Symbian powered handsets not able to attract much attention. MeeGo could be a game changer for Nokia, but it could even drop Nokia much behind if it is not upto the mark. After seeing the videos and reading the description, what are your thoughts on Nokia’s new move? And are you interested in trying Nokia N9..? Share your thoughts with us through comments!

11 thoughts on “Nokia unveils MeeGo powered N9: Surprises All!

  • September 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm
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    All common and popular applications (on iOS and Android) for N9 must be available in Ovi store when N9 is launched. No users want to wait for applications to be converted for N9.
    No waiting.

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  • August 8, 2011 at 3:51 am
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    Great site. I am veiwing it on my iphone and it looks good. Some very interesting comments. Keep up the great posts.

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  • June 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm
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    im gonna buy one. i’ll work for it.. i wouldnt really know if i’ll like it if i will not try it.. everyone must try it.. with the probable price, i think it’s just fair in the mark..

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  • June 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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    with just its looks and pinch previews, i think it really holds more shockers for the nokia fans out there like me… there are two things i really hope.
    first, i hope that this device holds more awesomeness, especially with the “speed”, which is the only one thing flawing the n8.. the last thing is that i hope nokia would continue working on for meego to its optimum performance and capability.. NOKIA, instead of walking on flames with microsoft for attention, why not just polish your classic shoes for attractions… pleasse. more POWER!!!!

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  • June 23, 2011 at 7:09 am
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    GOD BLESS MEEGO .. I REALLY HOPE THIS OS WILL NOT BE BUGY AS ITS PREDECESOR…I LIKE THE DESIGN ..THE SOLID LOOK … I’M AFRAID I WILL BUY IT ..EVEN WITH THE LACK OF APPS IN COMPARISON TO ANDROID AND APPLE OS…

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  • June 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm
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    Speed…..????? Does mattr a lot… got to wait till the release….

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  • June 22, 2011 at 10:34 am
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    by seeing the video i can tell that multitasking feature is gone to next level but its not the only thing to tell that the phone is superb. Let’s wait and see more detailed features and drawbacks.

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    • June 22, 2011 at 10:36 am
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      Yeah, and the option to goto the main menu while the video is still playing is cool.

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