Nokia N9 NFC phone is through the FCC, see the N9 nakedFeature
Posted by Seth PlanckJuly 22nd, 2011 at 1:33 PM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Videos
Nokia N9 NFC phone is through the FCC
On seeing the Nokia N9 NFC phone clear through the FCC, we can’t help reflect on the end of an era. The Nokia N9 NFC phone has looks that could kill and industrial design that would make an Apple fan look twice. It also flourishes a finish that screams quality and fun loving times, but those times are a changing. The simplified UI of MeeGo only adds the the Nokia N9′s charm and yet it will have no off spring, no cousins and no future outside of its current iteration, and that seems such a waste. Symbian is heading the way that the great lizards, dinosaurs and horse drawn cart went. Dodos prepare to meet great Nokia handsets of the past as they exit this plane of existence and become extinct, as Espoo ushers in the age of Microkia. Nokia MeeGo devices were said to be such a way forward, and yet the N9 will stand as the only example of its species for all time. In a year or two, we will reflect on what might have been if Nokia hadn’t put all its eggs in the Microsoft Windows Phone basket. But for now ladies and gentlemen, may we present the Nokia N9, a smartphone that is and will remain unique.
What the FCC documentation shows us about the mighty Nokia N9 NFC phone
On most FCC documents, you are lucky if you get a line drawing. Companies these days rely on secrecy to be able to make big splash announcements. That is certainly true of the Nokia N5 that just cleared the FCC yesterday. However, the Nokia N9 NFC phone has nothing to hide and was posted with a set of postmortem shots of its beautiful innards. Without further ado, here are the specs that were shared for the FCC’s purposes.
The Nokia N9 NFC phone is a world phone, meaning it will work with GSM carriers the world over, or just add service and maybe a SIM. This ability comes by way of the quadband 2G and pentaband 3G (2100/1900/1700/900/850 MHz) radio inside. It, of course, comes with 802.11a/b/g/ and n flavors of WiFi spread over both 2.4 and 5Ghz bands which means it should fly when you are hooked up to your broadband connections. Models are available that feature both 16GB and a mighty 64GB variant so space shouldn’t be an issue.
Nokia N9 NFC phone specifications we already had outside of the FCC documentation
Not in the FCC documentation, but released specifications from Nokia for the Nokia N9 NFC phone include, as we mentioned above, that fabulous polycarbonate shell and has no physical buttons aside from the volume rocker / camera button. The user interface is super clean, polished and uncluttered and the overall look of the phone is aesthetically pleasing and well designed. The phone comes with 1GB of RAM too, which is very welcome. As far as processor, the Nokia N9 MeeGo NFC Smartphone skips along with the OMAP3630 1 GHz processor backed up with a PowerVR SGX530 to handle graphics. The Nokia N9 isn’t skating on LTE but does have GSM and penta-band WCDMA radios so data shouldn’t be like waiting for continents to shift.
As far as other connectivity specifications go, the Nokia N9 MeeGo NFC Smartphone has Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and of course, NFC. The camera is of the 8 mega pixel persuasion and can capture wide angle shooting, capable of an aperture of F2.2 which is great for low light picture taking, which as we mentioned before, has not been so great in phones up to this point. The camera has a dedicated camera button, so no waiting for an app to launch and is capable of shooting video at a true 16:9 ration in lovely 720p. This Nokia N9 is growing on us as we explore its features and free GPS turn-by-turn navigation doesn’t hurt any, especially when it comes with voice guidance in maps and walk navigation. The other hardware specs include an ambient light sensor, orientation sensor, microSD slot, tethering support, compass and a 3.5mm AV connector. The Nokia N9 MeeGo NFC smartphone comes in three colors: cyan, magenta and as we mentioned above – black. Battery life is also decent, lasting up to 4.5 hrs of video, 50 hours of music and somewhere between 7 and 11 hours talk time thanks to its 1,450mAh battery. In measurements, the Nokia N9 is 116.45 x 61.2 x 7.6mm which means it will be quite svelte and will run along sweetly on MeeGo 1.02 Harmattan with apps being compliant with Qt 4.7 and HTML5 support bundled in.
We will let you know when we have carriers, pricing and a launch date for the Nokia N9 NFC phone.