Nokia N9 NFC phone starts shipping, fails to say where
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 27th, 2011 at 3:53 PM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News, Press Release, Videos
Nokia N9 NFC phone starts shipping, fails to say where
Nokia has finally started shipping its Nokia N9 NFC smartphone around the world. In a press release today Nokia confirmed that the Nokia N9 will be in consumers’ hands imminently, but failed to say which markets would see the Nokia N9 and which carriers would be selling the first and last Nokia Meego device.
“Since we announced the Nokia N9 in June this year, the feedback that it has gotten from discerning and avid smartphone users across the world has been nothing short of fantastic,” said Ilari Nurmi, Vice President of Marketing at Nokia. “With the innovations in industrial design, user interface, and the Qt developer experience, the Nokia N9 sets the bar for how natural technology can feel, and represents the first in a number of products from Nokia that will be brought to life in similar fashion.”
NFC Nokia N9 specifications
In case you need a reminder, here are the specifications of the Nokia N9. The NFC Nokia N9 has 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 NFC Nokia N9 comes with storage options that include a 16GB or a 64GB choice, which puts it ahead of the game in storage capacity. The phone comes with 1GB of RAM too, which is very welcome. As far as processor, the NFC Nokia N9 MeeGo smartphone skips along with the OMAP3630 1 GHz processor backed up with a PowerVR SGX530 to handle graphics. The NFC 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 NFC Nokia N9 MeeGo NFC Smartphone has Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and, of course, NFC. The camera is of the 8-megapixel 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 720p.
September 27, 2011 05:06 ET
Nokia N9 begins shipping
ESPOO, FINLAND–(Marketwire – Sep 27, 2011) – The Nokia N9, designed for people who appreciate exceptional design and craftsmanship as well as the latest smartphone technology, has begun shipping to customers and stores.
“Since we announced the Nokia N9 in June this year, the feedback that it has gotten from discerning and avid smartphone users across the world has been nothing short of fantastic,” said Ilari Nurmi, Vice President of Marketing, Nokia. “With the innovations in industrial design, user interface, and the Qt developer experience, the Nokia N9 sets the bar for how natural technology can feel, and represents the first in a number of products from Nokia that will be brought to life in similar fashion.”
The beautifully designed Nokia N9 features an intuitive user interface that’s controlled with a simple swipe. With no home key, there’s more room for apps to shine. Three home views – Applications, Events and Live Applications – enable people to navigate through the smartphone easily and get to their favourite content faster. Other features include:
Nokia N9 image
· 3.9-inch AMOLED screenmade from scratch-resistant curved glass
· Easy single-tap pairing with NFC-enabled accessories such as the Nokia Play 360 wireless speaker and sharing of content throughNFC technology
· An 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor and wide-angle lens for HD- quality video and photo capture, and large lens aperture for great camera performance even in low-lighting conditions; easy capture and share of images and videos with social networks
· Mobile Internet radio*, with a great range of music out-of-the-box and no fees or account creation necessary, available for the first time as part of the Nokia Music offering; just press play. And the music sounds even better on the first smartphone to come with Dolby Digital Plus decoding and Dolby Headphone post- processing technology.
· Free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice-guided maps for more than 100 countries and in more than 50 languages
· Top social networking, communication, entertainment and gaming apps preloaded for a hassle-free out-of-the-box experience
· Global and local apps available through Nokia store for further personalization and new discovery opportunities
The Nokia N9 is available in three colours – black, cyan and magenta with 16GB and 64GB storage options to accommodate plenty of content and will be on sale in countries around the world.
The estimated retail price of the Nokia N9 16GB and 64GB is approximately EUR 480 and EUR 560 before applicable taxes or subsidies, with pricing and availability varying from region to region and operator to operator.
To learn more about the Nokia N9, visit http://swipe.nokia.com
*The availability of Mobile Internet radio ranges from market to market.
Nokia is committed to connecting people to what matters to them by combining advanced mobile technology with personalized services. More than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia, from our most affordable voice- optimized mobile phones to advanced Internet-connected smartphones sold in virtually every market in the world. Through our services, people also enjoy access to maps and navigation on mobile, a rapidly expanding applications store, a growing catalog of digital music, and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, and Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the leading providers of telecommunications infrastructure hardware, software and professional services globally.
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