Nokia shows off MeeGo-based N9 smartphone
Nokia has unveiled a new smartphone in the company’s flagship N-series.
Dubbed the Nokia N9, the device comes with a curved design and a 3.9-inch AMOLED display. According to Nokia, the N9 will come in three colors—black, cyan, and magenta—and offer storage of 16GB and 64GB. The smartphone will ship with an 8-megapixel camera that allows for autofocus and “HD-quality video capture.”
Unlike its predecessor, the Nokia N8, the N9 is based on MeeGo, a Linux-based mobile operating system that was supposed to be the future go-to platform for the company. Last year, a Nokia spokesperson said in an interview with Reuters that following the N8, “N-series devices will be based on MeeGo.” At the time, Symbian was expected to be running on Nokia’s other smartphones.
However, the future of MeeGo, at least on Nokia smartphones, is now very much in doubt.
The nicest looking phone Nokia has released, yet for some reason it is based on the MeeGo OS which is being phased out in favor of Windows Phone 7.