As expected, the Nokia N9 was officially announced today at Nokia Connection in Singapore. The MeeGo device features a 3.9-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass screen, 8MP Carl Zeiss wide-angle camera with dual LED flash, 16GB or 64GB storage, and more. Photos and video after the jump.
The body of the Nokia N9 is made from unibody polycarbonate material. There are no front-facing buttons at all. You unlock the phone by just double-tapping the screen. The Nokia N9 has the latest Nokia Maps with free, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation for walking and driving. It will also be NFC-enabled. You can go and experience the Nokia N9 for yourself at swipe.nokia.com.
The full specifications are listed here.
“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 in the press release. “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.”
No specifics yet on pricing and availability, but Stephen Elop says it will come out later this year. It will come in three colors – black, cyan, and magenta. I’m liking the Cyan blue. What do you think so far?