Friday, September 9, 2011

Nokia N9 | Reviews

What's this? The first hint of a release date for the Nokia N9? A European website is offering the hotly anticipated, much-debated, MeeGo-powered smart phone from 19 August -- but with Nokia yet to confirm whether it'll come to the UK at all, we need your help. Free the Nokia N9!

Kazakhstan site TexhoDom is offering lucky Kazakhs the chance to pre-order the N9 for 99,990 Kazakhstani Tenge, which runs through the exchange-o-tron to around £420. Add on VAT and that sounds about right, but we'll still believe it when we see it, and here's why.

Either the N9 will land in Eastern Europe in just under a month, or folks at TexhoDom have figured out that inventing a spurious price and release date for a hot phone will get you in the news.

Even if the date is accurate, it's no guarantee we'll get our hands on the N9 here in Blighty in August -- or ever. Nokia told us it can't confirm the release yet, making us wonder if the phone will come to the UK at all.

It seems the networks are shy of a phone powered by an operating system that's essentially dead on arrival. MeeGo is a slick and intuitive software that impressed us when we tried it out, but it isn't getting the chance to take on Nokia's eye-watering financial woes: despite Nokia's promises and the possibility of running Android apps, MeeGo has already been thrown over in favour of Windows Phone.

The N9 provides the template for the first Nokia Windows Phone, codenamed Sea Ray, but it would be a shame if that was the N9's only chance to shine.

Also known as Nokia N9-00, Nokia N9 Lankku

  • General
-2G Network : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
-3G Network : HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
-Announced : 2011, June
-Status : Coming soon

  • Size
-Dimensions : 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76 cc
-Weight : 135 g

  • Display
-Type : AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
-Size :480 x 854 pixels, 3.9 inches (~251 ppi pixel density)
- Gorilla glass display
- Anti-glare polariser
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate

  • Sound
-Alert type : Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
-Loudspeaker : Yes
-3.5mm jack : Yes
Dolby Mobile sound enhancement; Dolby Headphone support

  • Memory
-Phonebook : Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
-Call records : Yes
-Internal : 16/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
-Card slot : No

  • Data
-GPRS : Class 33
-EDGE : Class 33
-3G : HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.7 Mbps
-WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
-Bluetooth : Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
-Infrared port : No
-USB : Yes, microUSB v2.0

  • Camera
-Primary : 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash
-Features : Geo-tagging, face detection, touch-focus
-Video : Yes, 720p@30fps
-Secondary : Yes

  • Features
-OS : MeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan
-CPU : 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU,PowerVR SGX530 GPU,TI OMAP 3630 chipset
-Messaging : SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
-Browser : WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
-Radio : No
-Games : Angry Birds Magic (NFC), Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf 2011; downloadable
-Colors : Black, Cyan, Magenta
-GPS : Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
-Java : Yes, MIDP 2.1
- MicroSIM card support only
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Digital compass
- TV-out
- NFC support
- Dolby Digital Plus
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/FLAC player
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PDF viewer
- Video/photo editor
- Voice memo/command/dial
- Predictive text input (Swype)

  • Battery
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
-Stand-by : Up to 380 h (2G) / Up to 450 h (3G)
-Talk time : Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
-Music play : Up to 50 h

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