Nokia has announced that its N9 smartphone will be available across the world soon. Developed in partnership with Intel, Nokia N9 is the only phone to sport the Meego operating system currently.
“The estimated retail price of the Nokia N9 16 GB and 64 GB is approximately EUR 480 (Rs 31,800) and EUR 560 (Rs 37,200) before applicable taxes or subsidies,” Nokia said in a statement.
The Nokia N9 is a button less device and comes with a unibody design without a removable battery. There are three home views of the user interface which are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities.
The phone comes with a 3.9 inch Amoled screen, which is made from scratch-resistant curved glass. The polycarbonate body, according to the company, enables superior Antenna performance. This means better reception, better voice quality and fewer dropped calls.
The Nokia N9 features free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps. With the new dedicated Drive app, you can get in your car and start navigating to your destination right away.
Nokia N9 is also the world’s first smartphone with Dolby Digital Plus decoding and Dolby Headphone post-processing technology, you get a surround sound experience with any set of headphones.
The phone also comes fitted with the latest in wireless technology, and Near Field Communication (NFC) that allows users to easily share images and videos between devices by touching them together. Pair it with Bluetooth accessories like the new NFC-enabled Nokia Play 360 degree wireless music speaker only once, and you get surround sound music experience with just a tap.
The Nokia N9 is available in three colours — black, cyan and magenta with 16 GB and 64 GB storage options and will be on sale in countries around the world. In India the launch is expected to be around Diwali.
Indiaplaza, one of the online stores, has listed the phone for pre-orders earlier in August and had claimed October launch. It had put the price of the phone (version was not mentioned) at Rs 32,368. It has however removed the listing now.
The Nokia India representatives, however, are yet to respond to our phone call.