Today, Nokia announced N9, the Meego smartphone that is stunning to look at. It is available in 3 colors and Nokia N9 16GB will be retailing at a SGD799 (RRP) and 64GB at SGD899 (RRP). All 3 operators in Singapore will offer the Nokia N9 with their data plans. There is NO MENTION of the launch date but it will be available in weeks ahead (don’t quote me).
The Nokia N9: a unique all-screen smartphone
Singapore, September 7, 2011 – Nokia today announced the Nokia N9, built for people who appreciate a stunning blend of design and the latest smartphone technology. To learn more about the design of the Nokia N9 visit: http://swipe.nokia.com.sg
One swipe and you’re home
The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe. Whenever you are in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home.
The three home views of the user interface 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 industrial design of the Nokia N9 is an example of extreme product making and craft. The body is precision-machined from a single piece of polycarbonate and flows seamlessly into beautiful curved glass. The laminated deep black display means that the user interface just floats on the surface of the product.
The Nokia N9 also packs the latest in camera, navigation and audio technology for a great all-round experience.
“With the Nokia N9, we wanted users to experience perfect fluidity, right from the design of the hardware to the software. The all-screen smartphone is easy to use, and focuses on the most important things that people do,” said Vlasta Berka, General Manager for Nokia Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. “Users now have endless possibilities in their hands with the Nokia N9, and all it takes is a swipe.”
Innovative all-screen design
With no need for a home key, the all-screen Nokia N9 makes more room for apps to shine. The 3.9-inch AMOLED screen is made from scratch–resistant curved glass. The polycarbonate body enables superior antenna performance. This means better reception, better voice quality and fewer dropped calls.
Camera, maps and multimedia
The 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, wide-angle lens, HD-quality video capture and large lens aperture enable great camera performance even in lowlighting conditions. This makes the Nokia N9 one of the best camera-phones ever produced.
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.
You can watch videos in true 16:9 widescreen format. And because the 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.
Touch just got better
Fitted with the latest in wireless technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), the Nokia N9 allows you 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° wireless music speaker, and you get a great surround sound music experience with just a tap.
Colors and Memory
The Nokia N9 is available in three colors – black, cyan and magenta, with storage options of 16GB and 64GB to accommodate plenty of content.
The Nokia N9 16GB will be retailing at a SGD799 (RRP) and 64GB at SGD899 (RRP). All 3 operators in Singapore – Singtel, Starhub and M1 – will offer the Nokia N9 with attractive data plans.
At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device – from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative services through Ovi (www.ovi.com), including music, maps, apps, email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and solutions for communications networks globally.