Less than a week after we saw it unexpectedly pop up in the FCC database, the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 (N950?) has appeared in a professional-looking teaser commercial (clip embedded below), further suggesting that not only is this handset still destined for release, but that a launch may actually be imminent. The latest report pegs next month as the likely window for an official debut; however, this is a phone which seems to have been fully-baked since the fall of last year, so we wouldn’t take anything for granted here.
Final specs on the N9/N950 are as nebulous as its release date: various sources have both Intel and Qualcomm supplying the processor, wildly varying display resolutions (at least the simulated screens in the embedded ad look fine), and a main camera ranging from five to twelve megapixels. With Nokia reportedly being courted by Microsoft, giving up control of Symbian, and of course preparing its initial Windows Phone 7-powered handsets, the N9 certainly couldn’t come at a more turbulent time for the company, so hopefully it packs enough surprises to stand out amid the drama.
Update: A number of people are pointing out that Symbian screen elements are being used here, so we may be looking at Anna and not MeeGo, but nothing is clear at this point.
Update 2: Observant viewers here and over at YouTube noticed that the camera is indeed 12-megapixel, which alone sparks our interest, considering how well the
eight-megapixel fellow 12MP N8 captures a photo.
Update 3: The official MeeGo Facebook page has all but confirmed that its OS is running here (posting screenshots of the video on its wall), meaning that the Symbian-flavored bits of the interface are probably just an attempt to create a tangible bridge between the two platforms.
Video has been removed at the request of Nokia Corporation