After seeing the amazing pictures the Nokia N9 can take, the manufacturer is now advertising one of the phone’s features. According to Espoo, the N9 “is the first phone ever to feature something called non-destructive photo editing”.
What this means is that you can manipulate a picture as much as you’d like and still have the ability to revert to the original at any given moment. In the example given by Nokia, a picture is edited in terms of red-eye reduction, cropping, editing, brightness bump, etc., and then saved to the library. Once you open up [...]
With Nokia in a transitional phase right now, winding down Symbian production as it transitions to Windows Phone 7 as its primary smartphone platform, the company’s been going to some lengths to reassure its customers that no one’s going to be abandoned in the aftermath of this shift. So far, we’ve heard plenty of assurances directed at Symbian users, letting them know that they still have many years of support before Nokia’s done with Symbian, once and for all. Despite this, Nokia hasn’t been so convincing when it comes to non-Symbian devices like the [...]
We’ve seen how awesome the pictures taken with the Nokia N9 are and we drooled over those Carl Zeiss lenses it sports. Now it’s time to take a look at the pictures taken with the Nokia N950 MeeGo developer phone.
Sporting almost the same internals as the Nokia N9, the Nokia N950 is not for everyone but for MeeGo developers. Dismantled by FCC, the Nokia N950 exposed a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics compared to the eight-megapixel camera on the N9. Follow the source link over at Flickr to see the images captured with the N950 and pray that Nokia brings its [...]
Here’s how the story goes: Nokia launches the N9 MeeGo smartphone with eight-megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics to later show off a couple of (amazing) samples as well as a comparison according to which the camera is the fastest on the market.
Probably offended by the fact that Nokia is not up to date with the latest and greatest HTC smartphone (or that the HD7 was the slowest on the chart), the Taiwanese manufacturer strikes back on Twitter. “The HTC Sensation‘s camera is the quickest draw in the West (and East, and South and North…)”, says [...]
Nokia’s N9 is a curious creature; we don’t to know if the impressive hardware will make it a hit, or if Nokia’s public abandonment of MeeGo will be the nail in its coffin. Understandably, we’re really excited to see how public perception of the smartphone fares as it’s finally released. Some new insight into just where the N9 will be available, though, makes us all the less optimistic that the smartphone will be the hit it could be.
On Nokia’s website, the N9 now has a page where you can check on the phone’s global availability, choosing [...]
Nokia’s N9 may have a uncertain future thanks to the questionable decision to put MeeGo on the phone, but it’s still giving us plenty of reasons to pay attention to it, including its supposedly very-high-quality camera. We’d heard just how fast the smartphone could be at taking pictures, thanks to the camera hardware and software, and now the company is offering a closer look at just what makes the N9’s camera so special.
The goal for the N9 was to translate the image quality of the 12-megapixel N8 into a much smaller package. In the end, Nokia achieved a [...]
Now that cellphone image sensors have evolved beyond the dark days of sub-megapixel blockiness, photo quality has become an important determinant when choosing among handsets. To that end, we’ve collected sample shots from some upcoming models, hopefully giving you a basic idea of what to expect when you release the shutter. Of course, as we’ve noted before, test shots from pre-release devices often don’t represent the output from shipping products: camera firmware, which plays just as important a role as sensor quality, is often tweaked right up until the last [...]
The Nokia N950 MeeGo developer device is no stranger to FCC as it offered the Commission some face time back in May, when we didn’t know it was actually the N950 but rather thought of it as the later to arrive buttonless N9.
As the confidentiality on some documents expired, FCC published pictures of a teared down, dismantled N950 unit. While the images are not for the faint of heart, they reveal what we already knew: a slightly larger, 4-inch LCD screen — versus the 3.9-inch AMOLED on the N9 — a tad smaller battery than the 1,320mAh on the N9, plus the obvious [...]
The Nokia N9, the first “pure-touch” smartphone made by the Finnish manufacturer, was launched this week running MeeGo. The buttonless device, sporting a 3.9-inch curved glass AMOLED display and an eight-megapixel auto focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics will hit the markets soon.
According to Colin Giles, Nokiass Executive Vice President of Sales, the price for an unlocked 16GB variant of the N9 will be around $660. The larger capacity-enabled N9, sporting 64GB of storage, will go for roughly $749. You might find these prices a bit high but these are unsubsidized [...]
Nokia’s N9 may have a great look, some cool features like NFC, and a lightning-fast camera, but despite all it has going for it, it seems like everyone who hears about it leaves thinking, “MeeGo? Really?” Not that Nokia would release such a thing, but there’s little doubt that enthusiasm would be much higher were this an Android device, for instance. So, you’d think that the one thing Nokia should concentrate on when promoting the N9 would be the viability of MeeGo as an easy-to-use, powerful smartphone OS worth paying attention to. Well, that’s not [...]
Like a growing number of upcoming smartphones, Nokia’s just-revealed MeeGo-running N9 will include a transceiver for NFC data. Users might end up using it to pay for groceries, unlock some new levels in Angry Birds, or quickly transfer files between phones. A short video is available to demo that last feature, and while we’re not sure it will end up being as useful a feature as it has the potential to be, there’s no denying it’s a pretty smooth implementation.
Once you find a file you’d like to share, be it photo, song, or document, the sender [...]
Nokia’s N9 is one pretty sweet-looking phone: sleek, stylish, and with some decent specs to boot. If anything, most of the negative impressions left by the N9 are with the choice of software, MeeGo being a relatively-unknown, unproven choice in the smartphone-OS race. One thing that might change those attitudes a little, which we’d forgive all but the most ardent MeeGo fans for forgetting, is that the platform may be seeing Android app compatibility, making it a whole lot more attractive to many users.
Back in February, we told you about Alien Dalvik from Myriad. [...]
Nokia has recently unveiled the N9 slate on June 21, a button-less smartphone running MeeGo with all the bells and whistles Nokia could fit in this unibody design. The Camera on the phone is one of eight-megapixels and it sports, just like the N8, Carl Zeiss optics.
According to Jens Wilke, Nokia Product Manager, the N9 is the fastest camera-phone on the market. It allegedly only takes a tiny bit more than two seconds to capture an image. For comparison purposes, Nokia Conversations also supplied the graphic above where we can see some strong contenders on the market like the [...]
We’ve seen renders of the Nokia N9 a couple of hours before its launch and the Finnish manufacturer has officially announced the smartphone as the “first-ever pure touch smartphone”, powered by MeeGo.
The Nokia N9 is a buttonless slate that has a unibody design, sports a 3.9-inch curved glass AMOLED display with the innovative laminated display technology that brings content closer to the glass. It has FWVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels) while its processor is a Texas Instruments OMAP3630 1GHz CPU aided but a PowerVR SGX530 GPU. There’s 1GB RAM on board [...]
Remember that Nokia QWERTY slider that popped-up in the leaked video teaser everyone thought was the N9? We suspected that it might be the N950 and indeed it turned out to be, powered by MeeGo just like the recently launched N9.
The Nokia N950 is the Nokia MeeGo developer device and it looks just like the Nokia N9 prototype we’ve seen some time ago. Hardware-wise, the N950 is the same as the N9. Exceptions are the added slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 4-inch LCD screen with the same resolution — versus the 3.9-inch AMOLED on the N9 — and a slightly smaller [...]
This is the Nokia N9, set to be announced tomorrow at CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore, and as is quite obvious, it is not the QWERTY slider that we were expecting. Rather, this is a slim MeeGo-powered candybar set to ship in pink, blue, and black, although the exact specifications remain elusive. Obviously the identity of the slider in that leaked teaser video is now up in the air, although we suspect it will end up as the N950. Developing…
Update: Engadget has published both purported real-life shots of this device (being called the N9-01), as well as some alleged [...]
If you have a smartphone (and you do since you are reading our website) you know how smart these devices are: they can run tons of applications, keep you in touch with friends and colleagues, help you find your way around by knowing where you are and where you’re heading. Well, your “smart” phone will become even smarter after some of these sensors will come out and manufacturers include them in your handsets — and of course when platforms and applications will offer proper support.
Benedetto Vigna, general manager of the MEMS division of [...]
We’ve recently seen the Nokia N9 running MeeGo in a video teaser — MeeGo’s Facebook page indirectly confirmed by running some screenshots — and even more recently, a new version of MeeGo has been released. MeeGo 1.2 is now live and “provides a solid baseline for device vendors and developers to start creating software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures”.
The new version features enhanced Telephony and Connectivity capabilities, among which GSM, GPRS, and HSPA+ network support, SIM Application Toolkit, expanded [...]
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 [...]
The Nokia N9 MeeGo-powered handset, once thought dead, has just gotten FCC approval. Although the FCC device only goes by model number RM-680, it has been well established that they are one and the same; plus, a side-by-side comparison of the FCC label schematic and a leaked N9 component show nearly identical markings. Among its penta-band WCDMA support is compatibility with all AT&T and T-Mobile 3G frequencies.
With Nokia having committed to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 for future smartphones, it’s not at all clear where N9 sits in the company’s plans [...]
LG has joined the MeeGo Handset Working Group along with names like China Mobile, Intel, ZTE, Huawei and Panasonic after Nokia abandoned the project and went Windows Phone. The Korean manufacturer seems to already have a prototype to show off.
Next month’s MeeGo Conference held in San Francisco between May 23 and 25 is the event where LG will show off its MeeGo powered smartphone prototype. The information comes from the session announcement below and according to that LG will show off MeeGo 1.2 ported to one of its own smartphone prototypes. While there are currently no [...]
Last time we heard of MeeGo since Nokia announced adopting Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform was last week when we reported about LG and ZTE working on MeeGo smartphone development.
Ever since, two major players are expected to join the MeeGo Handset Working Group: Huawei and Panasonic. The two manufacturers are to be nominated at a certain Technical Steering Group and if approved, to join the Working Group. Along with ZTE, Huawei is the second Chinese giant manufacturer that might as well make up for MeeGo losing Nokia as a partner. Until official wording is [...]
When Nokia got on-board the Windows Phone 7 train, it seemed like the company’s other operating system projects would end up getting the short end of the stick. Symbian continues to receive developer attention, but it’s running on borrowed time, with Nokia having a clear vision of transitioning smartphone production over to WP7. What, then, about MeeGo? Shortly after the WP7 news, Intel announced that it would be continuing its share of work on MeeGo, but we still needed a consumer electronics manufacturer to express interest if we wanted to see any MeeGo-based hardware [...]