Posts tagged with: MeeGo
  • by | July 22, 2011 3:58 AM

    After the MeeGo developer device, the Nokia N950, was dismantled while stopping by at FCC recently, the N9 model which is the publicly available Nokia MeeGo has just visited the same Commission. Following the same procedure, the Commission tears the Nokia N9. It's always good to take a peak under the plastic and look at the silicon if you are the techy type. Besides for a wide range of bands supported (GSM850/900/1800/1900/GPRS/EGPRS MHz and WCDMA I/II(1900)/IV(1700)/V(850)/VII/HSDPA/HSUPA MHz) you can take a look at the non-removable batter and the eight-megapixel camera sensor. If you ...

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  • by | July 19, 2011 4:24 AM

    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 the edited picture you'll be ...

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  • by | July 7, 2011 12:26 PM

    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 recently-announced N9. To the ...

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  • by | July 5, 2011 4:46 PM

    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 awesome camera to ...

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  • by | July 4, 2011 2:41 AM

    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 HTC. According to Stuff-review's test ...

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  • by | June 30, 2011 4:07 PM

    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 from a list of countries and having the opportunity ...

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  • by | June 28, 2011 1:36 AM

    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 camera that's 70% smaller than the ...

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  • by | June 27, 2011 12:33 PM

    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 minute. In situations where ...

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  • by | June 27, 2011 2:55 AM

    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 QWERTY keyboard. ...

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  • by | June 25, 2011 5:32 AM

    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 and we're sure once a ...

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  • by | June 25, 2011 2:01 AM

    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 so much happening, as instead Nokia has ...

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  • by | June 23, 2011 7:44 PM

    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 simply pulls up a menu and selects NFC as ...

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  • by | June 22, 2011 5:15 PM

    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. After repackaging Android ...

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  • by | June 22, 2011 12:10 PM

    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 iPhone 4 and ...

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  • by | June 21, 2011 7:57 AM

    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 as well as either 16GB or 64GB ...

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