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Rumour: Nokia N9 will not be coming to India

Last updated on: June 23, 2011 09:35 IST

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Abhinav Lal, ThinkDigit.com

Though released in Singapore on June 21 the latest from the Espoo-based Nokia, N9, may not see the light of the day in India.

Though the news is still unconfirmed, there is a possibility that the MeeGo-based Nokia N9 will not be arriving in India at all. Many consider the fate of the N9 already sealed, and the general consensus is that it will be the first and last MeeGo device from Espoo's stables.

Unfortunate yes, but we hope for the sake of the developers, as well as for consumer choice, the platform will find adoption amongst other manufacturers. Things look a bit bleak however.

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Keeping all this in mind, it is hardly surprising that the industry expects Nokia to limit the sale of the N9 to select countries.

Other reports, by the usually well-informed Eldar Murtazin, predict that Nokia will be making comparatively few units of the N9, less than 100,000.

But, while India is not on the list of 23 territories, we are unreasonably hopeful that Nokia will make some more, and bring a limited quantity here, if the device sees some healthy demand in other countries.

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Nokia unveils the MeeGo-based Nokia N9 in Singapore, with its first 1GHz processor

Nokia condensed the vapourware Nokia N9 at its Nokia Connection event in Singapore today, raising eyebrows all over the world. The first MeeGo-based smartphone, the N9 has been expected since MWC 2008, and is represents the first major step into the consumer space by the entire platform jointly developed by Intel and Nokia.

No tentative release date or pricing accompanied the announcement, but based on previous MeeGo hints dropped by Nokia, the N9 will almost definitely be launched in 2011. However, details aplenty were available about the device's specifications, and Espoo even released a video demonstration for us to get an idea of the brand new MeeGo interface (v1.2) in action.

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A sleek all-screen device with a polycarbonate shell, the N9 bears a 3.9-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass capacitive multi-touch (480x854 pixel resolution) display. The Nokia N9 is also the first Nokia phone with a 1GHz processor -- a Cortex A8 CPU, coupled with a PowerVR SGX530 GPU, part of the TI OMAP 3630 chipset.

Unfortunately for forward-looking and expectant MeeGo fans, this is still 2009's hardware. We'll have to wait and see just what the combination of 1GB of RAM, the SoC and the Linux-based OS and can do in terms of performance.

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The N9 will apparently be available in two variants, with 16GB and 64GB of inbuilt storage. It comes with an 8MP wide-angle autofocus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual-LED flash, capable of 720p HD video recording.

As for connectivity, the N9 supports only Micro SIM cards, and has quad-band GSM and penta-band WCDMA radios. It offers 3G speeds of HSDPA 14.4Mbps/HSUPA 5.7Mbps, Bluetooth v2.1, GPS (with A-GPS), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, TV out, USB-on-the-Go, as well as NFC.

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In terms of dimensions, the N9 thins down to 7.6mm at the edges, up to 12.1mm at its thickest. It weighs 135 grams, and should be available in three colours at launch black, cyan, and magenta.

It has a 1450 mAh battery, rated to deliver up to 11 hours of talk time, 380 hours of standby time, and up to 50 hours.

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The MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan OS supports QT 4.7 as well as HTML5 apps, supports OpenGL ES 2.0, and has a Webkit2-based browser.

It will come bundled with a few apps, including a document editor and PDF viewer, Ovi Maps, Angry Birds Magic, Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf 2011, Facebook and Twitter.

The interface has apparently been simplified a lot, with just three types of home screen views: apps, open apps, and events. Navigation is all in the swipe.

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