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Nokia N9 Preview

Nokia’s latest smartphone is a sharp-looking slimline phone with more than a passing resemblance to a certain range of pocket-sized MP3 players. Arriving in several colours, it’ll be Nokia’s first phone to be powered by its new MeeGo operating system.

The phone is barely 12 mm thick at its thinnest point, whilst the screen is an impressive 3.9-inch AMOLED touch screen. Don’t worry about scratches, as the screen will is protected by reinforced, scratch-resistant glass.

You’ll control almost everything from this screen, there’s no home-button on the front of the phone. To return and move around screens, you use a handful of swiping motions.

There’s a power switch and volume rocker on the edge of the phone, if you can call it an edge- the phone itself has a subtly curved polycarbonate shell, and even the 16:4 screen is slightly curved.

The Nokia N9 is powered by Finnish phone giant’s fastest mobile chip yet, a 1GHz offering with an extra graphics chip to help run more demanding video and games.

We’re glad to see Nokia’s 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens on the back. It’s also capable of autofocus, meaning it should ensure pictures come out as sharp as possible. It will also be able to record high-definition.

The N9 looks set to be available in two different sizes; 16GB and a whopping 64GB, perfect for photo nuts and film buffs. With an NFC chip crammed inside, it’ll also be compatible with features like Angry Birds Magic, and possibly more in the future. It’s also worth noting that it takes a special microSIM, like the iPhone 4.

A lot of big features in a vibrant-looking phone. Expect to see how it stacks up against its smartphone rivals in the next few months.




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