Redesigned Nokia N9 to be announced tomorrow, photos show up
Nokia’s first MeeGo smartphone could be finally announced tomorrow, June 21, during Nokia Connection 2011 (an event held in Singapore).
Apparently called Nokia N9-01 “Lankku”, the smartphone resembles the N9 that was seen in the past, however, there’s a major difference between the two devices: the N9-01 doesn’t have a hardware keyboard – so the older handset (with keyboard) is probably called N9-00.
Regardless of that, we have press shots, plus real-life shots of the alleged N9-01, which should run MeeGo Harmattan, and feature a qHD (960 x 540) screen and an 8MP autofocus camera with flash.
According to Tihnte, the new Nokia N9 will cost about $625. As we can see in the images above, the smartphone is really thin, and should be available in at least three color versions. It remains to be seen if N9-01 will be the handset’s final and official name.
Earlier this month, IT Wire reported that Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop would unveil a “market disruptive device” on June 21. Since we can certainly not expect a Windows Phone handset from Nokia this soon, said device is likely this MeeGo-based N9-01. I’m not really sure a handset based on a platform that isn’t a primary platform (like WP is now for Nokia) can be “market disruptive”, but, well, let’s wait and see what’s going to happen in Singapore.