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.
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