Nokia’s MeeGo-Based N9 Confirmed for 2011

image of nokia_n9At the Nokia Connection event in Singapore Nokia CEO Stephen Elop confirmed that the company’s first MeeGo-based device, the Nokia N9, is coming sometime in 2011.

The device sports a 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM as well as 16/64 GB of storage memory. It has an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, capable of recording 720p video, and it supports Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi NFC, and GPS.

The screen is a 3.9-inch curved glass AMOLED, and the entire thing is wrapped in a polycarbonate case (with no buttons on the front), available in three colors: black, cyan and magenta.

While none of the specifications are groundbreaking, what makes the N9 interesting is its software: MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan.

It’s tough to say much about MeeGo before we actually test the device: on one hand, the GUI looks snazzy enough, enabling the user to switch betwen an events view, an app grid and an open applications view with a swipe of the finger. On the other hand, Nokia did choose Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 as its main smartphone platform, which says a thing or two about both MeeGo and Symbian.

Check out the video below for a quick overview of N9′s capabilities.

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