Nokia N9 launched, touted as the world’s first pure touchscreen phone


Nokia has just unveiled the N9 smartphone at its yearly Connections event in Singapore. Dubbed as the world’s first “pure touchscreen phone” by the Finnish manufacturer, the N9 is powered by MeeGo 1.2, and does away with physical keys entirely, save for the volume rocker and camera shortcut key. This 3.9-inch slab of pure AMOLED screen goodness emphasizes three things: using apps, getting notifications and switching between different activities. Users unlock the phone by tapping on the screen twice, and there’s a strong emphasis on gestures when it comes to navigating the device.

The device’s unibody construction and 116.45- x 61.2- x 7.6-12.1mm dimensions make it an extremely sexy device. Like most hi-end N devices that Nokia makes, the N9 has a very nice camera – it uses a 8MP auto focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and super wide 28mm lens to take pictures and video.

Its hardware is pretty impressive too – ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1Ghz processor and a PowerVR SGX530 for graphics, aside from your typical 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless connectivity, Near Field Communication technology and 3.5mm jack for headphones. We’ve embedded a video of the device below to get you guys salivating.

Source: Nokia Conversations