Nokia’s latest touchscreen QWERTY monster – variously known as the N9 or as part of the company’s business-centric Eseries – has shown up in the wild, with Negri Electronics flaunting a hands-on demo with a prototype unit. Labelled as the C0-00, the smartphone has a similar profile to the N8 but of course accommodates that hardware keyboard and a lower-resolution, 8-megapixel camera.
Video demo after the cut
That means you still get an HDMI output, for hooking up the N9 to an HDTV, and we’re guessing 720p HD video recording too. According to Negri Electronics there’s support for AT&T’s 850/1900 3G bands as well, likely because the N9 will have quadband WCDMA like the N8 does.
What we’re a little confused by is the apparent Symbian^3 OS, which Nokia has confirmed won’t be showing up on Nseries devices beyond the N8. That could suggest that what’s being called the N9 is, in fact, a high-end Eseries device. [Update: it's been suggested that this could be a more directly-connected N8 variant, perhaps the N8-02; thanks Micky!] There are more photos of the N9 over at modmymobile.
[via Phone Mag]