Nokia N9

Nokia silent on N9 sales as MeeGo kept out of spotlight

Nokia silent on N9 sales as MeeGo kept out of spotlight

Nokia has confirmed that its smartphone sales included in this morning's financial results reveal were buoyed by the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9, though the company has declined to specify exactly how many of the niche-appeal handsets were sold. "Our ASP in the fourth quarter 2011 benefited from the sales of the higher priced Nokia N9 and Nokia Lumia devices" the Q4 2011 report indicated, though a Nokia spokesperson said the company would not be breaking down its smartphone figures to detail individual devices.

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Nokia N9 MeeGo update previewed: Video calls, iOS-style folders

Nokia N9 MeeGo update previewed: Video calls, iOS-style folders

Nokia's next MeeGo update for the N9 will enable video calling using the front-facing camera, according to details of the incoming PR1.2 firmware, along with app folders on the homescreen and other tweaks. The changes, previewed in screenshots from the maemo forums, also include copy and paste support in the N9's browser, using a similar drag'n'tap system to what's seen in Android and iOS.

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White Nokia N9 shipping now

White Nokia N9 shipping now

Nokia has begun shipping the white N9, its fourth color variant of the niche-appeal MeeGo smartphone. Revealed back at Nokia World 2011, the white handset is functionally identical to the three existing color options of N9, but has proved surprisingly coveted by MeeGo fans. Of course, the biggest problem may be finding one actually on sale.

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Nokia N9 Fan Bingbing ad spot has us floored

Nokia N9 Fan Bingbing ad spot has us floored

From all the way over in China comes an advertisement for the Nokia N9 that will certainly have you questioning why you ever thought a short video about a smartphone could be anything less than ultra-epic. I'm certain Avi Greengart will agree that this ad spot far exceeds the device itself, encapsulating the device in a cocoon of over-the-top power and grace in a black and white video that will stop your heart. This spot features actress and singer Fan Bingbing, big in China if you've never heard of her, and is certainly your must-see clip of the day.

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Nokia Lumia 800 detailed from mock-up to market

Nokia Lumia 800 detailed from mock-up to market

Nokia is particularly proud of its Lumia 800 design - unsurprisingly, considering most began praising the hardware aesthetic from the N9 onward - and has pushed out a new video describing exactly how the company's first Windows Phone was born. The design language itself is somewhat cringeworthily named "fabula" but the path from sketches to wax model (shown here) to production device is certainly worth watching.

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Nokia N9 gets PR1.1 update bringing Swype, NFC, and more

Nokia N9 gets PR1.1 update bringing Swype, NFC, and more

It's time to tap the update button, ladies and gentlemen, on your MeeGo-toting Nokia N9, because PR1.1 is ready to go, and it's got one heck of a lot of presents coming along with it. This device is Nokia's current king of mobile - if you don't count the Lumia, that is, and this update to version version 20.2011.40-4 brings the pillowy, brightly color, magic machine all sorts of new tricks. Imagine yourself with music controls on your lock screen, color filers for you camera, and the ability to close an application by simply pulling it downward with your finger!

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Nokia N9 Review

Nokia N9 Review

It's somehow fitting, running our review of the much-anticipated Nokia N9 smartphone on the eve of Nokia World 2011. The company is expected to reveal its plans for salvation, namely adopting Windows Phone, while the N9 runs what Nokia used to believe would save it, MeeGo. A splash of uniqueness never hurt any device, and the N9 has built up a vocal following, convinced MeeGo should have been the Finn's focus instead of a deal with Microsoft. Has rarity blinded rationality, or is the N9 really a bittersweet slice of not just what could've been, but what should've been? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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