Nokia N9

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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White Nokia N9 due Q1 2012?

White Nokia N9 due Q1 2012?

Nokia could be readying two new N9 color variants, it's suggested, with white and green versions of the MeeGo smartphone spotted. According to the picture shared with SlashGear from Ricciolo1, the white N9 will be part of a limited market release in Q1 next year, though there's no telling exactly which markets those will be.

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MeeGo morphs into Tizen as Intel and Samsung take charge

MeeGo morphs into Tizen as Intel and Samsung take charge

Confusion around MeeGo continues, with the news that the open-source platform is to transition into Tizen, a new, similarly open-source OS targeting smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, netbooks and ICE systems. Hosted by The Linux Foundation and with development powered by Intel, Samsung and the MeeGo team itself - which promises that MeeGo users and developers should have a relatively easy time of it, shifting across to Tizen - the new platform is expected to be released in Q1 2012 in both OS and SDK form.

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Nokia N9 now shipping

Nokia N9 now shipping

The Nokia N9 has begun shipping, the Finnish company has confirmed, with stocks of the MeeGo smartphone headed to pre-order customers and stores. Priced at €480 ($650) for the 16GB model or €560 ($759) for the 64GB version, three color versions of the N9 are on offer: blue, red or black.

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