After months of false starts and delays, Nokia has officially announced its first and only commercial MeeGo-based smartphone in the N9. Unlike the previous mockups which showed the phone with a bodyshell similar to the E7 with a hardware QWERTY keyboard, the N9 is a full capacitive AMOLED touch display at WVGA resolution with a new navigation concept: â€œSwipeâ€. The phone does away with hardware or software based home buttons and uses swiping gestures to navigate throughout the device.
Preliminary hardware specifications for the device consist of the aforementioned AMOLED display, dedicated hardware camera button tied to an 8.0 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss wide angle optics and 720p video capture, and an option for 16 or 64GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, GPS, NFC support and full US 3G support. No release timeframe or pricing is available at this time. Read More for the introductory videos.