Nokia ships N9 smartphones
Helsinki - Nokia said on Tuesday it has begun shipments of its N9 smartphone model, ahead of the Windows Phone 7 launch expected later this year.
The cellphone maker said the N9, based on the MeeGo open platform, has free navigation and voice-guided maps, storage ranging from 16GB to 64GB and a swipe feature to return to the home screen. It is priced at $650 - 750.
After the N9, Nokia has said it will use the Windows Phone operating system as its main platform - hoping to regain momentum against stiff competition, especially from Apple and Research in Motion.
Nokia stock closed up more than 6% at €4.23 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.