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Nokia ships N9 smartphones

2011-09-27 22:28

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.

Comments
  • proudandpink - 2011-09-27 23:50

    No thanks. I'll wait for iPhone 5.

      radarblip - 2011-09-28 06:22

      That N9 really is a nice piece of kit though! now that they have ditched that god-awful symbian OS Nokia seems to be heading in the right direction! but you are right, rather wait for the iphone 5:) ESPECIALLY if the N9 has a price tag like that!

      RobbedZombie - 2011-09-28 12:00

      Do yourself a favour and get a Samsung Galaxy S II rather, the iPhone 5 has nothing you haven't seen before and the S II is absolutely awesome.

  • Fredster69 - 2011-09-28 08:34

    iPhone rulz...

      WernerBeytel - 2011-09-28 12:37

      Yes, especially for the technologically illiterate.

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