This is Nokia’s latest smartphone, the N9. Without a doubt it takes many of its design cues from the iPhone. That isn’t to say it isn’t worthy of being titled an opulent, well crafted device, because from where we stand it’s just that.
Nokia is pushing the “swipe” function, which does away with a physical home button (the iPhone 5 is rumored to be the same) and instead relies on the user swiping from the edge of the screen to return to one of three home screen. Home screens you ask? There will be 3: Events (what friends are doing), Applications (everything you can do), Open Applications (everything you’re doing now). And much like iOS there is a quick launch bar at the bottom of the screen containing your four most used or sought after apps and a set of hard keys on the side to access the handsets volume.
In terms of the hardware, we’re not sure on the processor, but we know it will ship with an 8 megpaixel camera with a dual-LED flash, GPS, NFC capabilities, a unibody build and a 3.9-inch AMOLED touchscreen that is curved at the edges to help you swipe.
Nokia hasn’t announced an official launch date for the N9, but they say it will happen sometime later this year. When it does become available for purchase, you’ll be able to choose between two capacities (16GB and 64GB), and three colors (black, cyan, and magenta).
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