string of bad
press, Nokia is looking to change the conversation with an innovative new
N9 is a 3.9-inch, fully
touchscreen smartphone made from a single piece of polycarbonate that flows
into curved glass.
"fully touchscreen" means that there isn't even a home button on the
device. Rather, it has been replaced with a swipe gesture from the edge of the
display that takes you home.
innovated in the design of the hardware and software together. We reinvented
the home key with a simple gesture: a swipe from the edge of the screen. The
experience sets a new bar for how natural technology can feel," said
Nokia's Design Head Marko Ahtisaari in the press release. "The details
that make the Nokia N9 unique - the industrial design, the all-screen user
experience, and the expressive Qt framework for developers - will evolve in
future Nokia products."
claims that the innovative new design is aimed at making three things
easier: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social
networks, and switching between activities.
also comes equipped with free turn-by-turn navigation, NFC compatibility, and
an 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera with wide-angle lens. True HD 16:9 video
capture and playback is also supported.
device will come in three colors — black, cyan, and magenta — and in 16GB
and 64GB sizes.
and availability of the N9 was not immediately announced, although Nokia said
it would be in stores later this year.