Today, Nokia officially launched their MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 smartphone. This 3.9-inch handset is one of the surprise devices we reviewed this year. It has the looks, the simplicity and the specs to make it an awesome device despite the unpopular MeeGo mobile OS.
We learned a few things about the Nokia N9 as well. Nokia won’t exactly be ditching support for MeeGo. They’re not creating another MeeGo device but they won’t leave N9 users hanging either. Support and software updates will continue for at least two years, in fact the first update was just made available over-the-air. We also learned that publishers will continue bringing more apps for the N9. However, it’s still not a device for people who rely on a lot of different apps.
The phones comes in Black, Cyan and Magenta and in 16GB and 64GB versions only. The 64GB will only be having the black color. There’s already a white version announced abroad but it’s still unsure when or if it will even reach our shores.
The Nokia N9 is not yet available but you can pre-order it from Smart via http://smart.com.ph/nokia-n9. It is FREE at Smart’s Unlimited Data Plan 2000 (16GB) and 3000 (64GB), and All-in Plan 3500 (16GB). You can also pre-order it at All-in Plan 3500 with P1,200 cash out. This Smart pre-order is ongoing until November 18.
If you want to go with an unlocked unit, you might want to wait till around the 3rd weekend of November when it arrives in Nokia stores. The 16GB is priced at P24,990 and the 64GB will fetch for P29,450.
You may want to check out our review of the Nokia N9.
Note: We also learned that the new Nokia Lumia Windows Phones won’t get here till next year. 🙁 We’ll see the Asha though in the coming weeks.