Nokia N9 Macbook Air Like Smartphone Surfaces In China

Pictures of the next generation Nokia N9 have emerged courtesy of mobile phone genius Eldar Murtazin, the Russian blogger who always seems to be getting the engineering samples before anyone else.

The owner of Mobile Review posted the pictures that he found on Chinese website Baidu and look a LOT like a phone version of the Apple Mac Book Air, down to the chicklet keys and the pseudo greyish unibody chassis.

The photos look to be genuine and feature a slider QWERTY keyboard without any directional pad and is said to be the first smartphone to run Meego, the joint OS by Intel and Nokia (ed : that would mean that the phone is powered by an x86 processor).

Since this is the supposed successor of the N8, expect it to have a 12-megapixel camera with two LED flashes, at least 16GB onboard flash plus all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a high end handset.

Nokia World is set to debut in London on the 14th of November and one can expect more details of the N9 to emerge then.