Nokia N9 Meego Smartphone Drops To £370

The Nokia N9 Meego smartphone can now be purchased from Expansys for £370 down from £455; the phone shares a number of features with the Windows Phone based Nokia Lumia 800.

It comes with a single core Cortex A8 based TI OMAP3630 chipset clocked at 1GHz with 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, Meego 1.2 Harmattan operating system, a 3.9-inch 854x480 AMOLED display with curved glass display and an eight megapixel camera with AF, Carl Zeiss optics, f/2.2 aperture, 720p video recording and an LED flash.

Other features include OVI store, Music, Maps, Facebook and Twitter, NFC capabilities, AV connector, microUSB port, A-GPS, microSIM (like the iPhone 4S), Wi-Fi network positioning, Swype and a 1450mAh battery.

The phone, which was launched back in June 2011, has some unique features such as a complete lack of front facing buttons like on Honeycomb tablets, and a polycarbonate body which should improve reception. Nokia released only one Meego phone before switching permanently to Windows Phone as its main top end platform.

In September, it was announced that Intel and Samsung - a Nokia rival - would replace Meego with a new platform called Tizen, while Nokia said that it would develop a cut down version of Meego for feature phones called Meltemi.