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Nokia N9 Details Appear Online, Uses Dual Cortex A9 CPU?

More details of Nokia's forthcoming Meego-based N9 smartphone have emerged on Twitter during a conversation between @camb078 and @addiermedina, the later works on Nokia's team in Mexico.

The N9 will apparently feature an ARM A9 Cortex Dual Core clocked at 1.2GHz (28nm manufacturing process so most probably a dual core) and capable of spitting 190 million polygons per second.

We seriously suspect that N9 will use the ST Ericsson U8500 processor which is a dual core model clocked at up to 1.2GHz and comes with ARM Mali 400 GPU.

The other claims reported include a 4.2-inch AMOLED display, a 1600mAh battery, 1GB ROM, 768MB RAM, a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Optic, GPS, Wi-Fi, HD video capture, 64GB storage, a slide out QWERTY keyboard with micro chiclet keys and Meego 1.2 OS.

The N9, which looks like a miniature MacBook Air, is set to be released in the first quarter of 2011, possibly at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.