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Nokia Releases N9 Smartphone; Final Nokia Smartphone to Operate on Meego Platform

Nokia has started shipping the N9 smartphone to global markets, the company announced.

The N9 is going to be the first and last smartphone based on the Meego platform, which Nokia abandoned in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform.

The device, which features a 3.9 inch AMOLED touch screen and has no physical buttons, is the last Meego device Nokia ships before it launches its first Windows Phone u7 smartphone device.

The N9 will weigh 135 grams and A-GPS, an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting video at 720p as well as a browser that supports HTML. The device will also come with support for Wi-Fi and HSDPA (High-Speed Download Packet Access).

The device’s interface comes with three home views, applications, events and live applications. Users will be able to download Meego applications from the Nokia Store. The N9 also comes with free navigation and voice directions app.

The suggested retail price for the device is €480 for the 16Gb storage and €560 for 64GB of storage, Nokia said. The device is being launch in developing markets like India, China and Russia. No release date has been set for UK or US markets as of now.