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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow

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 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.