Nokia N9 Not to Look Stateside; MeeGo Platform Being Pushed to Research Labs

August 10, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

There has been much talk already about the Nokia N9 MeeGo smartphone and its impending arrival. Though it was hinted will not be released in the US, confirmation has now arrived on that. That means, even the most optimistic Americans need not wait for the device to come to them.

First seen in June, the smartphone running on the MeeGo platform had brought great expectations to the smartphone lovers. We hear that the Finnish company is limiting the production number to just 92000 units, making an American roll out a non starter.

The device sporting a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor and 1 GB RAM, comes with a built in memory of 16 GB/64 GB. A 3.9-inch 854 x 480 AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, an 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording, NFC support, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB port were said to be the other features when we last got details of the device.

Other top features included Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Quad band GSM/EDGE, GPS and A-GPS and USB2.0 support. The smartphone weighs 135gm and has a Lithium-Ion Battery (1450 mAh) for power management.

With Nokia deciding to go on a ride with Microsoft for their Windows Phone 7 platform, we needn’t expect MeeGo to stay. Going by what Nokia CEO Stephen Elop says, the company is to concentrate more on Windows Phone7 and assign MeeGo for research.

That also means there will not be another MeeGo product even if the N9 proves to be hugely successful.

All you Nokia fans out there stateside can now look for something else than stay in anticipation of the N9. What do you feel?

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