The Nokia N9 was just announced at Nokia Connection in Singapore, but missing from the action was the leaked N950, which was supposed to be the developer phone. But if you are a developer looking to get your apps ready for the N9, there is hope, the N950 is still very real and will be made available to developers through selected developer programs, such as Nokia Developer LaunchPad.
[Update]: Another avenue where you can request a unit of the Nokia N950 is via the MeeGo Device Program.
Candidates must be community developers ready to start working on new or existing open source applications, to be published in apps.meego.com and the Nokia Store. Links to your current projects are relevant! Deadline for applications: end of Tuesday, June 28th.
We are just 5 days away from the start of the second MeeGo Conference and a very interesting video has just popped up, a promo for Nokia’s first MeeGo device, the N9. The video is nothing more than a teaser, but does manage to reveal a bunch details about the device which may even be called the N950. The only problem is that the OS the phone is running looks a lot like upcoming Symbian releases, right down to the icons, so may be the teaser that Pocket Now has scooped was a work in progress, with the MeeGo parts to be placed in later.
Nevertheless, the hardware does look solid. First, it packs an auto focus camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a dual LED, no EDoF unit here. My guess is a 12 MP. Then there is the all aluminum body, with a physical QWERTY and a 4″ screen in a very E7ish design. Here are some images that promise to reveal more.
Looks like a 12MP AF, dual LED camera with a Carl Zeiss lens.
The earpiece, just under the top end of the phone. It does have a very narrow bezel.
Looks like a great QWERTY keyboard, in an all aluminum body.
Fairly large screen, possibly 4″.
It’ll come with Ovi Maps with driving navigation.
An app in action.
Looks like a very capable browser, with the speed dial screen shown perhaps.
The QWERTY virtual keyboard.
The tilt up slide mechanism which is a lot like the E7.
The bottom of the device, with the camera and speaker grill.
The calender in action.
Notice how thin the bezel is.
The face of the N9/N950, with a front camera. It does look good.
Notice the sliding transition to move to the next screen.
Nokia calls it ‘Our Next Sense’. Perhaps they want to get back at HTC.
Now for the video that Pocket Now has been able to scoop:
We’ll probably know more on Monday when the MeeGo Conference kicks off. I’ll be there to bring you the latest.