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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 15:59    Post subject: New N9 specifications   Reply with quote   

New technical specifications of the N9 start appearing here and there, and they are as follows:

Screen Resolution: 1280 * 720
Screen Color Depth: 24 bit
Screen Size: 4.0 inch
Display Technology: OLED (RGB)
Thickness: 14.2 mm
Weight: 150
Input Method: Touch Screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard
Data Bearers: IEEE 802.11b/g/n WLAN, HSPA +, WCDMA, EGPRS, EDGE
CPU Type: ARM Cortex-A8
CPU Clock Rate: 1 GHz

Graphics Processor: SGX540
Flash Technology: Adobe Flash 10.1
Camera Resolution: 12 MPix (4000 * 3000)
CMOS sensor: 1/1.7 inch
Camera focal length: 28 mm
Video Recording Resolution: 1280 * 720 (HD 720p)
Video Recording Frame Rate: 30 fps
Mass Storage Memory: 64 GB
NAND Memory: 1 GB
SDRAM Memory: 512 MB SDRAM
Maximum Memory Card Size: 32 GB
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI mini connector C, Micro-USB (OTG) ...
Battery: 1320 mAh


If they are true, then the N9 is going to be a REALLY powerful device.

Screen resolution of 1280x720 would be THE FIRST "HD ready 720p" display in a smartphone letting one view HD content WITHOUT ANY RESCALLING.

1 GHz Cortex-A8 should also be just fine (it's a 40% increase compared to N900) and should be easily overclockable to some 1,3 - 1,4 GHz.

1 GB NAND memory means that rootfs will finally have SUFFICIENT space to put all system components in there, without compromising speed on moving some parts to eMMC.

512 MB SDRAM means that swapping won't start until you really run A LOT of applications simultaneously and should have a huge positive impact on performance and overall experience.

And of course 12 Megapixel camera + 720 p video recording are also great features.

What do you think?
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 16:12    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

I think this seems to be the true E90 successor. I got the impression that Nokia is putting every effort into making the N9 to a device which can be regarded as true hightech in the same way as the first Communicator.

In my opinion it's clearly the most attractive device on the market today and the only one who takes care of the PDA areas.

I would say that the N9 seems to be the PERFECT device. With those specs I simply can't think about things who can be better. With 1 GB internal disk, 64 GB mass storage and 32 GB microSDHC it means stunning 97 GB of storage!

That means - no more problems with a lack of storage space for videos, documents, images - it's a truly pocketable computer. Perhaps it gets the microSDXC which means 64 GB on the memory card - I would think Nokia will put such a card slot into the N9 instead of going for the SDHC.

With the combination of those specs and MeeGo which I think is the most suitable platform for PDA today (beside the Windows Mobile 6.x and Windows Embedded Handheld) I think Nokia has a killer device here. A true flagship for the most demanding users.

The only question is about the price. I would guess it will be identical to the E90 pricing when it was released in 2007.

Edit: regarding the iPhone killer thing - it certainly kills the iPhome. I have tried the iPhone 4 some days ago and my impression is the usual: nice gaming console and media player but locked down with a dumb UI compared to UIQ 2.1, 3.0, S80, S90 and Windows Mobile. After my testing of the iPhone 4 I quickly returned to my HD2 with even more happiness.Smile
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 16:26    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

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I think this seems to be the true E90 successor. I got the impression that Nokia is putting every effort into making the N9 to a device which can be regarded as true hightech in the same way as the first Communicator.

Yes, this time it looks even more E90-ish than in case of the N900, with "more proper" 4-row and considerably larger QWERTY keyboard, huge screen and truly high-end specs.

Nearly 100 GB of storage space (32 GB of which replaceable/intechangeable) is really SOMETHING.

And so is the 1280x720 screen - it's the same resolution as in my Core2Duo laptop!

I really hope that the N9 will be a TRUE Communicator successor, and I hope that another Meego device with similar specs and *officially branded as a COMMUNICATOR* also comes in some near future.

I do not have any problems with Communicators being Meego based rather than Symbian as Symbian in its current shape actually isn't a platform for Communicator type devices.

In my opinion, the best solution would be to create by Nokia a variant of Meego being a mixture of the Handset and Tablet Meego flavour especially for the Communicator series, which would make them more than just a smartphone and slightly less than a tablet/netbook, i.e. exactly what they're supposed to be.

This would be a true comeback for Nokia to the hi-tech world.
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 16:39    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

I guess that Nokia will let the N9 cover everything - with other world no E9. The reason is their decision of transform the N-series into some PDA styled thing compared to the older N-devices.

To make the N9 a Communicator they only need to do some tweakings of the UI and ship it with all necessary software for business use.

The whole style of the N9 gives me a clear business feeling - I don't got any consumer feeling over this device. Perhaps it will got the name of Nokia N9 Communicator because it would make very much sense in this case.

The design with metallic casing and a good keyboard paired with a highrez screen certainly gives me VERY strong Communicator vibes. It fits perfectly well in the Communicator range in this shape. The screen is the logical step forward from E90s 800 x 352 and the storage capacity is clearly optimized for powerful applications requiring much space on the internal disk paired with extremely much space for user data etc.

The only feature I can ask for is a finger print scanner - I think it's time to introduce this as the new way of identifying the user instead of using PIN codes. The security is higher and it's much more convenient to have the device locked and simply unlock it with the finger.
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 16:51    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

If that is going to be the specifications, I think the N9 will be a worthy successor to both the N900 and E90. Also important is the built-in applications as web, messaging, contacts and calendar. Here there will be some changes from Maemo 5 to MeeGo 1.1.

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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 18:48    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Everything looks very good, but the battery / 1320 mh / - I expect more.
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 19:01    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

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Everything looks very good, but the battery / 1320 mh / - I expect more.


I think it's a compromise. Today I would prefer 2000 mAh for the battery but the customers usually prefers "light" and "slim" products instead of realizing the need for battery power.Wink

The logical thing to do for Nokia in this case is to provide a 2000-2500 mAh battery as an option on the same way as HTC do with the HD2. Yes - the device will become bulkier but the long battery life compensates for that.
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 20:03    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

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Everything looks very good, but the battery / 1320 mh / - I expect more.

Right, especially that the 1500 mAh one isn't much bigger.

The BL-5J on the N900 really isn't a dream come true, so on the much more powerful N9 it may turn out to be the weakest point.

CPU frequency stepping is a nice feature and surely saves a lot of power, but mainly when the device is on standby or completely idle allowing the processor to slow down to 250 MHz. But when the device is in use, it stays at 500-600 MHz most of the time, so it surely won't look better on the N9.

If the display is really that much bigger and of that much higher resolution (1280x720 is 2,4 times more pixels than 800x480) then it'll surely be consuming more power, too.

Therefore I think that 1500 mAh (as on the E90) is absolute minimum, and - as AVR4000 wrote, a 2000-2500 mAh battery (along with replacement / bigger battery cover) should be provided as an option...
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 20:38    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

I certainly hopes for 1500-1800 mAh as a standard option for the N9. Perhaps the prototypes are using a "standard" battery instead of a newer one. To power such a device with 1320 mAh doesn't make any sense.
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 21:36    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

The key question is: how much will it cost?
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 22:10    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

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Perhaps the prototypes are using a "standard" battery instead of a newer one.

Quite possible. I've noticed that Nokia now makes batteries of different capacities (e.g. 1200 and 1320 mAh) but almost identical sizes and the same contacts location/alignment, which makes it possible to use them interchangeably. So maybe an even bigger battery model will fit where the 1320 mAh one fits now.

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The key question is: how much will it cost?

Well, it surely won't be cheap.

On the other hand, if the choice is between poor and cheap phone and expensive but really powerful one then I prefer the latter...

I can't even remember when Nokia last time offered a smartphone with high quality metal casing... Won't it be their FIRST?
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 22:18    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

I would guess that the N9 will retail for $800-900 when released.

For the hardware and features I think that price is fully acceptable because it makes it possible to replace different devices with just one. For now I'm using a two box solution with the HD2 as a PDA and Vivaz as a media phone. The N9 will replace both of them with one unit with such powerful hardware and software that I think it will be PERFECT - the technology needs to take a big step before the N9 with those specs become obsolete.

For certain - it's a device who has made me really impressed - the last time Nokia impressed me was with the N95 and E90.
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 22:55    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Michal Jerz wrote:
New technical specifications of the N9 start appearing here and there, and they are as follows:

Screen Resolution: 1280 * 720

Hmmmm, I'm a bit skeptical about rumored resolution. Knowing Nokia - if I was a betting man - I'd wager more on 800 x 480.
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 22:58    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Looks interesting indeed. I will be looking forward to the first reviews. I also do hope on the app side it is going to be also covered well.
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PostPosted: Thursday, 02.Sep.2010 23:29    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Fw190 wrote:
The key question is: how much will it cost?


The key question is how will I be able to survive until it comes out, now that I know what is coming?

I'm currently using an E72 on ATT (I considered a N900, but without 3G, didn't see the point). I am sick, sick, sick of Symbian, so don't want a N8 when it comes out. That means getting an Android phone in the interim or suffering through with my [put your favorite swearword here] Symbian (constantly needs rebooting) device. Nokia, why did you do this to yourselves?
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