Nokia takes a 'swipe' at smartphone competitors

22nd June 2011
Nokia takes a 'swipe' at smartphone competitors
First look at Nokia's N9 ... at CommunicAsia in Singapore, June 22 2011 ( photo: Anand Parthasarathy/IndiaTechOnline)

From Anand Parthasarathy, in Singapore.
Its entire 3.9 inch face is the screen, there are no buttons or keys on the face, not even a 'home" key. To 'go home' users need to just gesture swipe from the edge of the screen. It's the purest form of an all-touch, all-screen phone -- in fact 3-screens -- that help you access just about every feature -- on the phone or on your version of  the Web.

Carl Zeiss optics drive the 8 megapixel wide-angle HD video and still camera--and in a world first, Dolby Digital Plus decoding and Dolby Headphone post-processing technology enable surround sound with any headphones.

In its newest smartphone, the N9 unveiled in Singapore on the sidelines of the CommunicAsia show, Nokia has thrown in every trick and innovation its engineers could conjure up in user friendly engineering to comenup with a handset that customers unasked, will inevitably compare to the latest iPhone avatar.

A single piece polycarbonate body and a scratch proof Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode (AMOLED) make for a sleek physical design that encourages single hand use. The free Nokia Drive app allows turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance and 3-D where available.... a neat ploy that should prove popular in all geographies where map data is available.

Another 'cool' add-on is a pair of Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled wireless music speakers: you tap them only once to get at surround sound music experience .

The N9 will reach India later this year -- along with a trio of affordable phones with single and dual SIMs in the Nokia C series (C2-02, -03, 06) which will feature a maps application and a browser optinmised for economical usage.
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June 22 2011