The Nokia N9 is the first MeeGo handset to launch out of the Finish giant and the world seems to just can't get enough of it. And today we have some great news for you - despite Nokia's claims the N9 has FM radio receiver and an FM Transmitter in its premium-quality plastic body.
So while the Nokia N9 specs sheet claims that the smartphone has no FM radio, let alone FM transmitter the hardware is actually there. That was confirmed by no other than Nokia itself on one of its developer websites.
However, there's no software support for either of those and the Finns chose not to include it in the N9 specs sheet so no one got confused. Plus the FM transmitter might turn out to be totally unusable.
Yet, we are confident that the software issues will be dealt with eventually and the N9 will be getting FM radio functionality. The developer website says that it's not possible to control the receiver using Qt Mobility API (you know, the framework Nokia uses to let devs create apps compatible with several different platforms) so we'd need a native app, but that shouldn't be that much of a problem, really.
Now the discouraging part of is a line on the same website saying that "there isn't a way for the phone to access the transmitter as the device hasn't got a transmission antenna". Now we are not 100% sure, but we but we suspect that the transmitter only has a controlling chip and no antenna, which might make enabling it impossible.
On the other hand adding a piece of hardware to a smartphone's chipset that it completely useless is just a waste of money and Nokia isn't exactly in a position where it can throw money down the drain.
Whatever happens we'll at least get the FM radio, right?
Donovan, 15 Aug 2011Nokia N9 on sale on Amazon.com 16GB at $500 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HA4W7K ... moreawesome ill be getting it when its out. i think its just a pre-order or something...
abuhamad, 15 Aug 2011if the specifications were like this: 1. Micro sd support 2. os:android or wp7 3. Fm radio,... moreNokia Sea Ray will be running on Windows....and the specs are similar to n9 if not the same....and there is fm antenna just no software to run it...and why would u need sd card when theres 64gb of mem?
at least seems better than other plastic toys, 99% people will have androids, but only 1% with meego, a distinctiveness, go go go
Nokia N9 on sale on Amazon.com
16GB at $500
64GB at $650
Firefox version with flash support for Meego Harmattan Nokia N9/N950!!!
wreck, 15 Aug 2011Carl-zeiss are just average sensor makers. Google it. They are never the best.where did get the information that Carl-Zeiss produces sensors? optics my friend, not sensor.. still I love nokia N9
[deleted post]I agree with you for these reasons,first these are mini computers and should work as stand alone devices and not be dependant on anything else,,second not everyone has a fast data connection to operate these devices satisfactorly,,third not everyone can have a data plan to allow multi-megabytes of downloading,,what happens when you go out of signal coverage? and so on.
Why Not Nokia Launch N9 in White , tell the company make nokia N9 in white, I am Sure everybody empress by this.
The N9 has FM radio and FM transmitter,heres proof,
no dual-core CPU..
do you call that "flagship" of nokia?
ah come on, you must be better than this Nokia!
just remember your old good days...
Nokia dont need android nor windows phone7
Just need more in symbian n flexiblity in meego for home screen costumisation for easy of use not wrong with swiping but need home screen if you coming fr n8 or n900 as the predecessor
how much wud dz cost plz?.. repz me in my account in my fb plz... asap .. :)
Nokia n9 would be a perfect phone if it had at least three home screen(desktop) to costumise with what every and flash on the browser to play back videos.
Nokia as left off radio.and fm transmitter why?
Nokia is knowing for it durability and well built quality this could be perfect.
it's not all about a hi igher processors it's about what you put in it
wen wil nokia grow-up! and wake-up to d fact dat they are dyin! from 12mpxl camera to 8
from fm transmitter 2 no fm! when their contemporaries have startd makin devices with 1.2, 1.5ghz dual core processors they are jus growing 2 1ghz single!
the only thing dat made mi stick with nokia was the fm transmitter
nokia am gonnne! bye