It is confirmed now from some trusted sources that this device is N8 variant and would be called N8-01. It will have Symbian ^3 and sliding QWERTY.
N9 will be entirely different model running MeeGo OS. It will be released in early 2011.
This is not an N9 because:
screen resolution is too low
it says C0 on the front
it has Symbian 3 on it
This will be the flagship of the C-Series or an N8 variant.
I don't think this is a E-series device. If it was, there would HAVE to be Stainless steel somewhere! Also, since E-series is there business range, why would it have almost all the multimedia features of an N8? This must be/should be called the N8 pro. E-series shouldn't run Symbian anymore. Yeah I hope that this is just a marketing stradegy. And Nokia is not dumb enough to have a 4inch screen with only nHD resolution. And it is not super AMOLED!
Unless this is Nokia's new design, I believe that it's not a N9 but rather a marketing strategy to see what the consumers want. Do they want the keyboard? Do they want a 4 inch screen? Can they settle for less megapixels? Wouldn't it be great if Nokia decided to bring out the N8 with the sliding keyboard, the 4 inch screen, the 12 meg camera, the center main button all rolled up into one phone. Imagine... I'd go buy all the colors!
The Nokia N9 wont run Symbian ^3 OS. Nokia N8 will be the last high end phone with Symbian.
The Nokia N9 will run MeeGo.
Read the News GSMArena...
Why make a E (business) class phone that looks just like the N8? I personally thinks it a N8 version like N8-01 but release info says that a E7 is coming next. But maybe this won't be release for a while if ever.
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2010It might be 800x480 or 854x480. S^3 (Symbian in general) can't go beyond nHD (640x360), that i... moreThat is not true, Symbian can have any resolution, even higher ones than 640x380. My Nokia E90 Communicator has a resolution of 800x352, and all programs can switch (without closing them) to the outer display with 320x240. I don't know for Symbian 5th and Symbian^3, but it would be very sad, if it couldn't handle higher resolutions (I can't believe that).
GSMArena doesn't have the whole reliable specs of this phone, so this is the cause they mentioned wrong things, such as the name. Of course this is NOT the N9 device. This will be the E7, or the N8 Pro device.
Hahaha..! After I've Read ur c0mmentz,.. I d0n't kn0w what 0r wh0 t0 Belive.., C7..?! E7..?! N7..?! N0w it iz Realy c0nfuzing..! xD
What is it with Nokia and their l@me@ss screen resolution? And why do they keep insisting on the boring-as-hell-outdated-POC symbian os?? Pathetic!
Its N8-01 because its gonna run on Symbian^3 plus it makes sense that if it is gonna be running on the OS then it should be a N8 variation because thats the Last of Nseries running on Symbian^3 :) Plus it cant be E7 because the successor of the N97 wouldnt just jump series like that its illogical to the Nokia naming scheme...
This is gonna be c9...coz nokia announced n9 would have symbian^4...
Wrong OS. N9 will come with
MeeGo which will be officially released October 2010. Nokia has all ready stated that high end smart phones will be running MeeGo; N9 will come Q1 2011 months after the first MeeGo release.