Nokia N9 in the UAE is a go

By on September 21, 2011
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The first MeeGo smartphone is here.

Press release:
Nokia today announced the local availability of the Nokia N9 smartphone in key markets across Middle East and Africa at a glamorous party in Downtown Dubai. This latest smartphone offering is built for people who appreciate a stunning blend of design and the latest smartphone technology. To learn more about the design of the Nokia N9 visit:

Built with the latest in human innovative technology, the Nokia N9 promises to re-define the way smartphones are used. With its groundbreaking technology and en-vogue look and feel, Nokia’s latest smartphone promises to be a worthy and striking companion to the style conscious consumer.

Alessandro Lamanna, Nokia’s Vice President of Sales, Middle East and Africa said, “The Nokia N9, which will be available in select markets across the world, is perfectly suited for this region’s high-tech and style conscious consumer who demand best-in-class products. With recent figures from Gartner revealing that Nokia smartphones continue to be market leaders in MEA, claiming 41.9% of the category market, consumers in the region clearly value and trust Nokia products. Addressing this clear preference, Nokia has selected MEA as one of the first markets to launch the N9, continuing our commitment to meet customer demands for products that excel in performance and enhance their social standing.”

One swipe and you’re home
The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe. Whenever you’re in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home.

The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities.

The industrial design of the Nokia N9 is an example of extreme product making and craft. The body is precision-machined from a single piece of polycarbonate and flows seamlessly into beautiful curved glass. The laminated deep black display means that the user interface just floats on the surface of the product.

The Nokia N9 also packs the latest in camera, navigation and audio technology for a great all-round experience.

Nokia Global Head of Design, Marko Ahtisaari said, “Innovation is at the heart of our strategy and with the N9, we wanted to design a better way to use a phone so we reinvented the home key with a simple gesture: a swipe from the edge of the screen. The positive consumer feedback we’ve received on the Nokia N9 from across the region is very exciting and sends a strong message about Nokia and its new challenger mindset, strategy and direction. Hand in hand to design is the look and feel, and we are certain the Nokia N9 will both surprise and enthrall style conscious users.”

Innovative all-screen design
With no need for a home key, the all-screen Nokia N9 makes more room for apps to shine. The 3.9-inch AMOLED screen is made from scratch-resistant curved glass. The polycarbonate body enables superior antenna performance. This means better reception, better voice quality and fewer dropped calls.

Camera, maps and multimedia
The 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, wide-angle lens, HD-quality video capture and large lens aperture enable great camera performance even in lowlighting conditions. This makes the Nokia N9 one of the best camera-phones ever produced.

The Nokia N9 features free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps. With the new dedicated Drive app, you can get in your car and start navigating to your destination right away.

You can watch videos in true 16:9 widescreen format. And because the Nokia N9 is also the world’s first smartphone with Dolby® Digital Plus decoding and Dolby Headphone post-processing technology, you get a surround sound experience with any set of headphones.
Touch just got better

Fitted with the latest in wireless technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), the Nokia N9 allows you to easily share images and videos between devices by touching them together. Pair it with Bluetooth accessories like the new NFC-enabled Nokia Play 360° wireless music speaker only once, and you get a great surround sound music experience with just a tap.

Near Field communication (NFC)
Fitted with the latest in wireless technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), the Nokia N9 allows the user to easily share images and videos between devices by touching them together. Paired with cool Bluetooth accessories like the new NFC-enabled Nokia wireless speaker for great surround music, guarantees an optimal experience. In addition, the N9 packs the latest camera with a powerful 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, wide angle lens, HD quality video capture and large lens aperture to enable optimal capture of precious, fleeting moments.

With its groundbreaking new technology and continued commitment to optimal user experience, the N9 epitomises Nokia’s challenger mindset. The eagerly anticipated phone will be available in three colors – black, cyan, and magenta and is scheduled to be in stores in early October.

More information about the Nokia N9 can be found at:


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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