Cancelled Nokia N9 successor revealed

Cancelled Nokia N9 successor revealedThere’s nary a day goes by that our Jan doesn’t mourn the passing of MeeGo while cuddling his beloved N9.

To add salt to the wound, news has leaked of a handset intended to be the N9’s successor, complete with a QWERTY keyboard. Can someone keep an eye on Jan?

I speak of the Nokia “Lauta” or RM-742. A host of images has been passed to the good gents of My Nokia Blog.

In terms of specs, the Nokia Lauta is/was said to be identical to the N9 (which means a 4in display, of course), save for that sexy sliding/tilting keyboard. A bit like the developer N950 then.

Somewhat depressingly, the Nokia Lauta was so far along that there were fully functioning prototypes kicking around.

The Nokia Lauta is leaked in plain black, and an interesting black/magenta combo. It’s thought that there would’ve been some sort of cyan variant, too.

Nokia ultimately shoved its MeeGo plans aside in favour of Windows Phone. However, the guys at Jolla Mobile (including a bunch of former Nokia employees) have vowed to keep the dream alive.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 5, 2012 at 14:05

hahahaha...
It's okay, Lewis - I shall survive.

AhmadCentral  Sep. 5, 2012 at 14:07

Why.... Why did nokia not release this :(

It would have sold like crazy worldwide.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 5, 2012 at 14:22

Yes, it would have sold well.

Stelph  Sep. 5, 2012 at 14:29

Isnt that just the N950 but with all the bits they pulled out of the N950 compared to the N9? That probably would have sold as well as the N9 then (do we know how many N9's sold?)

AhmadCentral  Sep. 5, 2012 at 14:34

N9 sold a lot in other countries. Not many here.

(but then it was never released here was it? I wonder who's smart idea that was * goes to google and finds picture of Elop to stare at* *Stares*)

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 5, 2012 at 14:52

N9 sold a lot in other countries. Not many here.

(but then it was never released here was it? I wonder who's smart idea that was * goes to google and finds picture of Elop to stare at* *Stares*)


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