Nokia N9: on again? off again?

Nokia N9: on again? off again?We recently heard that a Nokia handset with the model number RM-680 had passed FCC approval. Said handset looks suspiciously like the Nokia N9, judging from the concept drawing.

The it’s-on-again rumour was given further credence yesterday when a 52-second video (check it out on YouTube) surfaced, with the tagline “Our Next Sense”.

There had been rumours that Nokia had ditched the N9 – or the keyboard, at least – over concerns with the slider’s durability. However the video clearly shows the N9 rocking a full QWERTY.

Nokia wouldn’t confirm to Slashgear if the video was official, so there’s always the chance it was an internal thingy which was never intended to see the light of day.

The Nokia N9 saga is still completely up in the air. There’s a MeeGo conference in San Francisco next week, but apparently there’s a gag order on the RM-680 until 24 June. Confusing stuff.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 18, 2011 at 18:24

Adding to the confusion, comrade Murtazin tweeted earlier Nokia 'only build 92000 N9's' because it's a 'niche product'.
Of course in keeping with his status, he provides no sources. And 92,000 is such a weird number...

hacklitErnie  May. 18, 2011 at 19:30

92,000? Brilliant! Still hoping Nokia might bring something to the MeeGo party next week...

Stelph  May. 19, 2011 at 10:29

I hope its on again, although I am a happy user of my iPhone (mostly cause I never do voice calls, only texts and internet and apps) Meego's move towards better intigration between desktop and smartphone would be a welcome move (it is based on linux after all) so id probably get an N9 anyway to show my support, assumping its not poop :)

Both iOS and Android seem to be worryingly content with keeping things far too simple on a smartphone for my liking, im all for usability and the like, I would just like to be able to do more on my smartphone than the big two allow (i,e comprehensive video playback and editing in all major video formats so you can edit video footage from dedicated HD camcorders and edit them on your smartphone) or perhaps a full photoshop-type application ect. Some more content creation rather than just consumption please!

JanSt / MOD  May. 19, 2011 at 11:32

+1 stelph

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