As well as lifting the lid on the Nokia N9, the Finns have taken a big can of N950-flavoured beans and spilled them all over the table.
The N950 is essentially a developer variant of the N9, and will be fired out by Nokia in relatively small quantities, in order to expedite developer content for the latter.
The release notes make for interesting reading. Nokia describes some of the key differences between the N950 developer device and the commercial N9, such as:
- N950 is physically larger and is made out of aluminum, whereas N9 has a polycarbonate unibody
- N950 has a physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The N9 is a touchscreen-only device
- N950 has a 4” TFT LCD display whereas N9 has 3.9” AMOLED display
- N950 has a different physical camera module than N9. Both camera modules have very similar image quality
- N950 does not have support for NFC
- N950 has 1320mAh battery, the N9 has 1450mAh battery
But my favourite part of all is Nokia’s disclaimer, which reads: “Further, as N950, including its device software, is not a commercial device, the quality and/feature set of N950 is of beta quality and comes without any warranty or support whatsoever.”
I kinda want one.
via: My Nokia Blog