ESPOO, Finland – The Nokia N9 is being seen as a game changer for Nokia by many, so here we take a quick look at the handset with the all new MeeGo screenshots published by the company.
The following meantioned features were tested on a prototype Nokia N9, hence features can change with the launch of the device.
The maps get an all new revamped look, and unlike the conventional bird’s-eye view on every GPS module, the Nokia Maps here will show a more interactive and a direct-eye view on the screen. The tabs at the bottom allow you to search for another location, search for public transport links may be nearby and get directions to another location.
There is also an option to manage maps, further allowing you to add more maps of your choice. Also included in the Maps app is the car navigation feature, known as Drive.
The calendar feature on the N9 is no-nonsense, and has a very simple yet attractive UI to itself. Thinsg are not rocket-science here and getting around the calendar app even for a newbie to the smartphone world will be a walk in the park.
There is also an added feature known as location options which on activating, brings up Nokia Maps and once the destination is selected it attaches itself to the calendar entry.
Contacts and calling
The contacts and calling feature has also got a very neat interface, with the alphabet on the side of the screen according to contact name.
The contact list gets more details to be added on a single contact. It would be great if Facebook sync were available on this device just like it is on the Blackberry and iPhone.
The menu screen is by far the best UI ever seen on a Nokia device. The screen when idle is completely dark, so when the user actually goes to the main menu, it seems that the icons are floating on top of the screen, that is how sharp the display is on the Nokia N9.
The Nokia N9 is a promising device, and it is more than just a device made out of premium materials, it has the processing punch as well as the clarity. Sadly, MeeGo will not be supported by Nokia for long, so the N9 may be just a dummy to show off what Nokia is capable of producing, if it is so, then it is just a waste of a path-breaking device.