Nokia N9 NFC Phone

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Nokia N9

The tablet-style smartphone is the first (and last?) Meego-based Nokia.
In Switserland the N9 is announced for September 15th. Rumours say, no Meego-Phone in countrys where Windows Phone handsets will be launched later this year.
The bold, all-screen phone has no back or home keys. You swipe from app to app in a continuous flow. Fast and simple to use.
The phone has an embedded secure element or Single Wire Protocol (SWP)?? It’s needed in order to support mobile wallets or secure payments. Also read the updates below.

It seems the N9 will be available in:
See listings further downwards. Countries from updated official Nokia availability list.


Nokia: “At this time we will not be making it available in the US. Nokia takes a market by market approach to product rollout, and each country makes its own decisions about which products to introduce from those available.” The company will also not be bringing more Symbian devices to the United States. Nokia will focus its efforts on promoting its upcoming Windows Phone handsets in the U.S. market.

Update sept.1, source Nokia.com; Nokia will bring secure NFC to the Symbian platform in the first half of 2012, and all the future Symbian smartphones will support NFC. I found nothing about secure element or SWP on Nokia.com. Still a small secret which technical choices Nokia made.
Secure NFC = secure payment?
And… N9 is a Meego Phone, but the question remains the same.

Update sept.7; Nokia has just confirmed that its MeeGo smartphone, the Nokia N9, will be available in Singapore later this month for a suggested retail price of at S$799 and S$899 for the 16GB and 64GB respectively. It is thought that all three operators

in Singapore, Singtel, Starhub and M1, will be carrying the phone on suitable data plans. It is believed that the rest of Asia will get the phone but specific release dates have not yet been announced. (cnet asia)

Update sept.12, I asked Nokia and here the reply; “Secure NFC in this context means secure payment. Nokia is committed to supporting the specification, implementation and introduction of NFC phones with the SIM-based (Single Wire Protocol) secure element.” Source; Nokia Media Relations.
Reply says “NFC Phones”, That’s probably not entirely correct. Nokia didn’t confirm anymore, but we better read; all symbian NFC Phones. It seems the C7 and N9 will never support contactless payments, like Nokia said many months ago.

Sept.21, In Australia pre-order open; 16/64 mem. 829,-/979,- $aus. (627,-/742,- Euro) Bonus a NFC/Bluetooth headset.

Sept.22, Nokia announced; The Nokia N9 will be available in October and sold through Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and all major retailers throughout Australia.
Practically all carriers and retailers offer some bonus.

Sept.27, Nokia begins shipping N9 to customers and stores.

The official Nokia N9 availability list

Argentina Australia Austria Bangladesh Brazil Bulgaria Caribbean China Chile Columbia
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland Hungary Indonesia Israel Latvia MEA (Farsi) Mexico
Malaysia New Zealand Norway Philippines Romania Russia Saudi Arabia Singapore Slovakia
Slovenia Sweden Switzerland (German/French) Thailand Turkey UAE Ukraine Venezuela Vietnam

Official N9 site available;

Italy Philippines Indonesia Belgium Brazil South Africa Turkey Czech Republic
Mexico Argentina Thailand Norway Pakistan

source; mynokiablog.com

Network/retailer confirmed availability

UK (via Expansys/Play/MobileFun/Amazon?/Mobiles.co.uk)
Kazakhstan (via Technodom/Texhodom)
Germany (Amazon.de, Getmobile.de)
Denmark (via Telia) Launched, available.
India (IndiaPlaza)
France (via Expansys, SFR), none direct from Nokia
Expansys; UK L520-, Nederland, Deutschland, France, Ireland, Espana, USA, Canada, Fin ,16GB version in Europe all around 600 EUR

update okt.26; Nokia announced, Tag feature “soon” enabled with O.S. update.

update nov.8; O.S. pr 1.1 available, NFC Tag feature enabled!

“With NFC tags you can take touch beyond the screen. Download the latest trailer for the year’s biggest movie from the poster you see in the street. Find out the colour and sizes available for that must-have jacket just by tapping the in-store display. Or get directions to the coolest restaurant in town from its interactive ad.
Whether it’s trailers or songs, microsites, maps or money-off vouchers – NFC tags allow you to tap into a whole new world of exciting content” source;Nokia.com

Available Colors

  • Cyan cyan
  • Black black
  • Magenta ruby


Size: 116.45 x 61.2 x 7.6-12.1 mm
Weight (with battery): 135 g
Volume: 76 cc
Internal memory: 16 GB or 64 GB
Use as USB mass memory device for storing photos, documents and more
Battery Performance
Talk-time (maximum):

  • GSM 11 hours
  • WCDMA (3G) 7 hours
Standby time (maximum):

  • GSM 450 hours
  • WCDMA (3G) 380 hours
Video playback time (720P) 4.5 hours
Music playback time 50 hours


Display and User Interface
Screen size: 3.9″
Resolution: 16:9 FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels)
AMOLED display
16.7 million colours
Capacitive touch screen
2.5D curved glass
Anti-glare polariser
Scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
Compass (Magnetometer)
Proximity sensor
Ambient light detector
Customisable wallpapers and lock screen
Customisable profiles
Ringtones: mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Keys and Inputs Methods
Pure touch screen UI, all-screen front
On-screen alphanumeric keypad and keyboard
Dedicated power and volume keys


Power Management
Talk-time (maximum):

  • GSM 11 hours
  • WCDMA (3G) 7 hours
Standby time (maximum):

  • GSM 450 hours
  • WCDMA (3G) 380 hours
Video playback time (720P) 4.5 hours
Music playback time 50 hours
Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.
Internal memory: 16 GB or 64 GB
Operating Frequency
Quad-band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Penta-band WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Automatic switching between WCDMA and GSM bands
Flight mode
Data Network
GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
HSDPA cat 10 maximum speed up to 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA cat 6 up to 5.7 Mbit/s
WLAN IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n
Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as 14 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.
NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy pairing and sharing
Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • FTP (File Transfer Profile): server (v1.1)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile): client, server (v1.1)
  • HSP (Headset Profile): audio gateway (v1.2)
  • HFP (Hands Free Profile): audio gateway (v1.5)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): audio source (v1.2)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): v1.0
High-Speed USB 2.0 with micro USB connector for transferring data and charging
3.5 mm AV connector
Capability to serve as data modem
Micro SIM card

Software and applications

Software platform and user interface
MeeGo for Nokia N9 (MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan)
User interface simplified to three home views: events, applications and open apps
Swipe gesture instantly takes you back to the home view you started from
Multitasking and app switching through open apps view: a live snapshot of all running apps
Apps compliant with Qt 4.7
Software updates over the internet
Personal Information Management (PIM)
Detailed contact information
To-do list
Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and to-do with Mail for Exchange
Support for viewing documents in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF and Open Document Formats
Online calendar synchronisation with CalDAV
Key applications: Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Joikuspot Wi-Fi tethering, Accuweather, AP News, Swype, Track and Protect, Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf, Angry Birds Magic, Mail, video player, Drive, Feeds, search, calculator, Calendar, Contacts, music player, web browser, messaging, photos, photo editor, Ovi Store, Maps
More apps available at Ovi Store
Nokia Link: PC and Mac application for easily syncing photos, music and videos


Email and messaging
Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .ods, .odp, .pdf
HTML support for email
Email client can combine multiple accounts into one easy-to manage inbox
Easy setup for POP3, IMAP and Mail for Exchange services
Multiple accounts per user supported
Chat instant messaging support: Facebook, Skype, Gtalk, and services using sip
Easy to move between multiple live conversations on open applications view
Unified MMS/SMS editor
Conversational view for SMS
Push email
Messages notifications shown in the event view
Call management
Contacts: advanced contacts with support for multiple phone and email details per entry with personal thumbnail pictures
Smart dialling to find phone numbers quickly
Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent)
Notifications of missed calls shown on standby-screen, lock screen and events view
Contacts application combines phone and online contacts together, such as Skype and Facebook. Automatic and manual contact merging.
Conference calling
Integrated handsfree speaker

Sharing and internet

Browsing and internet
Full web browsing of real web pages
Fast and highly responsive browser based on Webkit2 technology
Multiple websites can be viewed in the live multitasking view
Full browsing history
Wide HTML5 support offers access to rich web applications and fast video playback
Supported markup languages: HTML5, CSS 3, XHTML
Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1
TCP/IP support
JavaScript support
Web search integrated to browser
Auto-completer for fast lookups
Dynamic top sites page for fast access to favourite web sites
Pinch gesture and double tap zooming
RSS reader
Support for streaming video
Unified notifcations for Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds in the Events view
Social networking profiles and status updates merged into phone contacts
Social networking events visible in phone calendar
GPS and navigation
Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
Ovi Maps with free voice-guided car and walk navigation
Ovi Drive optimised for in-car navigation
Wi-Fi network positioning
Download more maps via Wi-Fi straight to the device
Wi-Fi and Cellular network network positioning


8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
Wide-angle lens
True 16:9 imaging
Large lens aperture F2.2 for better and faster photos in low light conditions
Dual LED flash
Digital shutter
Continuous autofocus
Touch-to-focus and exposure lock
Focal length: 3.77mm / 28mm
F number/Aperture: F2.2
Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF/XMP
Digital zoom up to 4x for still images and video
Image capture
Camera settings: flash, scene mode, exposure, white balance, ISO, face tracking, aspect ratio and resolution
Automatic location tagging (geotagging) of images and videos
Images automatically taken in the correct orientation
Pinch zoom in Photos image viewer
View photos by tag, favourites, collection and slide show
Photo editor with fast non-destructive editing, one-touch autofix, red-eye removal, straighten
Automatic Motion Blur Reduction
Internal memory: 16 GB or 64 GB
High-speed USB 2.0 with micro USB connector for transferring photos to PC or Mac
Share photos online through Facebook, Flickr and Picassa
Photo sharing through NFC


Video cameras
HD quality video capture in 720p resolution at 30 fps
True 16:9 video recording
Settings for scene, white balance and exposure compensation
Wide-angle lens
Continuous autofocus
Stereo sound recording
Video sharing and playback
HD 720p video playback
Dolby Digital Plus
Support for download, streaming, and progressive download
YouTube browsing and streaming
Video sharing to YouTube
Wide range of codecs supported for easy transfer and play, minimising the need to transcode
Video codecs and formats
Wide codec support: H.263, MPEG4-SP & ASP, H.264 BP/MP, WMV9 / VC-1 and Mkv (Matroska)
HD playback support: MPEG-4 SP, H.264 BP
HD capture support: MPEG4-SP

Music and audio

Music features
Dolby Headphone for enhancing your music experience with headphones
Nokia Music store service in selected markets
Audio codecs: MPEG-4 AAC , eAAC, eAAC+, MPEG-1 audio Layer2 (MP2), MPEG-1 audio Layer3 (MP3), WMA 9, WMA Voice 9, WMA Lossless 9, WMA Professional 9 and 10, Dolby Digital Plus (AC-3 & E-AC-3), FLAC
Bit rate up tp 320 kbps


Preloaded games:
  • Angry Birds Magic with NFC support
  • Galaxy on Fire 2
  • Real Golf 2011
Use the touch interface to play games
Support for OpenGL ES 2.0 enables 3D graphics
Use the accelerometer to play games
Availability of games may vary by country

Source europe.nokia.com , But we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

Product specifications and service availability may differ by country.

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