Towards the end of January we had assumed that the N9 would be announced during MWC 2011. However, we have since learned that there is to be a Nokia N950 Meego release, and it will be the first device to run on the OS. There are a number of issues with this, but the main one is that it looks as though the N9 is dead.
We do not have any details about what hardware the N950 will be packing, but most suggestions believe that it will come with a 1.2GHz processor (not sure if single or dual-core) as well as a massive 768MB. Nokia loves to show Apple up, and continues to do so with rumors that a 12-megapixel camera will be included in the new handset.
Rethink Wireless reports that the N950 will be the successor to the N900, which was said to offer much more than Nokia’s flagship N8 smartphone. We have to wonder if the new Meego handset will be able to prove itself as its predecessor has? Nokia has been trying for years to become the handset giant it once was, but things just seem to go from bad to worse.
However, hopefully they will now be able to turn a corner, as Nokia and Microsoft are to join forces to combat the battle that has been waged on them by Google and Apple. Nokia will now make use of Windows Phone 7, while WP7 users will be able to have access to key Nokia features.
It is still hard to say how well both companies will come out of this deal, but looking at some of Nokia’s recent handsets; its not hard to understand that it has been more about the mobile OS than the device itself, maybe things will change later this year once the first Nokia WP7 handset gets released?
What expectations do you have for the new Nokia N950?