In early March we posted a brief article which revealed the MeeGo-based Nokia N950 to the world, well now almost four months later this unannounced smartphone has hit the FCC, this has in-turn revealed some interesting information regarding its technical specifications.
Previously we suggested that the Nokia N950 would feature a 12 megapixel camera, today we can confirm this and as you would expect it has Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia N950 teardown over at MyNokiaBlog also gives us a good look at the N950 from many angles.
Recently Nokia has been busy revealing two other upcoming smartphones, the Nokia N9 impressed us with its MeeGo OS and formidable tech specs, whilst another smartphone codenamed ‘Sea Ray’ is their first Windows Phone 7 effort, both of these devices feature an 8 megapixel camera (with Carl Zeiss optics), therefore the N950 is more impressive in terms of camera resolution, in fact it is only Nokia’s second-ever smartphone to feature such an advanced camera.
Sadly the article over at MyNokiaBlog does not reveal anything else in terms of technical specifications, we do get to see a 1200 mAh Li-ion battery (BL-4D), however we wonder how MeeGo will perform in terms of battery life with what is these days regarded as a mid-low capacity battery. The Nokia N8 featured the same battery capacity and this was criticized by many, however we have to remember that Symbian^3 and MeeGo are extremely different.
Below we have embedded a photo of the N950, as you can see it looks like a cross between the Nokia N8 and the Nokia N97, we like the look of the QWERTY keyboard and the slide-out mechanism, do you?
The name N950 suggests that it is a close relative of the Nokia N900, this was released back in late 2009 and many believe that this smartphone played a big part in Nokia realizing that Symbian OS was not really a competitor in today’s high-end smartphone operating system market. The N900 ran Maemo, which joined forces with Moblin in early 2010 to create MeeGo,it currently looks like the N9 and N950 will be the first-ever MeeGo-based smartphones on the market, however if these devices see success we think lots more will follow.
MeeGo’s success may rely heavily on Nokia’s WP7-running smartphones, we think Nokia devices running WP7 could arrive sometime during fall 2011, so the next six months are of paramount importance for the Linux-based OS, do you think it sill succeed?
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