Nokia Connection 2011: Unveiling the next chapter

Today, Nokia announced the N9, targeted at users who appreciate design and the latest technology. The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe. Whenever you’re in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home. The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities.

The phone's body is precision-machined from a single piece of polycarbonate and features a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen with scratch–resistant curved glass. The polycarbonate body also enables superior antenna performance, which provides better reception.

It also comes with an 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, wide-angle lens, 720p high definition-quality video capture and large lens aperture for users to take good pictures and videos, even in lowlighting conditions.

The Nokia N9 features free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps. With the new dedicated Drive app, you can get in your car and start navigating to your destination right away.

Equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, the Nokia N9 lets you share images and videos between devices easily by touching them together. Pair it with Bluetooth accessories like the new NFC-enabled Nokia Play 360° wireless music speaker only once, and you get a great surround sound music experience with just a tap.

The Nokia N9 will be available in three colors – black, cyan, and magenta with storage options to accommodate plenty of content: 16GB and 64GB. The Nokia N9 is scheduled to be in stores later this year, with availability and local pricing to be announced closer to the sales start. To learn more about the design of the Nokia N9 visit: http://swipe.nokia.com