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January 30, 2012

Nokia N9 – 'polished, sleek and sexy'

There’s been a lot of support recently in the comment of various articles on these pages for the Nokia N9 – most recently in Paul’s ‘Big Debate’ Nokia Connects post yesterday – so I thought it was worth a closer look at what a couple of people think.

via Mobile Geek Bangladeseh (see below)

So what’s been said recently? Well Tony Robinson from Techfanatix has got his hands on the N9 for the first time, and shares his impressions in a well-structured review. He starts with the hardware, and the screen receives particular praise

‘I was very impressed by the 3.9-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen… Nokia’s ClearBlack polarizing system for improved contrast is a welcome addition to the Nokia N9…The colors were crisp and easily visible. Viewing angles were impressive to say the least. I expected this from Nokia and I wasn’t let down in the slightest.’

Meego also gets singled out for attention, especially the ‘swipe-based’ navigation that Tony found smooth

‘I did not encounter any lag in swiping whatsoever. Very impressed!’

There’s a lot more that he had to say, and for anyone who hasn’t had hands on with the N9 yet, or read much about it, this review is a great place to start.

For more on the N9, I turned to Tahsin Ahmed from Mobile Geek Bangladesh who starts his review with the phrase ‘Born to be different’. He goes on to back up this bold statement with opinions on the phone that continue in the same vein

‘[the] uni-body design of the N9 gives it godlike beauty and sexiness, which has captured eyes all around the world’

Like Tony (above), Tahsin is a fan of the UI with praise threaded throughout the post

‘The more you get to know the N9, you learn more about the Depth of the UI and the amazing amount of thinking and hard work put into the brilliant and easy OS’

Again, there is a lot to read and digest, a video to watch, a some great photos to look at so take some time and have a look.

I’m expecting a continuation of the overwhelming support for the N9 here, so let me know what you think of the phone – good or bad (suspect it might all be good) by leaving a comment, or tweeting us @Nokia_Connects