gMaps for Windows Phone 7 and higher

gMaps for Windows Phone 7 and higher‘Hell no, gMaps‘ is the answer to a question i put to almost every WP7 user I meet – ‘Do you use Bing maps as your primary navigation client?”. (Lets not talk about Nokia Maps and Drive, i’ll cover that in a future post) As I understand it, Bing Maps work great in the US and few other parts of the world but for the rest, gMaps is King!

gMaps is one of the best Windows Phone 7 clients for Google Maps. Published by author Alexey Strakh, this nifty Navigation tool comes in a free, ad supported and a pro/paid, ad free version. The free version is good for all WP7 or higher devices while the pro version is for all devices running WP7.5 or higher.

gMaps is a complete replacement for your Bing maps and comes with a whole bunch of other useful features.  This app delivers the full Google Maps experience, with its pinch-to-zoom, local business search and navigation.

Here’s what you’ll find when you open up gMaps:

  • track me on the bottom left – Tracks and zooms into your current location
  • layers on the top right (A lot of these layers aren’t available in India but work completely fine in other countries)
    • Compass
    • Traffic Layer
    • Transport layer
    • Bicycle layer
    • Weather layer
    • Latitude layer
  • + and – at the bottom right to zoom.
  • a menu bar at the bottom with the following options
    • Search
    • Discover
    • Street View
    • My Places

When you search for a location, you get to see the address of what you searched for as well as directly call them if a number is available. You can choose to get directions for driving, walking, cycling or public transport to your destination. You can add the location you searched for to your favourites for next time or pin it as a live tile for quick access.

Tap the Discover icon on the bottom menu bar to quickly discover local places like cafes, film theatres, supermarkets and more. You can even add a custom view to discover locations of your choice.

With gMaps, you can now share a route to a location with your friends. gMaps takes a screen shot of the route and lets you Email it!

One of the best features of gMaps is the driver mode. In this mode, the current position is centered on the map and rotated to the forward direction which points to the top. This mode prevents you from searching or using any gestures so the driver can stay focused on driving!

Hands down the best navigation app for me by far. The only thing missing is turn-by- turn navigation, which has received quite a number of votes as a must have feature and is a strong contender for a future roll out.

Download gMaps now!

 

 

Driver Mode with Directions
Driver Mode with Directions
Call a Location directly
Call a Location directly
Traffic Layer enabled
Traffic Layer enabled

 

Ashot : The Android Screenshots and Screen Capture project for Windows

If you are a tech blogger who writes about smartphones or reviews apps, then you already know how important screenshots can be. The ability to show your smartphone’s screen on a computer can help you explain an app’s function, showcase a UI maybe, show errors and faults and more.. There are quite a few programs and some really convoluted methods(involving the SDK) that lets us do this for Android  smart phones. Ashot is one of the best programs i have used.

Ashot (a.k.a.  Android Screenshots and Screen Capture project) is a free and open-source program compatible with Windows OS’s dedicated for screen captures of Android devices without rooting your device. With the application installed, all you need to do is connect your Android device to your desktop or laptop via a USB connection. With this, you will now be able to view your Android phone’s screen on the desktop and can be used for full screen presentations, automatic screen capture, and screenshot transformations such as scaling and rotating.

As soon as you get Ashot up and running on your desktop or laptop, it automatically connects with your Android device and starts showing exactly what you see on your mobile screen.

Here’s a video that shows you how it works ..

 

You can adjust the picture:

  • Zoom in and out
  • Scale to original size of the handset
  • Rotate

…and shown in a full screen mode which is brilliant for demos and presentations.

You can either save a single screenshot with a click of a button on the toolbar/ in the main menu ….

… OR you may start automatic Screen Capture in specified folder. All screen changes of Android display will get saved to that folder.

You can download Ashot HERE

I’m Watch: Keep an eye on your Smartphone

Watches as smartphone accessories aren’t a new thing, but they’ve never caught on.

You have products like the Sony Ericsson Liveview, and a few others coming along. But the I’m Watch products seem to be a bit better than what you’d expect. First up, they have two series, the I’m Color and the more expensive I’m Jewel.

You can pair these to your Android Smartphone, iPhone or even your ‘Berry (Soon), via Bluetooth or WiFi. Once set up, you can sync your certain apps like Twitter, Facebook and Text Messages, and have them pop up right on your watch screen. I’m Watch will soon have support for developers to expand the capabilities of the device even more. More apps supported, more functionalities, More Fun.

The I’m Color Series is available in 7 colours (White, Blue, Pink, Green, Red, Yellow & Black), and is available for €249 . The I’m Jewel series though, they start at a lowly €500 for the Titanium, with the Yellow, Pink & Black Gold models going up to €11,999 and the White Gold and Diamonds model costs €14,999. Of course, you can have your name engraved on it for an additional €2000. Yup. INSANE!

Anyways, here’s a quick look at the I’m Color, which seems fun enough:

HTC to Unlock Bootloaders, Sony Ericsson says no FOTA if you unlock yours

There’s been a huge outcry recently about HTC’s decision to lock the bootloaders of all the new HTC Android devices, including it’s superphones such as the Sensation and the EVO 3D (much like Motorola has been doing for a while). Sony Ericsson came out a while ago saying that you could unlock your bootloaders AND they provided a tutorial to build custom Kernels too, so why couldn’t HTC do that. Locking the bootloader means more than just not being able to root your device, it also means to ClockworkMod Recovery and therefore, no Custom ROMs (in my opinion, most stock ROMs suck). This defeats the purpose of Android’s “Openess”.

 

Well, HTC’s CEO Mr. Peter Chou, just posted this message on Facebook:

“There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience,” Peter Chou, CEO of HTC”

Well played Mr. Chou. There are no details yet as to how this will be done (future update, unlock online like SE does, or something else).

 

And then, Sony Ericsson had to come out and say this:

I am aware that we don’t have a recovery ROM in place. There are some reasons why that is the case. One reason for not supporting FOTA updates after the phone has been unlocked is that FOTA is a delta between two know SW releases and as the phone has been unlocked we can’t be sure of the SW release currently on the phone. I will bring this question back to see if we could allow phones that has been unlocked to be updated via “SW update service” which would be a way to get a Sony Ericsson ROM back on the phone, but please note the warranty may still have been voided as the phone.

Currently we don’t support SEUS for phones that has been unlocked. I have initiated discussions if we can support that going forward, but there are several things that needs to be investigated before I can give you an answer (e.g. will it affect customer call centers, repair centers, which SW should be used for unlocked phones, how to identify phone model if other things has been modified, are there security concerns for unlocked phones etc). Will get back to you as soon as I have more information. Sorry that I can’t give a better answer at this time.

While it does make sense, I do hope that SE is aware of their update track record (their Xperia X10 update fried quite a few phones, inspite of being months late), and the fact is, I don’t believe SE can keep up with the pace at which android is moving forward.

Eitherways, there’s always good news in the Droid World!

 

Source: Facebook, Xperia Blog

The New Nook by Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble unveiled their latest Nook eReader, and it’s quite impressive! The Nook Line of eReaders hasn’t been as successful as Amazon’s Kindle, but it has a couple of awesome devices, such as the Nook Color (which can be easily rooted and custom Rom’d to Run Cyanogenmod or even real Honeycomb!)

Well, the new Nook has a big list of features that’ll definitely make it stand out, like:

  • 6″ Touchscreen E-Ink Display
  • Android 2.1 (Eclair)
  • 2 Months Battery Life (!)

While people might crib about running an outdated OS, I don’t think it would matter, considering that it’s an E-Ink display. The battery life though, now that’s really something! All this, and the Wi-Fi device, with 2GB onboard storage (upgradable via MicroSD) costs only $140. Well worth it I think. Especially with the Free Apps for iOS, Android, PC and Mac, which offers a Seamless reading experience across platforms.

Here’s the Press Release:

Barnes & Noble Introduces The All-New NOOK™, The Simple Touch Reader™

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today expanded its bestselling digital reading offering with the All-New NOOK, The Simple Touch Reader. With a full touchscreen, NOOK™ features record-setting, extra-long battery life on the easiest-to-use, ultra-light, portable 6-inch eReader with the most-advanced E Ink Pearl display, and the world’s largest bookstore available by Wi-Fi®. Now available for pre-order at www.nook.com and at Barnes & Noble stores for just $139, NOOK will begin shipping on or about June 10. Barnes & Noble adds the All-New NOOK, a significant leap forward in the dedicated eReader category, to a product line that includes the bestselling NOOK Color™, the only Reader’s Tablet™. Based on the success of the NOOK product line, combined with focus on the absolute best reading experience, Barnes & Noble now claims more than 25 percent of the digital book market – just 18 months after launching NOOK 1st Edition™.

Barnes & Noble has always recognized the simplicity and ease that the element of touch brings to its NOOK product line, and the All-New NOOK is no exception. With a simple tap to the 6-inch touchscreen, it’s intuitive and easy to navigate, shop and read. Customers can look up words, highlight passages, adjust the font size and style or search by typing on the responsive on-screen keyboard that appears only when a customer needs it. The paper-like E Ink display features crisp, clear text that’s great for reading anywhere, even in bright sunlight. The no-glare display offers 50 percent more contrast than NOOK 1st Edition.

At only 7.48 ounces (212 grams), the artfully designed All-New NOOK is lightweight and thin – 35 percent lighter and 15 percent thinner than NOOK Wi-Fi 1st Edition™. Lighter than a paperback, NOOK’s sleek but durable, compact design (6.5 inches high by 5 inches wide by 0.47 inches deep) makes it easy to fit in a jacket, pocket, purse or backpack, holding up to 1,000 digital books and more personal content using the expandable memory slot. Its ergonomic, contoured design with a soft-touch back makes it easy and comfortable to read, even with just one hand, and for extended periods of time. And thanks to best-in-class battery life, read for up to 2 months on a single charge with Wi-Fi off – that’s twice as long as the other leading eReader available.

Barnes & Noble’s use of the latest-generation E Ink screen and proprietary technology offers unmatched performance on the All-New NOOK, delivering a seamless and immersive reading experience. NOOK offers 80 percent less flashing than other eReaders – whether turning pages, browsing for books or scrolling through your library. Page turns are lightning fast, using the touchscreen or well-placed side buttons, and with the new Fast Page™ feature, just press and hold a side button to quickly scan through content and skip right to the desired section.

“We set out to design the easiest-to-use, most optimized, dedicated reading device ever created and accomplished it with the All-New NOOK,” said William Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble. “Touch makes it simple to use, and the beautifully compact design makes it the most portable eReader in its class. Add to that an unmatched battery life, the most advanced paper-like touch display on the market and wireless access to the world’s largest digital bookstore, and we believe that for readers of all ages, the All-New NOOK is the best eReader on the market, and a great value at $139.”

The World’s Largest Bookstore in Your Pocket

With the All-New NOOK, customers can enjoy a wide variety of digital content, all at their fingertips. Shop for everything from new releases and current bestsellers to classics and more, all in a single search. The NOOK Bookstore™ offers one of the most expansive digital catalogs of more than two million books, magazines and newspapers. Enjoy helpful recommendations from Barnes & Noble’s experts, personalized based on customers’ favored authors and genres, to decide what to read next. Have more than 80 popular national and local market newspapers and magazines from the NOOK Newsstand™ automatically delivered to NOOK the moment they’re released, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA TODAY, as well as Forbes, Reader’s Digest, Discover, Fast Company and New York magazine. All periodicals are available for subscription with a 14-day free trial or via single copies.

Most NOOK Books™ are $9.99 or less, including most of The New York Times Bestsellers, plus there’s over a million free classics. Enjoy more than 100,000 titles from independent publishers and self-publishing authors using Barnes & Noble’s PubIt!™ digital publishing platform. Young readers will find more than 12,000 NOOK Kids™ chapter books in Barnes & Noble’s world’s largest collection of digital children’s content. Sample NOOK Book titles for free and download all content wirelessly over a Wi-Fi connection in just seconds.

When customers visit Barnes & Noble stores with their All-New NOOK, the shopping and reading experience gets even better. Connect to free and fast Wi-Fi and browse complete NOOK Books for free through the company’s innovative Read In Store™ program and get exclusive content and special promotions through the More In Store™ program. NOOK customers receive access at more than 24,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots, as well as other personal and public hotspots to browse, buy and download new content wirelessly.

Get Social with NOOK Friends

Another way NOOK customers can learn more about great books is through NOOK Friends, an exciting social experience previously available only to NOOK Color customers. From the home page, customers can see book recommendations from friends. See what your friends have posted about their current read, swap recommendations, share reading status, favorite quotes, and much more. Through Twitter® and Facebook® integrations, right from their current book, customers can tweet the title they’re reading, post on their Facebook wall and see what their NOOK Friends “like” on Facebook. With Barnes & Noble’s exclusive LendMe® technology, you can also lend eligible books to your friends at no cost for 14 days, and see and request to borrow friends’ LendMe books.

And coming in the next few weeks, Barnes & Noble will offer a new custom website, mynook.com, where customers can get recommendations from Barnes & Noble expert booksellers and NOOK Friends, access their NOOK Library™, and manage their device.

Read Your Way

Customers can customize their All-New NOOK and reading experience to their liking. Choose from 7 font sizes and 6 font styles. NOOK owners can personalize their device with one of Barnes & Noble’s screen savers or transfer personal photos (JPG, PNG, BMP and GIF) to make NOOK their own, and choose from a complete line of exclusive, new NOOK accessories (www.nook.com/accessories) to show their style wherever they go. They can also create personalized My Shelves to organize their NOOK Library and group reading content similar to their bookcase.

Read Everywhere

A customer’s entire NOOK Library follows them wherever they go. They can also easily transfer personal EPUB and PDF files to their All-New NOOK device to read documents on the go using the 2GB internal memory or a microSD™ card. Since the All-New NOOK is built on Android™ Operating System 2.1 and uses Adobe technology, device owners can also borrow digital books from their local library, a feature Barnes & Noble has always offered to NOOK device customers. Customers can also read seamlessly, accessing their NOOK Library and sync the last page read across their NOOK devices and their favorite mobile and computing devices using Barnes & Noble’s free line of eReading software (www.bn.com/freenookapps).

Availability

The All-New NOOK can be pre-ordered for $139 today and is expected to begin shipping on or about June 10, making it the perfect gift for dads and grads, and a great addition for every book lover’s summer reading wish list. Experience the All-New NOOK at www.nook.com or at the NOOK Boutiques™ and displays in one of Barnes & Noble’s more than 700 bookstores. With The Barnes & Noble Promise™, the company offers unmatched customer support in neighborhood Barnes & Noble bookstores, as more than 40,000 booksellers across the country are ready to assist customers with setting up their NOOKs or choosing their next great read. The company also continues to provide award-winning customer service support via phone and email. The All-New NOOK will also be available beginning next month at Best Buy, Walmart, Staples and Books-A-Million, along with NOOK Color.

[Contest] Play Urban Thrill and Win

Perform stunts, climb new heights, feel the pace. Based on Free Running, Urban Thrill is a browser based game that has you going around 9 different city scapes (As Free Runners do) collecting Kites and power Packages. Pretty Simple? Sounds like it, but it’s actually a little tougher than it looks.

Play Urban Thrill now and submit a score to be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win flight for two to a destination of your choice worth up to 2000 Euros to one of the 9 countries playable in Urban Thrill – Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Russia, UK and USA.

Win a iPod Shuffle

Apart from the chance to win the flight tickets from the makers of Urban Thrill, My Portable World has a special giveaway for you, our faithful readers! If you are the one to score the highest, you stand a chance to win a brand new iPod Shuffle 2 GB!

How can you enter the contest?

Play hard, and get the highest score you can achieve. Then send us your score and username by tweeting with the hashtag  #urbanthrillmpw or submit your scores along with your usernames in the comment section below. Do both and increase your chances of winning! Also, don’t forget to save your score at the end of the game on the site itself.

We’ll choose the winner on May 31 and announce on June 1, 2011. So you have two weeks left! Get to it people!

Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a leading brand in household, health and personal care, has received more than 100,000 visits to its UrbAN THRILL free running game, designed to create awareness of the company among graduates and those early in their business careers. The game is based on the growing sport of free running, which is where individuals perform a range of acrobatics and athletic movements around cities or rural landscapes.

The Nokia BH-905i Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

The cool folks at WOMWorld were kind enough to send us the BH-905i headphones for review a few weeks back. But with hectic work and travel schedules, this post has been on the back-burner for a while. We had a chance to review the older brother of this headphone, the BH-950 last year, and I have high hopes for this model. Let’s get to see whether the BH-905i lives up to it.

What’s in the pack?

The BH-905i’s carry case is for one less cluttered than the one which came with the older BH-905. On opening the case, we found the headphones and a smaller pouch with the charger, headphone cables and a whole set of connectors.

Connectivity

So you don’t have to worry about wired connectivity with this baby. You have the standard 3.5mm connector to connect to your phones or portable media players, 2.5mm connector which some of the phones require, the bigger 6.5mm one for your Home Audio systems,  the airplane connectors to enjoy the selection of in-flight music and a 3.5mm iPhone compatible connector! Phew. That’s one long list. But wait, we almost forgot that this is a Bluetooth headphone, so it goes wireless as well!

Being a Nokia product, it’s not limited to connecting only with Nokia devices by Bluetooth. You can pair this baby with other compatible handsets and even your desktop as well.

Wearing Comfort

The earpieces are not too big but are nice, soft and comfortable as long as you’re in a cool place. It does get a tad warm if you’re out and about, especially in warmer places like Chennai. It’s not too bad though. The earlier BH-905 did feel a bit like it would fall off your head if you moved around too much, the BH-905i feels more in place and won’t fall off that easily.

Noise Cancellation

[ad#ga-cbox-left]This is where this device really comes to play. The BH-905i comes with 8 noise cancellation microphones! Nokia claims that it can reduce around 99% of ambient noise around you. Want to take it for a test drive? Just charge the headphones first and then without connecting it to any music source, wear it and then turn on the ANC button at the bottom of the head left earpiece. Immediately most of the noise around you just goes away. I found that it was really effective with lower frequencies but it did let though some of the noise in the higher frequency range.

Pair this with some good music, and you’re all set to enjoy your collection even in the noisiest of locations. I tried it on the train on the way to Chennai, in the noisy airport and on the flight on the way back home and it was a pleasure to have the BH-905i along with me on the trip.

One word of advise, at the airport, keep an eye out on the airline schedules on the screen, because you certainly are going to miss hearing the announcements if you’ve got the noise cancellation settings on!

Use it as a Bluetooth Phone headset as well. Apart from the 8 microphones, it’s got 2 more just to pick up your voice. The BH-905 can be used to answer your calls on the mobile. The 2 microphones help boost your voice so the other end can hear you better.

Controlling your Music & Calls

The outer side of the right headsets come with controls to play and pause your music, skip the current track and go back to the previous one. You can also answer your calls without having to hunt around for your phone.

Near the Active Noise Cancellation switch on the left earpiece you have your volume control as well.

Tip: This headphone comes with a way to activate a Bass Booster option to really pump up your music. All you need to do is to quickly press the  power button while connected on Bluetooth. You’ll hear a beep and the increase in the bass levels in your music. You can go up two more levels by quickly pressing on the power button again.

Charging and Battery life

This takes quite a long time to charge, so charge well in advance before you travel. It takes around 2-3 hours charge. The wait is well worth it because you can enjoy pure music with the noise cancellation on for 12 straight hours or double that if you disable the noise cancellation. That’s if you’re wireless. If you go wired, then this baby lasts for 40 hours of music playback.

Wrap up

The BH-905i indeed lives up to the high expectations I had of it. Nokia did improve on the BH-905 to get to this device without loosing out on the good points of the previous product. I’m not a hardcore audiophile, but I love listening to music and the BH-905i does make that task  a real pleasure!

I would have loved to pick up the BH-905i, if the costs were a tad less. A quick look on ebay.in showed that this baby is selling for around 13,000 rupees!  I found a listing on Amazon Selling it at a discounted price of $199 ( around Rs. 8000), maybe if someone’s coming in from the US, I may be tempted to get it at that price!

Technical Specifications

For those of you who’re interested in this stuff, here’s the lowdown on the BH-905i

  • Universal compatibility with devices supporting wireless Bluetooth technology: Bluetooth Specification 2.1 + EDR, Headset Profile (HSP) 1.2, Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.1, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2 and Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.0
  • Wired connectivity: Compatible with 3.5mm headset jack inputs
  • Speaker drivers: 32mm high performance driver
  • sFrequency response: 15Hz to 20kHz
  • Battery: Li-ion Polymer Rechargeable Battery 600 mAh
  • Operating time: 24 hours of talk time; 25 hours of music playback; 15 hours of talk time with active noise cancellation; 16 hours of music playback with active noise cancellation; 40 hours of wired music playback
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Standby time: 600 hours (25 days)

and here’s what comes in the sales pack:

Nokia BH-905i Bluetooth Stereo Headset, carrying case, charger, user guide and the following cables and adapters:

  • Nokia Audio Cable CA-143U with 3.5mm Nokia AV connector (~1.2m)
  • Nokia Audio Cable CA-182U with 3.5mm iPhone compatible connector (~1.2m)
  • Nokia Extension Audio Cable CA-144U (~1.7m)
  • Nokia AV Adapter AD-52 for 2.5 mm Nokia AV
  • Nokia Audio Adapter AD-63 for standard 3.5 mm jack
  • Nokia Adapter AD-71 for airplane
  • Nokia Adapter AD-70 for 6.3 mm home stereo

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KDDI Infobar A01: iida UI

Japan always get some insanely awesome gizmos, but the UI usually is something only the Japanese can love. I remember reading somewhere that the Japs love all their info available all the time right in front of their eyes, even if it looks cluttered (It was an article of why Yahoo is used more than Google in Japan, if I remember correctly). Well, they’ve taken that same thing to another level with this iida UI on the KDDI Infobar.

It reminds me of Slidescreen, except it’s more graphically oriented. Yup, it’s slidescreen meets the Windows Phone 7 Metro UI.

It’s basically an Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Device, with the usual suite of connectivity options (WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, IR, GSM/CDMA dual Mode), a 1 Seg TV Tuner, a 3.7″ qHD (540 x 960) Capactive ASV LCD Display (that’s 300ppi BTW), 8MP A/F Cam, and of course, the iida interface. Anyways, here’s a video of the interface, followed by another one of the phone in action.

 

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99% of Android users are at risk of leaking crendentials [Updated]

Android sales are at an all time high, and there appears to be no stopping Google’s mobile-OS juggernaut. But, how safe and secure is your personal data and credentials? According to a study at the University of Ulm in Germany, the answer to that question is rather shocking. The study reports that 99% of Android users are at risk of leaking digital credentials when they visit certain websites or connect to unsecured Wi-Fi networks. This is caused by the improper implementation of ClientLogin — an authentication protocol. This is prevalent in Android 2.3.3 and earlier. Every time an Android user logs onto a service such as Twitter or Facebook, authToken data is stored for upto 2 weeks, and this data can be accessed by those who know to go about it. According to the researchers:

“To collect such authTokens on a large scale an adversary could setup a wifi access point with a common SSID (evil twin) of an unencrypted wireless network, e.g., T-Mobile, attwifi, starbucks…With default settings, Android phones automatically connect to a previously known network and many apps will attempt syncing immediately. While syncing would fail (unless the adversary forwards the requests), the adversary would capture authTokens for each service that attempted syncing.”

Android 2.3.4 has had this lapse in security patched up, however with OEM’s struggling to roll out updates in a timely fashion, you might want to stay clear of unsecured networks and only use ClientLogin on https websites in the mean time.

 

UPDATE: Hours after this post was published, Google acknowledged the security issue and assured users that a fix would be available within a day. The best part, the changes are made by Google on the server-side level and will require no tedious update or changes made to your Android device on your part. Trust Google to hit the ground running that fast. Kudos.

Nokia N9 surfaces, complete with a 12MP snapper and MeeGo

Well hello there beautiful! Nokia’s upcoming smartphone, the N9, has been a bit of an enigma. Murmurs of its existence have rippled through the blogosphere for months, and last week some FCC filings did a little more to confirm its existence. Today, courtesy of Pocketnow, we have a teaser video from Nokia, providing us with glimpses of the high-end smartphone that is confirmed to be running Intel and Nokia’s brainchild — MeeGo. The teaser video showcases the phones 12 MP camera featuring Carl Zeiss optics (no surprise there) and also gives us a glimpse of the phones chiclet keyboard and sliding screen mechanism. Mum is the word on pricing and availability. For now, just head past the break and we have the video lined up for you.

 

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