Nokia N9 smartphone makes its debut

Nokia N9

Nokia has unveiled its new N9 smartphone, which will be the first and last to use its own Meego software – a Linux-based mobile operating system – before it switches to Windows Phone 7.

Stephen Elop, chief executive of the troubled Finnish mobile phone company, says the firm hopes to introduce its first Windows Phone device later this year.

"Our primary smartphone strategy is to focus on the Windows phone," Elop, who moved to Nokia from Microsoft last year, said at a telecom conference in Singapore.

Back to the N9. It's available in black, cyan and magenta and has a 3.9in OLED touchscreen.

Our colleagues at reckon it will also be kitted out with social networking integration, web browser, an 8MP Zeiss camera with HD video recording, and the choice of 16GB or 64GB models.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.