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Nokia Meego-powered N9 Announced

Nokia today introduced its Meego-powered N9. The phone is made of a polycarbonate shell, measures 116.45- x 61.2- x 7.6-12.1mm, comes in cyan, magenta or black and requires a micro-SIM.

One of the more interesting features is the NFC connectivity that is built in. You can tap the N9 to wireless speakers and play music from them, or tap two N9 phones together to transfer files seamlessly. This is the first implementation like this that will be widely available.

The new device is sports a 8-megapixel camera and comes in 16 or 64GB flavors, a AMOLED display, with the entire front of the phone being a touch screen and having no capacitive buttons at all.

Also, it has a compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor and light sensor built in, and weighs just 135g. And, of courese, it also has HTML5 support in the browser, turn by turn navigation and supports office documents out of the box.

Nokia is touting the full social networking support heavily, with Twitter and Facebook being built right into the OS, or viewable in one “stream” from the events view. In addition to this, the phone can play movies in MPEG4-SP & ASP, H.264 BP/MP, WMV9 / VC-1 and MKV formats.

According to the Nokia website, applications available from launch include Vimeo, Twitter, Skype, Facebook, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Angry Birds “Magic”, Foursquare, AP Mobile and AccuWeather with “more on the way.”

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