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Nokia mounts smartphone fightback with N9 launch

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By John Glenday, Reporter

October 26, 2011 | 1 min read

Nokia, the mobile phone giant seeming locked in terminal decline, is seeking to reverse its fading fortunes with the launch of its N9 smartphone.

The slim line phone is distinguished in the market by a lack of any buttons on the front pane, with functionality of the “home” button transferred to a swipe function where the user can swipe right to see all open windows and left to see all social media and message updates.

Swiping to the top meanwhile brings up a menu bar whilst drawing tour finger down will hide whichever window is currently open to return later.

Behind these navigational innovations lies a top spec 1GHz processor and 3.9inch AOLED display.

Weighing against the N9 however is its support of the MeeGo operating system, software which Nokia have already declared to be defunct as they pursue a partnership with Microsoft to install the Windows Phone OS on all future devices.

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