Nokia N9 officially launched in Pakistan at a bloggers event in Karachi

Ammar Malik
Dec 14, 2011

A bloggers event held at the Shareton Hotel Karachi on the 12th of December marked the official launch of Nokia N9 in Pakistan. The exclusive event was attended by bloggers in Karachi as well as from other cities of Pakistan. The phone is available in Black, Cyan and Magenta colors and will be available from all Nokia distributors in Pakistan for the price of 52,000Rs for the 16GB version.

Nokia N9 is a first of its kind smartphone that comes with the Meego Harmatten OS. The phone’s unique features include the absence of any physical buttons (except power/volume) and the swipe gestures through out the OS. To move between the three home screens, simply swipe from the edge of the screen. Swiping from within the apps will take you back to the home screen. N9 also offers fantastic multitasking with the available 1GB of RAM. This ensures you can run as many as 30 applications or more in the background live.

Nokia didn’t stop there. N9 is the first phone that is built using a monobody polycarbonate. The body is precision-machined which translates into a seamless transition from the screen to the body. The front consists entirely of a beautiful Clear Black AMOLED screen which measures at 3.9″ with the resolution of 480×854. This results in deep blacks and vivid colors.



The Nokia N9: a unique all-screen smartphone

Introducing a simple swipe gesture, Nokia N9 is a stunning blend of design and the latest in
smartphone technology

Karachi – 12th December 2011: Nokia recently hosted an exclusive preview of the Nokia N9, built for
people who appreciate a stunning blend of design and the latest smartphone technology. The event
was held at a local hotel and gathered top-notch technology enthusiasts from across Pakistan.

The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple
gesture: a swipe. Whenever you’re in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes
you home. The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most
important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social
networks, and switching between activities.

The industrial design of the Nokia N9 is an example of extreme product making and craft. The body
is precision-machined from a single piece of polycarbonate and flows seamlessly into beautiful
curved glass. The laminated deep black display means that the user interface just floats on the
surface of the product.

“With the Nokia N9, we wanted to design a better way to use a phone. To do this we innovated in the
design of the hardware and software together. We reinvented the home key with a simple gesture:
a swipe from the edge of the screen. The experience sets a new bar for how natural technology
can feel,” said Henri Mattila, Solution Marketing Manager, Middle East & Africa (MEA), Nokia. “And
this is just the beginning. The details that make the Nokia N9 unique – the industrial design, the all-
screen user experience, and the expressive Qt framework for developers – will evolve in future Nokia

The Nokia N9 also packs the latest in camera, navigation and audio technology for a great all-
round experience. With no need for a home key, the all-screen Nokia N9 makes more room for
apps to shine. The 3.9-inch AMOLED screen is made from scratch-resistant curved glass. The
polycarbonate body enables superior antenna performance. This means better reception, better
voice quality and fewer dropped calls.

The 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, wide-angle lens, HD-quality video capture and large
lens aperture enable great camera performance even in lowlighting conditions. This makes the Nokia
N9 one of the best camera-phones ever produced.

The Nokia N9 features free turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps. With
the new dedicated Drive app, you can get in the car and start navigating to your destination right
away when travelling abroad.

You can watch videos in true 16:9 widescreen format. And because the Nokia N9 is also the

world’s first smartphone with Dolby® Digital Plus decoding and Dolby Headphone post-processing
technology, you get a surround sound experience with any set of headphones.

Fitted with the latest in wireless technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), the Nokia N9 allows
you to easily share images and videos between devices by touching them together. Pair it with
Bluetooth accessories like the new NFC-enabled Nokia Play 360° wireless music speaker only once,
and you get a great surround sound music experience with just a tap.

The Nokia N9 is available in three colors – black, cyan, and magenta with storage options to
accommodate plenty of content: 16GB and 64GB. The Nokia N9 is available with Nokia distributors
across Pakistan.