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Nokia unveils company-saving cellphone the N9 – and, er, it's a bit like an iPhone

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Nokia-N9-smartphoneCELLPHONE giant Nokia, which recently announced miserable annual figures, has unveiled a new  flagship phone called the N9 which it hopes will restore the company's fortunes.

 

The Nokia N9 is an all-screen phone which a gives a significant nod to the all-conquering Apple iPhone.

The N9 offers an 8mp camera, near-field communication technology and up to 64gb of storage as well as Nokia’s standard turn-by-turn navigation software.

But no Windows.

Nokia fans hoping for the long-awaited  Windows Phone will have to wait a bit longer – at least until the end of 2012.

Despite this Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop reckons it's the dawn of a new era.

He said:  “Earlier this year, we outlined a comprehensive strategy to change our course.

Innovation is at the heart of our strategy, and today we took important steps to demonstrate a new pace of innovation at Nokia. It's the beginning of a new era for Nokia.”

The N9  uses an iPhone inspired ‘all-screen’ design and replaces a home button with a universal ‘swipe’ gesture that takes users back to the devices main screen from wherever they are in its operating system.

Earlier this month Nokia announced significantly reduced profits and operating margins, which sent its share prices further down.

Nokia bosses are now hoping to open up new markets in the developing world.


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