We rather liked the look of the Nokia N9 -- even with its undeniably garish colours -- but we weren't too sure about Nokia's choice to load it with its already extinct MeeGo software. We get a closer look at what this handset offers in this hands-on video.
The N9 is a phone that definitely looks good in the hand. It's machined out of a single piece of polycarbonate that curves seductively at the edges, joining seamlessly to a curved 3.9-inch screen. There are no buttons on the front of the N9 -- the screen takes up its entire face.
We are actually quite taken with MeeGo. It looks and runs smoothly on the handset. MeeGo makes use of three separate home screens -- one showing all installed apps, one showing notifications, and one showing currently open apps.
Sadly, the N9 is likely to be the only phone to ship with MeeGo software. If this is the case, then don't expect developers to spend any time in creating apps for the platform -- they'll be spending their time with Android and Windows Phone.