IntoMobile’s Official Nokia World 2009 Coverage Blog Post

IntoMobile could not make it to Nokia World this year, so instead I’ll be aggregating all the material that comes out of the show in to one blog post. It makes things easier for you, it makes things easier for us, and not being on the show floor struggling to find a decent connection is going to be highly advantageous. I’ve also taken the liberty of stickying this blog post so it will be at the top of IntoMobile from now until the end of Nokia World.

Everything you need to know, right after the jump.

The Event

What: Nokia World is primarily a business to business event. The company invites their closest partners from the mobile industry, press and a few bloggers, to show them some new hardware, update them with regards to company strategy, and get people to mingle so that a few behind closed doors deals can happen. Anyone can actually go, but a ticket is 833 Euros (700 Euros + 19% VAT).

When and Where: The first keynote begins today, on September 2nd at 09:00 Stuttgart, Germany time, and ends tomorrow, September 3rd, at 16:00.

Can I watch the keynote? Yes you can! The keynote, along with several other videos, will be streamed live on Nokia’s Events page and of course it will be archived so you can watch it at a later time and date.

What is the best way to keep track of the event in real time? Using Twitter, search for the #nw09 hash tag.

Where are you going to get your information from? Nokia’s Press Page and Nokia Conversations, along with what my buddy Rafe Blandford from All About Symbian (@AAS) and Ricky Cadden from Symbian-Guru (@rcadden) will be tweeting.

The Devices

Nokia Booklet 3G: Nokia’s first netbook. The press release was launched on August 24th and it only included these details: 10-inch glass HD ready display, 12 hours of battery life, aluminum chassis, 1.25 kilograms, slightly more than two centimeters thick, 3G/HSPA, WiFi, HDMI port, webcam, SD card reader, Bluetooth, GPS. Availability will be in Q4 of this year and the price is 575 Euros. Press photos can be seen here.

Official Specifications: 1250 grams, 264 mm x 185 mm x 19.9 mm, Intel Atom Z530 @ 1.6 GHz using the Intel Poulsbo US15W chipset, fanless, 1 GB of DDR2 memory running at 533 MHz, it’s soldered in so no upgrading, 120 GB 1.8 inch hard drive that spins at 4200 RPM, 10.1 inch screen at 1280 x 720 resolution, 16 cell 56.8 Wh Lithium Ion battery, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, 3G modem that is triband and comes in two versions: (850/1900/2100 MHz) or (900/2100 MHz), quadband GSM/EDGE, GPS, HDMI 1.2 port, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1.3 MP camera/webcam, 2 variates of keyboards: US (78 keys, 17 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke) and UK (79 keys, 16.7 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke), and finally, depending on which market you’re in, the device will either ship with: Windows 7 Starter Edition, Home Premium or Professional. Grab the PDF of the official data sheet here.



Source: TwitPic

Source: The Nokia Blog, more photos in this Flickr photo gallery.

Source: Slash Gear, who also has an impressive gallery

Nokia 5230: Ultra cheap at only 150 Euros and shipping in Q4, this device has: 3.2 inch resistive touch screen at 640 x 360 pixels, 2 megapixel camera, GPS, quadband GSM/EDGE, dual band 3.6 Mbps HSPA (three versions: (2100/900), (1900/850) and (2100/850)), 1320 mAh battery, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 111 mm x 51.7 mm x 15.5 mm with a weight of 115 grams. More specifications can be found in this data sheet: [PDF document]. Press Release.


Nokia N900: Nokia’s first device with an ARM Cortex A8 processor, running at 600 MHz, this device runs Maemo 5, will ship in October in a few select markets for 500 Euros and also has: 3.5 inch resistive touch screen at 800 × 480 pixels, 32 GB built in storage, 256 MB of RAM, GPS, WiFi, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, video recording at 848 × 480 pixels @ 25 frames per second, quadband GSM/EDGE, triband 10.2 Mbps HSPA (900/1700/2100 MHz), 110.9 mm × 59.8 mm × 19.55 mm and weighs 181 grams, 3.5 mm headphone jack and a browser built on top of Mozilla (you know it better as Firefox) technology. More specifications can be found on Nokia’s Maemo website. Press Release.



Source: Slash Gear

Source: The Nokia Blog

Nokia N97 mini: Smaller version of the Nokia N97, as the name implies, 450 Euros. It has: 3.2 inch resistive touch screen at 640 x 360 pixels, 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It is 113 mm x 52.5 mm x 14.2 mm, has a 1200 mAh battery, and 8 GB of built in storage. Press photos can be seen here. Press release. Official data sheet: [PDF document]


Source: Eldar from Mobile-Review

Source: Nokia Conversations


Nokia X6: 35 hours of music playback, 32 GB of built in memory, 3.2 inch touch screen at 640 x 360 pixels, you can only buy this device with Nokia’s “Comes with Music” service for 450 Euros when it starts shipping in Q4 of this year. It is 111 mm x 51 mm x 13.8 mm, has a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, quadband GSM/EDGE, triband WCDMA (850/1900/2100 MHz). Three games will be included: Spore, Asphalt4 and DJ Mix Tour. Press photos can be found here. Press release. Grab the official data sheet here: [PDF document]


Source: Eldar’s Live Journal



Nokia X3: S40 device, aka not a smartphone, 3.2 megapixel camera, 2.2 inch screen with 240 x 320 pixel resolution and 262,000 colors, Bluetooth 2.1, 3.5 mm headphone jack, SMS and MMS in conversational view, aka threaded messaging. It is 96 mm x 49.3 mm x 14.1 mm and has quadband GSM/EDGE. Only 115 Euros when it ships in Q4 2009. Press photos can be seen here. Press release. Grab the official data sheet here: [PDF document]


The Services

Nokia Money: Nokia’s mobile transaction service built on top of Obopay; press release launched August 26th. More details to be revealed at Nokia World.

  • Matti

    Wow OPK’s finglish has really improved.

    I can actually listen to him without feeling shame of my nationality

  • Matti

    *shame for*
    Of course I had to include bit of finglish into my own comment. ”)

    Indo-european languages are a bitch for brains programmed in finno-ugric.

  • $e@lblaighter

    Good Stefan, now you wrote about X6 too! 🙂

  • William

    X6 also known as Nokia Alvin in FCC.

  • Carl

    Shouldn’t that be *shame about*?

  • Mike

    I have been a Nokia fan for over 12 years but then I bought a Macbook and I have seen the light!!

    Microsoft/PC’s are total rubbish, I cant believe I never changed to a Mac before now.

    Then all my friends, knowing I’m a Nokia boy kept showing me their iPhones and saying how basic and dull my 5800/N97 looked.

    I then started playing around with one and then I saw the light!!

    I now have a Factory Unlocked iPhone from Italy so able to use it with my Vodafone Sim and I have to say that I love it more than any Nokia I have owned (and I’ve owned a lot!).

    Why would anyone buy a product when Windows is involved? LOL.

    It would have hurt me to say this a month or so ago, but if these are the best phones Nokia can bring out then Apple has no worries at the top end of the market.

    Apple is the future!

  • milan

    nice job with the updates stefan. will you be going to the helinski store this week to get some hands on time with the new devices and post your thoughts?

    • Stefan Constantinescu

      Are the devices going to be at the store? I don’t really know if they’re going to be so early, considering a lot of them are going to be in the prototype stage. I’d like to know … I’m pinging my friends in Finland to get more details.

  • raiderfeng

    Is the X6 equipped with the capacitive touchscreen? The device looks stunning! I want to change my 5800 to that!

    I was also surprised by the performances and UI of N900.

    The most important progress of Nokia is that it brings more and more useful services into its products.

    Nokia is doing a great job!

  • Thomson

    What I know they all be out in October Stefan, like the N900 is now avilible for preorder almost everywhere.

    The N900 look to have just a amazing browser.

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