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What can we expect from Nokia World next week?

What can we expect from Nokia World next week?I am pretty dang excited about attending my first Nokia World in London next week, even if it is costing me the last 4o hours of my vacation from my day job and a couple thousand dollars in travel costs. I love checking out new smartphones and since Nokia makes some of the best in the world there is plenty to get fired up about for a fan of Nokia devices. FoneArena put together a post that brings together all the latest rumored devices and I am pretty sure we are going to see at least a couple of these next week.

The post list the following rumored devices:

  • Nokia N9, first MeeGo device
  • Nokia E7, Symbian^3 slider smartphone that looks like a N8 with QWERTY keyboard
  • Nokia C7, Symbian^3 smartphone, mid-range device
  • Nokia C6-01, Symbian^3 version of C6 with 8 megapixel camera

One device I know I will for sure finally get a chance to try out is the Nokia N8. If they have them on sale in the UK, not likely, I may buy my own model there instead of waiting for the probable end of September availability of my pre-ordered N8.

Is the Nokia N9 the next flagship product?

Nokia has been pretty clear that the upcoming Nokia N8 device is NOT its next flagship product. That said, we haven’t heard any official word about what actually is the next flagship to follow the Nokia N97. I am hoping we hear something about this at Nokia World in a few weeks and according to what was posted by Clinton Jeff on ZOMGitsCj it may just be the Nokia N9 MeeGo device. If it is, then that will be quite exciting as these leaked pictures show a device with a QWERTY keyboard that reminds me a lot of my MacBook Pro keyboard. You know if it runs MeeGo then I will be buying one to replace my N900. It is pretty clear this is an actual Nokia N9, but it still is not clear if this is some kind of prototype or if it is the real deal.

Is the Nokia N9 the next flagship product?Credit: ZOMGitsCj

It looks like it builds on the N8 metal form factor with that cool N97/N97 mini slide and tilt up display. The keyboard looks awesome to me with well spaced keys, large space bar, directional arrows, dual Shift keys, and more. I WANT THIS, do you?

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