Cancelled Nokia N9 successor shown off in leaked images

Yet another leak has come from the Nokia camp, but this time it's what could have been rather than what will be. According to The Nokia Blog, this was going to be successor to the Nokia N9 Meego device, named the Nokia Lauta (possibly a codename). It looks almost identical to the N9 except for that rather cool-looking slide out keyboard, and it's highly likely it would have been released if Nokia hadn't gone down the Windows Phone path. Of course, the device also shares its looks with the Lumia 800 and 900 Windows Phone devices.

The specs of the device are apparently identical to the N9 with a 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, a 3.9" "Clear Black" AMOLED display (854 × 480), an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a VGA front camera. From the images, it also appears that the device is fully functional. 

Source: The Nokia Blog

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It has icons Apple will sue they come up with icons. Also its a phone so again apple will sue they made the phone. Its also rectangular in shape, again apple come up with this idea first.

this is completely incorrect. this is the successor to the n900, not the n9. the n9 was suppose to be the successor to the n900 but it got scrapped into another design (the current one) and this one was put on hold. put on hold so much, that most people went android.

this phone at some time or another will launch.

a decent qwerty phone, sigh it could be an awesome phone... too abd now everyones want to be bigger iphones...

It's a shame Nokia killed off the platform. MeeGo on the N9 was (and still is) an amazing platform and the only one with true, proper multitasking. It was fast, looked amazing and extremely easy to use.

It's too bad Google didn't adopted that interface for Android. Sure looked a whole of lot better than Android.

.Neo said,
It's too bad Google didn't adopted that interface for Android. Sure looked a whole of lot better than Android.

Then there would be no Android if Google adopted the interface. It would just be another MeeGo device at that point.

And apparently a lot of people like the look of Android over MeeGo.

techbeck said,
Then there would be no Android if Google adopted the interface. It would just be another MeeGo device at that point.

I don't follow you. There were no MeeGo devices beyond de N9.

techbeck said,
And apparently a lot of people like the look of Android over MeeGo.

I was stating my own opinion so what others think isn't really relevant to me.

.Neo said,

I was stating my own opinion so what others think isn't really relevant to me.

So what, you only listen to yourself and never converse with anyone about other ideas and views? Well ok then.

Ambroos said,
It's a shame Nokia killed off the platform. MeeGo on the N9 was (and still is) an amazing platform and the only one with true, proper multitasking. It was fast, looked amazing and extremely easy to use.

Yeah, I remember how everyone thought it looked awesome and then it was gone. :-(

techbeck said,
So what, you only listen to yourself and never converse with anyone about other ideas and views? Well ok then.

The fact I prefer MeeGo's interface over Android's really isn't something I feel the need to have a debate about. If others like the Android look 'n' feel more, that's fine too. Next to that what you said was trivial at best since the same can be said the other way around: A lot of people like the look of MeeGo over Android. It doesn't hold much substance.

Edited by .Neo, Sep 5 2012, 11:50am :

How did you gather this was meant as a "successor" rather than just another model in the N9 lineup? The specs being identical suggests the latter.

First off, the N8 has Symbian, the N9 has MeeGo. Secondly, the N9 had a successor, sort of, a developer version of the N9, the N950 also running MeeGo. That look is similar to the n950 but also the E7 (Symbian) so it could probably be called the E8 or E9, maybe.

Also for the soruce you have "The Nokia Blog"somehow imlying it is an official blog. NO, it's just mynokiablog.com (not even a "the" in the name)

Do some friggin minimal fact checking, before releasing articles.

Edited by LauRoman, Sep 4 2012, 10:30pm :

LauRoman said,
First off, the N8 has Symbian, the N9 has MeeGo. Secondly, the N9 had a successor, sort of, a developer version of the N9, the N950 also running MeeGo. That look is similar to the n950 but also the E7 (Symbian) so it could probably be called the E8 or E9, maybe.

Do some friggin fact checking.

Yeah, Symbian part was a mistake. I don't really think a developer version is a sucessor, but that is personal preference.

xstex said,

Yeah, Symbian part was a mistake. I don't really think a developer version is a sucessor, but that is personal preference.
Maybe, but it was available from other places than Nokia. Ubuntu community leader, Jono Bacon, gave a few as prizes in a relatively recent competition (not sure if the phones belonged to Canonical or Jono).

Also this article doesn't say if this pictured cancelled phone has Symbian or MeeGo. Nokia (Symbian) Belle looks a lot like MeeGo, but seeing as there is no bottom menu bar i suspect this is a MeeGo phone, basically making it an "official n950" or possibly a new iteration of Symbian.

I could be wrong tho.

@The author
According to The Nokia Blog, this was going to be successor to the Nokia N9 Symbian device

N9 was not symbiam but Meego device...

Reminds me of the N97, amazing phone and the keyboard was actually a good addition

Its a shame something like this never made it to the Lumia series

Indeed, you can really see where the Lumia 800 and 900 got their looks. Though I'm kind of glad this didn't come out, that UI looks incredibly dull, though I do like the idea of a slide out keyboard like that if it didn't add anything (or at least not much) to the thickness.

thealexweb said,
Pretty funky, maybe a slight change of colours needed but still interesting.

Agreed. The red is a bit garish. The keyboard also looks very similar to what Microsoft was showing off with surface. Perhaps just a coincidence.

It's a shame Nokia and Elop didn't have the foresight to hedge their bets and develop both Meego/Tizen and WP devices.