A TV ad for the aborted Nokia N9 has cropped up online, giving smartfans a glimpse of Nokia’s future if it hadn’t hooked up with Microsoft.
Check out the clip for yourself below
Nokia scrapped plans for what was purported to be the next in its NSeries of handsets and supposedly the first to run its much-touted MeeGo OS after inking a deal with the Big M to make phones running its proprietary Windows Phone 7 platform.
The clip, which was sourced by PocketNow.com, confirms much of what we could have pretty much guessed about the phone, such as the slide-out keyboard that’s become the hallmark of the NSeries range and a 12-megapixel snapper.
But we do get a good look at the much-rumoured super crisp virtual panel and the recently rebranded Ovi Suite of services. Somewhat surprisingly, although we get a gander at what seems to be a clean and smart UI, it’s not abundantly clear whether it’s MeeGo that we’re looking or the soon to land Anna update for Symbian.
Whether the phone would’ve saved Nokia’s status at the top table of smartphone makers is something we’ll just never know - unless those highly dubious rumours that it's back on Nokia's handset roadmap are true, that is. But it’s fascinating to think what might’ve been even so.