Nokia N9 flashes good looks, impressive MeeGo in our hands-on video

We wrap our sticky, jam covered hands around the Nokia N9 to see if its attractive looks can persuade people to spend their cash on its MeeGo software

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. 

Make sure you check out our full preview and let us know what you think of it in the comments or over on our official Facebook page. It's got a kitten on it now. We're so happy.

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Andrew is a senior editor at CNET and has always been fascinated by tech. When not getting up close and personal with the latest phones, he can normally be found with his camera in hand, behind his drums or eating his stash of home-cooked food. Sometimes all at once.

 

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