Video: Swipe down to close app in Nokia N9 – Australia first to launch N9?

| July 17, 2011 | 30 Replies



We haven’t had a Nokia N9 demo in a while. This one comes from techgeek

It’s difficult not to fall in love with MeeGo-Harmattan. Especially after it looks to deliver in software all of Nokia fans’ hopes.

As seen in some other videos, but not really highlighted, closing an application is easy. There’s X buttons (if you long press) or you can SWIPE DOWN from the top of the screen. As you’ll see in multitask view, that’s not simply just multitasking (as that would put it in the top left).

So Swipes:

  • Down to kill app
  • Up for quick bar (make call in any app, no need for green call button or home button)
  •  Swipe from edge (to bring up multitasking)

It’s all very intuitive. If it works like this everywhere (as it would seem to suggest), then there’s no hunting for X buttons or long pressing or double clicking for multitasking or having to press home etc.

Something else they note is that  “Australia will be the first market to launch this phone”.

For the other hands on, check out the wave of posts:


If that’s not enough to satisfy your Nokia N9 cravings, there’s still 8 to be won with N9Seconds. This might hurt your head, as everyone has been saying (the last 8 seem terribly difficult – so difficult that Nokia has to give us clues on Monday)

If you’re a Swede, you’re in luck as you can be one of 30 to test and keep your N9.

techgeek via nokiagadgets
cheers for the tip, meh!


Category: MeeGo, Nokia, Nseries, Video

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