Video: Nokia N9 Blue unboxing and hands on with MeeGo-Harmattan

| September 26, 2011 | 35 Replies

This is only the second unboxing of the N9 I’ve seen. This one is the blue N9 – which looks great coming out of that snazzy blue box.


This video is by  , we’ve seen his videos before previewing many other Nokia phones quite early – the N8 and E7 come to mind.

Video is in Arabic – he often does two videos, one in English the other in Arabic – though he may not have done an english version this time, but unboxings rarely need spoken voice anyway.

  • Checking out the microSIM is pretty interesting.
  • Screen looks gorgeous when playing back video.
  • Check out the blue Nokia Store (though still labelled Ovi there)

Cheers to Nabkawe  for the tip.





Category: Maemo, MeeGo, Nokia, Nseries, Unboxing, Video

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  • blub

    Is there a cover in every box?

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      I don’t remember seeing that with the Greek unboxing

  • N8ownerwantingtobuyN9

    Will the N9 get the same kind of lockscreen stuff we can do on Symbian Anna/Belle?

    I can’t live without the Nokia Sleeping Screen notifications!!!!!

    • Mendax

      Not sure about the different Sleeping Screen ‘images’ (insects, leaf, skyline, etc), but I’ve seen videos where notifications (SMS, e-mail, missed calls) are displayed under the clock in sleep mode.

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      N9 has it’s own Screen Saver Notification System. Sleeping Screen has been ported (minimal success showing the lines of code behind the clock, yet looking quite cool). Although the port is nowhere near official.

    • jdjd

      there is a app called “mymove” which let you open applications by using multitouch gestures everywhere including lockscreen! checkout

      and why no post in MNB about the great n9 app “Peregrine” which features video calling”

      • N8ownerwantingtobuyN9


  • razer

    wooooow great
    he said anuthor video coming up (9 video)
    every day one video from now
    wooow i cant wait for the other

  • saeed

    he said that he will make nine videos , one every day so check them out

  • eMad

    He says he’s going to make 9 videos, including ones on the browser, social networking, store, and apps/games

  • karam

    alright alright we got it, 9 videos this is 1/9. geeeeez.

    • Ali Abdulla

      was gonna type exactly that

  • Blackidea

    is it true that the N9 will produced only 92000 unit?
    That’s insane decision.
    Nokia have the true contender to iphone and droid but not to mass marketed it is really really insane

    • Mendax

      No, Eldar likes to spread rumours. The 92,000 quota was for the N950, which makes sense, because Nokia ended up giving it to developers.

      • rueaka

        Sorry but the N950 dev program was about 1k units (I miss the exact numbers but I think I’ve seen them on mnk). On those units, some were given to free software devs through and the others to commercial devs. It’s unlikely that more N950 were produced. 92k was maybe the number of N950 initially planned to be produced.

        On another side : on the Nokia Conversations blog, as an answer to a comment, a nokia member said that it takes 1 hour to Nokia to reconfigure a factory and change the model produced. So, such a number is just initial number : they will likely increase this number if there is a shortage of N9, especially if Nokia WP don’t sell (they will try to use factory at 100% of production caps, and would have better time to do it with -very- high profit margin phones)

  • jonnyjl

    Sigh, too bad Nokia doesn’t like selling their products to people who want it.

    US is going to be left out in the cold, though I guess that is par for the course for Nokia.

    I still don’t even have the Anna update on a bought straight from Nokia N8.

    • Mendax

      While the N9 won’t be available through the Nokia website, you can purchase it from any number of online retailers, like Expansys.

      Just wanted to dispel the notion that it will be impossible to get your hands on one if your country isn’t on the “list”.

      I got my last two Nokias this way and still had full warranty.

      • jonnyjl

        Expansys :\ I’ll be more impressed if they allow Amazon to sell it.

        • Mendax

          I remember seeing plans for Amazon selling it (a link posted on GSMArena). They already have N9 cases for sale and they also have every other Nokia model, so I’d say that’s a thumbs up.

          • dalago

            Also, there are N9s published on Amazon:

            Not available right now, but…

            So, there are some chances for us, to get an N9…

            • jonnyjl

              I thought that was due to some seller (like fake seller) listing on Amazon.

              Anyways, if Amazon does sell it, I think I’m 99% sure I’ll buy it. There’s some things that give me pause (like no MicroSD and the new Security Model), but this will be my last Nokia for awhile, especially if they keep their WP plans.

              I’ll wait until WP is actually impressive (yes I’ve used it).

              • Dalago


                Just hope to see the N9 at Amazon or Ebay 😀

                Well, I will not miss the MicroSD slot, even 16GB are good to me. But New Security Model? what is that?

                If MeeGo finally dead, hope Microsoft will enhace their WP, maybe 8th edition impress us. I Don’t hate WP7, but, right now, it’s not for me.


  • Khalid PhoeniX

    Jay check your twitter ? 🙁 no tip for me ? lol

    • Khalid PhoeniX

      Ray there will be An English version sooner or later don’t u worry 🙂

  • Fanel

    I’m reaching a point where I’m willing to kill to get my hands on this phone. I kid but seriously, how are these people getting their hands on retail units?

  • Damn! Where is my N9???

  • et3rnal

    he said there will be 9 videos, so expect 8 more 🙂 u can use this twitter hash #N9KSA to follow or ask 🙂

  • Hmm, he apparently said the firmware in the phone he’s demoing is the same version that will be released to consumers next month. Makes you wonder then why the device isn’t being released earlier.


    So no USB on the go cable as with the N8 then? Any idea if the N8’s would work in the N9?

  • DAEX27

    It is a good phone.

  • Grazy

    Looks like a UK power adpator! I have ordered mine from Expansys, I’m hoping theres will come with a UK plug!

  • masood.akhter

    Am sick and tired of nokia naming ther phones by numbers! E.g n8,n9,c06,1800,8210,n95. You know wat i mean. Grow up! Make it simple like.iphone,samsung galaxy,ht desire. The new nokia windows phone sounds good SEARAY. Come on nokia move with the times! How would use like it if all nokia staff wer called by numbers lol. Not by ther real names. Jesus crist even dogs are given names.

    • blackidea

      If you want to know the name of Nokia device
      simply open Z:\sys\data and there are 3 txt
      Open the file and you will see the device name on
      the beginning of paragraph.
      N8 is VASCO.

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