Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nokia N9: Licence to Lead

I almost forgot about to write about this!!!

Last September 20,2011, we (my sister and I) got an invitation from our aunt asking if we wanted to go to the Nokia Distributor Annual event on their behalf due to some matters. Of course, I quickly said yes! (since Nokia always throw the best party I've been to!) And as many of you would know, I am a certified Nokia ever since and never changed to other brand.. So for me to see the newest offering from Nokia first hand is actually a taste of what new phone I will actually own soon! hahaha..

Aptly titled as Licence to Lead 001 NOKIA with James Bond theme in mind, the event was set in Resorts World where "casinos" where set up just for the event. There were free flowing drinks, great food, and casino! Just like the James Bond movie! aylavet!
The "casino" games let everyone have specific number of chips where one can choose to play specific tables but instead of playing casino games, they set up the casino wherein people were supposed to play nokia apps such as Angry Bird, tong-its, Fruit ninja and more! Everyone gets a chance to increase the amount of their chips and trade it to choices of wide array of prizes or raffle ticket for the main event.But since we got late into the "casino" part of the event (because we weren't listening sa host!!), we only got a few chips with us and a fewer choice of prizes to choose from. We ended up some few prizes such as foldable picnic chair, a taboo game, Muji pouches and more; the rest of our chips we traded for raffle tickets- where we got 7 tix. Some people opted not to trade their chips for prizes and instead traded everything for raffle tickets since the raffle had the biggest prizes wherein phone units were being raffled off!

Anyway, Booboo for me not to take photo of the whole event. (was a bit tired since I came from school and had a really stressful day)
infront of the half million dollar glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly

Anyway, to cut the story a bit short, one of the main feature of the event is the showcase of their newest phones that would be release late this year and by next year! Nokia N9 is the main fete of the show- a smart phone which works on the MeeGo OS and the specs:
GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Announced2011, June
StatusAvailable. Released 2011, September
SIZEDimensions116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76 cc
Weight135 g
DISPLAYTypeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size480 x 854 pixels, 3.9 inches (~251 ppi pixel density)
- Gorilla glass display
- Anti-glare polariser
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
Dolby Mobile sound enhancement; Dolby Headphone support
MEMORYPhonebookPractically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call recordsYes
Internal16/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Card slotNo
DATAGPRSClass 33
EDGEClass 33
3GHSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.7 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared portNo
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, face detection, touch-focus
VideoYes, 720p@30fps, check quality
SecondaryYes
FEATURESOSMeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan
CPU1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserWAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML5, RSS feeds
RadioNo
GamesAngry Birds Magic (NFC), Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf 2011; downloadable
ColorsBlack, Cyan, Magenta, Glossy white
GPSYes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
JavaYes, MIDP 2.1
- MicroSIM card support only
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Digital compass
- TV-out
- NFC support
- Dolby Digital Plus
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/FLAC player
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Video/photo editor
- Voice memo/command/dial
- Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
Stand-byUp to 380 h (2G) / Up to 450 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 11 h (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Music playUp to 50 h

I'm not to keen of Specs feature and whatnot but when I was able to test out the unit itself, I was like: WOW, this definitely will make iPhone run for it's worth! I love the camera feature with a Carl Zeiss lens and 8MP--taking shots was like using your digital cam!

and so just like all events from Nokia, they went to raffle out some units of Nokia Phone and the last unit to be raffled out was the first ever N9 (not even in the market yet!!) and so Benoit Nalin, GM of Nokia Philippines draw out the one and only lucky stub and with 7 raffle tickets, guess who got the surprise of her life!!!!


ME!
I think me and my sister were too surprised to even know if we heard it right! But they repeated it again and again so I knew it was me!! hahaha... I was too jittery when I got to the stage since it was definitely unexpected, with so many people there and they even have more raffle tickets than us! Our lucky stars must have aligned that night!!! Boo that my sister was jittery also when she took photos when I was at the stage! Everything is blurry! hahaha Oh well!! it was definitely a fun night!

Ended the night with a concoction of James Bond Vodka Martini (shaken not stirred!) drink, yummy chocolate dessert and a good night rest at Marriott hotel!

oh this one night is for keeps!!!

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