updated 06:00 pm EDT, Sun June 26, 2011
Nokia N950 appears at FCC
Nokia's N950 developer phone has already surfaced in an FCC filing (note: link may not work) that shows it already close to being available in the US. The MeeGo phone, once thought to be the N9 and even showing the N9 name, has the familiar sliding, tilting QWERTY keyboard of numerous leaks. A look at the back has shown that it may be a partial upgrade over the actual N9 with a 12-megapixel autofocusing camera instead of the eight-megapixel model it normally uses.
The FCC doesn't discuss many of the internal components. Nokia has already gone on record as saying the N950 will have a four-inch, 480x854 LCD, a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and 1GB of RAM. Developers won't have the option of testing the N9's Bluetooth 4.0 as the N950 only has a more conventional Bluetooth 2.1.
The device doesn't have a definite release date but will likely concentrate on those building MeeGo apps or otherwise using Nokia's Qt framework to write code. N9 buyers will have access to their phone as soon as September. [via My Nokia Blog]