MeeGo-based Nokia N9 smartphone: at a glance

Finnish handset maker Nokia's upcoming smartphone, the Nokia N9, will run MeeGo operating system and come equipped with several outstanding features.

The Nokia N9 will reportedly feature an advanced 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor, a 4.2-inch OLED touch-screen display, QWERTY keyboard and a whopping 12-megapixel photo snapper with xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics.

Other striking features of the smartphone include 768MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, FM radio, micro USB, HDMI output, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Speculations about the processor were triggered by a report published in the Finnish website Prosessori, which claims that the Nokia N9 will have an Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.2GHz.

MeeGo, which has been the created by merging Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin projects, is a new open source operating system on Linux backed by Nokia, Novell, Intel and the Linux Foundation. It was first introduced at the Mobile World Congress in 2010.

MeeGo-based N9 is expected to hit store shelves in February this year.