Nokia’s new all-screen N9 phone, the product of its ill-fated collaboration with Intel on the open sourced Meego operating system, is here.
Most mobile analysts will tell you it’s embarrassingly late. But the man who designed it, Marko Ahtisaari, is scoffing. Nokia has simply been working on making it perfect. “Late compared to what?” he said last week from a sun-lit canteen for Nokia’s design team at its headquarters in Helskinki. “We’re launching this phone exactly when we want to.”