Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop unveiled a new smartphone on Tuesday that uses software the firm plans to ditch, a move analysts said would probably condemn the device to obscurity.
The model - Nokia's first and last to use MeeGo - can be navigated by a single finger swipe thanks to an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe.
Whenever you're in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home.
The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities.
Image: Nokia's Chief Executive Stephen Elop speaks with a projected image of the new Nokia N9 phone in the background during a press briefing on the sidelines of CommunicAsia 2011
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