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Nokia N9 Revived as N9-01; Eldar Testing It, Prices the Device at EUR 500

Mr. Eldar Murtazin is claiming on Twitter that the N9 is not totally dead as we’ve learned two days ago, but rather reshaped into the improved N9-01. Eldar also detailed the new naming scheme applied by Nokia, which you’ll find out after the break.

As far as the N9-01 tests at Mr. Murtazin’s HQ are concerned, this device consumed 50% of its battery in just one hour. Remember, that this is a mere prototype, its speed is OK and the camera is quite good. The price, according to the Mobile Review editor in chief should be 500 EUR. It’s a bit too much, but with a carrier subsidy, it should be OK.

Now to the naming convention: Nokia names its handsets Nx-00, Nx-01, Nx-02 etc, with the N standing for the Series (Nseries, Xseries, Eseries, Cseries, Sseries) and the x being the position on the portofolio. This happened to the Nokia C6-00 and C6-01 for example, with the first having the chance to be discontinued, while the C6-01 still sells.

We’re supposed to believe that the N9-01 is better than the N9 and that more models should be coming. Eldar concludes his new article claiming the he also received a bunch of other mid-range Nokia handsets. We’ll be back with more info soon!