How Nokia N95 almost returned as a sliding phone running Android

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In recent years, HMD Global has revived some of Nokia’s most popular smartphones from the past by equipping them with the technologies of the present. The most iconic return could’ve come in the form of the Nokia N95 reboot — but the project was cancelled due to technical limitations.

Launched in 2007, the Nokia N95 was in a league of its own in terms of performance and the feature set. It was one of the earliest smartphones to exist with a proper operating system, an app store, actually being able to multi-task, along with support for Wi-Fi. It also had an interesting sliding design that revealed the keypad when slid up and media controls when slid down. Of course, the launch of the iPhone in the subsequent months rained on its parade, but few will argue that the Nokia N95 wasn’t one for the history books.

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