If you’re a masochist, or someone who simply likes buying dead technology, the Nokia N9 ($TBA) should be on your cell phone short list for 2011. Running the latest version of MeeGo — an OS that’s already been left for dead — and sporting a suspiciously stacked spec sheet that includes a 16:9, 3.9-inch AMOLED screen, an eight-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor and wide-angle lens, NFC technology, Dolby Headphone and Dolby Digital Plus support, and either 16GB or 64GB of internal storage, it’s the anti-establishment handset of the year. Oh, and the entire interface can be navigated with just the swipe of a finger! How novel.

Uncrate on the new Nokia N9.

Not that I don’t concur with what they are saying, but when has Uncrate become so snarky? — I like it.

To be honest though, the design is oddly appealing, reminds me of LEGOs. that on the other hand reinforces the feeling that this phone would be best marketed as a toy.

Alex Hoffmann @mangochutney