MeeGo fans hold on to your hats, things are about to get real. The countdown to the Nokia N9 release is literally ticking - with the Nokia site in Sweden stating that a 23 September release date is on the cards.

The N9 packs a 3.9-inch, 854x480, 2.5D curved display and has scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla glass.

On the connectivity front you'll get NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 3G and HSDPA options. Other specs include 1GB of RAM, a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 processor, an orientation sensor (accelerometer) a compass, a proximity sensor and an ambient light detector.

Talk time is 11 hours and there's 450 hours of standby. Video playback is around 4.5 hours and music playback is a whopping 50 hours. 

The Nokia N9 will be available in three colours - black, cyan, and magenta - with storage options to accommodate plenty of content; 16GB or 64GB.

There's no word yet whether the 23 September date is Europe wide, we'll let you know as soon as we do.

In the meantime, check out our Nokia N9 hands-on