At first glance, the Nokia N9 may look pretty familiar. The phone shares an almost identical form-factor to the Nokia Lumia 800 Jon reviewed last week, while taking away the buttons at the bottom of the screen and adding a forward-facing VGA camera. The phone is Nokia’s first, and likely last and only MeeGo device and is definitely a beauty to look at.

Even though we’re not going to see the N9 here in the US (unless you’re up for purchasing a high-dollar unlocked version) the folks at Nokia were nice enough to send me a review unit to take for a test spin. I’m a huge fan of the N9, not only in how it looks – but how MeeGo allows the handset to function as a compete touchscreen device. It’s a pretty sleek looking UI, and one I almost immediately fell in love with.

Check out this photo gallery of the N9 and Meego in action. If you need a little more MeeGo in your life I also shot a video a few weeks ago at Nokia World of the OS.

What do you think? Anyone thinking about snagging one of these unlocked?

This post is part of our Visualized series, be sure to check out our other posts showing off consumer electronics from various angles to help with your buying decisions.