Nokia has launched its Nokia N9 smartphone which will take you to the home page with a swipe on the edge of its completely flat screen interface.

The interface is designed to give quick multi-task access to apps, notifications, social networks and switching between activities, Nokia said.

The operating system, a highly touted aspect of Apple and competitors’ phones, was not as highly featured in the Nokia phone. Nokia’s N9 runs on the MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan operating system.

The device, which includes a camera features curved glass and a single piece of polycarbonate.

“We reinvented the home key with a simple gesture: a swipe from the edge of the screen. The experience sets a new bar for how natural technology can feel, said Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia's head of Design.

Ahtisaari said the phones features, such as design, all-screen user experience and the Qt framework for developers would evolve in future products.

The screen in a 3.9 inch AMOLED screen, an 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor which can shoot HD-quality video and “great” lowlighting camera performance.

Software includes a turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation with voice guidance in Maps. The phone also features Dolby Digital Plus decoding, a first for smart phones.

Technology known as Near Field Communication will allow for sharing of images and videos between devices by touching them together.

Colors will come in black, cyan, and magenta. Storage options will be 16GB or 64 GB. Local pricing and availability will be made known later in the year.