Smartphones come and go and while briefly interesting at first, most tend to blend into the crowd once announced. Not so the Nokia N9.
Nokia’s one-and-only MeeGo powered phone is a phone which continues to interest us and now we have been given a launch date, we’re even more eager to get our hands on the handset.
On Nokia’s Swedish website a countdown timer has appeared above a picture of the N9 with the tag line: “All it takes is a swipe.” The countdown timer is at 49 days at the moment, pointing to a launch date of 23 September at 10am. However a corresponding countdown timer doesn’t exist on the .com version of the Nokia site, which could mean that the N9 will only launch in Sweden on that date.
As we reported already, it seems as if the N9 will only be available in a limited number of countries – 23 to be exact. And major markets like the UK, US, France, Spain, Italy and Germany have not been included in this list.
With very positive early response to the N9 handset from those who managed to get their hands on one, it would be a shame if only a few people got to use this intriguing handset.
With Nokia putting all its weight behind its first Windows Phone handset, we fear that the N9 could go the way of the Dodo very quickly and we may never get our hands on the MeeGo device.
Source: Nokia Sweden