Fancy ordering a Nokia E6 or X7 direct from Nokia? Tough. You won’t be getting those or any other Nokia goodies from its UK online store, as it’s now closed for business.
There are, however, links to “information on where to buy the latest Nokia phones and accessories, plus support for your current online order.” Thanks, Nokia.
We’re not alone, as Nokia’s equivalent site in the US closed today too. That follows the closure of the Finns’ French store at the end of May.
Slashgear recently questioned Nokia about the closures, and the manufacturer explained that SIM free retailers used to be uncommon; nowadays, though, we’re spoilt for choice, with the likes of Amazon, Play, Expansys and Clove.
That logic might hold true for us in the UK, but, as Slashgear notes, Nokia is one of the only manufacturers to fit pentaband WCDMA radios in its phones as standard, meaning Yanks can (or could) pick up a SIM free device and use it on either AT&T or T-Mobile.
Right, seriously Nokia, enough already. Leave us alone for a few days.