Nokia N9: 64GB pre-orders sell out completely

Nokia N9: 64GB pre-orders sell out completelyAttention, RIM, HP. This is how you make a phone that people actually want.

It goes something like this: make average phones for ages. Then take just as long to finally finish making a good one. Then turn your back on that phone, and its operating system. Then release it anyway – but only in some places. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Nokia N9.

And we'll say it right now – if there's any bitterness there it's simply because the UK is one of those areas not getting the elusive handset, because Nokia doesn't want to interfere with the potential impact of the first Windows Phone-powered Nokia.

Which by extension means anyone currently seeing the N9 on the shelves may not be getting the Microsoft-fuelled alternative coming up.

But it says plenty about the N9 which way around most people would prefer it – though to be fair it might be a lot to do with the choice of a phone that isn't on sale yet versus one that is (even if only in pre-order form).

Or was, we should say – which is the whole point we're getting to here. Seems like all stocks of the 64GB N9 have been completely pre-ordered up in Nokia's home country of Finland, and we'd imagine other countries will follow a similar pattern.

Of course, Nokia has also hinted that the N9 will only get a limited production run too, which can't be doing demand any harm.

Which is our last piece of advice to the companies behind all those under-performing rivals: don't make so damn many of them. Well, maybe a few more HP Pre3s, please...

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2011 at 11:13

Isn't Emma on hols in Finland, and isn't she buying presents for her crew? #yay

I think I pre-ordered in about 6 different places already. But dang, I never thought about flying to Finland
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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2011 at 12:40

How much are they going for? Might have to have a look on eBay when they're released, if I don't like it all I'll lose is eBay fees, by the sounds of how popular it is.

Betas  Sep. 18, 2011 at 14:40

Supposedly about 600 euro pre-tax in Sweeden. Was holding out for an N9 but not wanting to splash out 500 quid or so for an imported one, not matter how unique it would have been.
Very disappointed by Nokia but seems they must have agreed with MS that they would not sell non-Symbian or WP phones in the US, UK and Germany - probably to justify their move to WP7 - Symbian Belle is gorgeous and delivers the UI improvement needed for S^3 devices, albeit late.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2011 at 22:00

Thanks for the info, Betas :)

kamphanga  Sep. 18, 2011 at 23:53

What should we do with nokia,nothing we can do.I myself i like nokia than any other phone,N9 looks like is only phone that can make almost everyone happy expecie... Those who love these phone. Hear this we are here for nokia let us buy this although somehow we just weast money it is fine use your money because u dont know when u shall die myself i had N73,N90N6210, N5230 then n97 mini,N8 now E7 now my ayes is checking onto N9 64gig although it wont be easy get this phone just because pple will be buying alot while the company didnt make alot of this phone any way i have to wait for while and see

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 19, 2011 at 11:44

amen :)

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