To the casual observer the Nokia N9 is everything Nokia fans have been waiting for. It looks great, offers decent performance and – above all – an OS that can actually hold its head up high.
Just the two problems, though: that OS is the discarded MeeGo, and despite today's news that Nokia Italy has stuck the handset up in full detail, we still don't actually know if it'll be landing in the UK at all.
When the N9 was announced in Singapore last month, 23 countries were listed as debut release markets, but the UK, the US and a couple of other key markets were missing from the list.
The good news, however – and what makes the Nokia Italy news worth reporting – is that Italy was one of those key markets, suggesting that the original list may have been either not final, or not complete.
That means – in case you still haven't picked up the point – that despite the UK not being on that original list, there's still no reason to believe we won't be seeing Nokia's MeeGo-powered good looker launching here all the same.
Via Phone Arena