Nokia N9 pops up on Nokia Italy site, lifting hopes for a UK launch

Nokia N9 pops up on Nokia Italy site, lifting hopes for a UK launchTo 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

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6 comments

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 15, 2011 at 10:42

Stelph  Jul. 15, 2011 at 13:29

Until theres a price announced im not pre-ordering anythung (especially from Expansys who are often well overpricing their products!)

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 15, 2011 at 13:51

true. and doesn't mean they'll actually get it!

seanscholes  Jul. 15, 2011 at 20:40

I am in the UK and I will just buy it from play.com
I love the fact it's linux and can run all sorts of apps from android to webos hows that.

equ  Jul. 16, 2011 at 13:52

The previews look really good. Going to hold on untill I see full reviews though

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 17, 2011 at 10:45

Seanscholes,
I hope the webOS and Android app compatibility will materialise. HP's Playbook and Pre3 were both supposed to come with an Android vm... No-go, as of yet.
The linux-based Maemo Nokia N900 can run some webOS apps. But it's not for the casual spontaneous everyday consumer.
I reckon Nokia will 'port' a handful of popular apps, but full compatibility will be up to the modders.
Hopefully, I'm wrong.

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