Nokia N9: Out in Sept - can we wait?

Nokia N9: Out in Sept - can we wait?If you're eagerly awaiting Nokia's first - and probably final - foray into MeeGo territory then we have good news for you: it looks like the N9 release date has finally been set for September 15th. In Switzerland, anyway.

Orange has put up a holding page advising those wanting to get their hands on Nokia's elusive protege of the mid-September launch date, though as yet there's no pre-ordering facility that we can see.

It follows our story last week where we revealed the N9 would be available on August 19th for the equivalent of around £420. That was based on an announcement from Nokia Russia and a Kazakh retailer which had added the N9 to its list of products.

For those not familiar with the N9, it's due to be Nokia's latest flagship - with all the bells and whistles one would expect including an 8MP camera.

The icing on the cake, for some anyway, will be the first outing for the MeeGo OS. But it'll be a bittersweet launch for fans of the open-source OS, as after starting work on the Nokia N9 Nokia made a very public about-turn to embrace Microsoft's Windows Phone platform back in February.

We predict that the N9 will be a massive hit with Nokia fanboys - that's based on reviews of the handset which make it look like a truly engaging piece of kit.

But with an OS that has been consigned to the gallows before it was even born in the mainstream consumer's eye, we can't help thinking developers and niche owners may be the only ones who'll snap one up.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 2, 2011 at 07:34

Well, rumour has it that Nokia have an event on August 17 - a possible official Sea Ray launch. And whether that is true or yes, I doubt they'll bring out the Nokia N9 before they bang a big big drum for WP7 - Elop won't have it. If the N9 were in dozens of reviewers' hands getting high fives, who'd listen about a WP7 device? If the N9 failed in real life, a few people might also love to hate further Nokia "big news".
No, I reckon we'll get big WP7 action from Nokes before we'll be allowed to buy the N9.

Also, the iPhone 5 launch is now expected in Sept/Oct - so Nokia really need to bang the WP7 drum before that. Well, ideally, they'd want a WP7 on the shelves...
But then again, with Nokia who knows...n't have it. If the N9 were in dozens of reviewers' hands getting high fives, who'd listen about a WP7 device? If the N9 failed in real life, a few people might also love to hate further Nokia "big news".
No, I reckon we'll get big WP7 action from Nokes before we'll be allowed to buy the N9.

Also, the iPhone 5 launch is now expected in Sept/Oct - so Nokia really need to bang the WP7 drum before that. Well, ideally, they'd want a WP7 on the shelves...
But then again, with Nokia who knows...

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