We're still smarting a bit to be honest from Nokia's decision not to launch the MeeGo-infused Nokia N9 here in the UK to keep us fresh for some Windows Phone Mango action later in the year.
So it's with a bit of a “yeah, whatever” attitude that we pass on the news that the N9 is now officially shipping from the Finnish phonemonger's warehouses to fulfil pre-orders across the rest of the continent.
Criticising Nokia has become a fairly popular game over the past year or so, and even when it has done something unquestionably right recently, there's been a downside.
Take the Nokia N9 – a stunning-looking phone full of innovation and with an excellent OS on board that finally brings Nokia into the same smartphone ballpark as its top rivals.
It looks stunning, but you won't get to see it from any closer than over the Channel. And that OS – MeeGo – has been ditched in favour of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5.
That won't stop the real diehards – and there are a few of you reading this right now, I suspect – from booking their ferry tickets to the continent or making some other plan to get their hands on one.
And good luck to you, too. We've said it before and we'll say it again: the first Nokia Windows Phone had better be good.