The Nokia N9 is now shipping, just not to you

The Nokia N9 is now shipping, just not to you

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.

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Treab  Sep. 27, 2011 at 17:21

well if the rrp price for this phone is correct im sure most can live with themselves ;)

its more expensive than the ifony 4... 480 euros for the 16gb version (before tax) no wonder nokia is failing miserably.

Stelph  Sep. 27, 2011 at 21:01

Ill be interested to see an fix teardown odf costs on this to see what profits nokia are actually making on this, saying that a lot of sites have commented on how its "overpriced" but then ive also heard its almost completely sod out on pre-order, so how can it be overpriced?

Treab  Sep. 27, 2011 at 21:15

well you say its pre-orders were 'sold out' what would interest me would be numbers up for preorder.. it would be easy to sell out if you had 50 up for preorder...

plus this wont be anywhere near as expensive as the samsung gs2 and yet thats cheaper...

MickeyOne  Oct. 7, 2011 at 12:00

It's a shame to see Nokia shoot themselves in the foot yet again by launching an excellent device in limited markets, with a good but effectively dead-on-arrival OS, and at too high a price. Surely it should cost less than the new iPhone 4S with a dual core processor.

Stelph  Oct. 7, 2011 at 16:08

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