Nokia N9 will not be coming to US

Nokia_n9 I hate to be the bearer of horrible news, but it looks like I'm here and stuck with that responsibility. Today, Nokia announced that the N9, the first and probably last smartphone from the manufacturer to run MeeGo, will not be coming to the US after all. Says Nokia itself,

"After the very positive reception to the launch of the Nokia N9, the product is now being rolled out in countries around the world. At this time we will not be making it available in the US. Nokia takes a market by market approach to product rollout, and each country makes its own decisions about which products to introduce from those available. Decisions are based on an assessment of existing and upcoming products that make up Nokia's extensive product portfolio and the best way in which to address local market opportunities."

There you have it. But unlike the other sites who just report on that quote, I want to go into depth a bit on why this might be. Remember that whole Microsoft and Nokia partnership? I think that might have something to do with existing and future Nokia hardware that isn't running Windows Phone 7. I mean, after all, Microsoft is saving Nokia's rear end with the partnership, so I think the latter company would do everything in its power to keep that partnership afloat. 

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Calob Horton

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3 thoughts on “Nokia N9 will not be coming to US

  • Fuck Useless Phone 7. Give us a proper N900 successor, Nokia! Not more walled garden shit!

  • While I don’t quite agree with your language, I do agree that more MeeGo devices, on top of the already-coming WP7 devices, are needed.

  • I don’t agree. Let’s face reality here… the N900, as awesome as it was, only appealed to a small selection of hardcore geeks. Nokia is in serious trouble with the shifting phone market. If they fail at Win7 phones, they’re doomed. The last thing they need to be doing right now is expending time, money and engineers on fiddling with a non-comsumer-oriented OS that hasn’t demonstrated itself viable over several iterations (N700 tablet onwards). That, in fact, is the reason that the phone isn’t coming here, Mr. Horton. Nokia is also removing ALL it’s feature phones, including Symbian, from the U.S. market right now. They’re not going to waste time and money on stuff that isn’t selling here. Microsoft has nothing to do with that decision.


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