Nokia N9 not coming to United States

Nokia N9 not coming to the United States

If you were hoping to get your hands on the Nokia N9, you’re going to have to do some hardcore searching because the company’s first MeeGo phone won’t be coming to the United States or the United Kingdom as the company focuses on its Windows Phone initiative.

In a statement to the press, Nokia said:

“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.”

The Nokia N9 looked like a solid piece of hardware and it sports an amazing camera. It is not much of a surprise because the Nokia N9 runs MeeGo and the company isn’t dedicated to this platform. Many believe the release of the N9 is either an experiment or a contractual obligation.

The company will also not be bringing more Symbian devices to the United States, as it will be placing its efforts on promoting its upcoming Windows Phone handsets in the U.S. market. Rumors also suggest that it is making a big push to get these Windows Phone handsets heavily subsidized when it does land.

Any of you going to miss the Nokia N9?

  • Cellularcrazy09

    I was actually considering it.  Nokia had it right by offering great hardware and good prices.  And the fact that their devices came with penta-band hspa, really was quite persuading.  But who needs penta-band 3g if T-Mobile is about to be bought out.  Only one GSM carrier to choose from.  The problem with nokia was the software.  Symbian is second rate.  They finally come out with a phone that has the hardware and software and they don’t make it available to anybody? Nokia is headed by idiots!

    • symbian was not terrible software nor was it second rate NOKIA phones were second rate and destroyed symbian!!!!!! Nokia is run by monkeys. Symbian was excellent but they destroyed it by running it on ancient phones and failures like N96 N97 5800 all were lame these phones never used symbian to it’s fullest killing it’s reputation. Symbian became a laughing stock cause Nokia got selfish with it’s OS and hogged it to use on GARBAGE. LIKE I SAID AN OS IS AS GOOD AS THE PHONES THAT RUN IT. RUNNING 2 YEAR OLD PROCESSORS DOES NOT HELP SYMBIAN!!!!!!!! Symbian wasn’t second rate NOKIA’s TRASH CALLED PHONES WERE SECOND RATE

  • Anonymous

    Elop is destroying Nokia to save Windows Phone 7. Elop needs to be fired before Nokia gets turned into Motorola in less than 1 year. I am really disappointed by this decision. Obviously Nokia knows that their Meego phone would probably sell better than their WP7 phone, so they won’t release it. The Nokia N9 will be the last Nokia phone I buy, until they fire Elop and drop WP7. 

    • look IDIOT NOKIA WAS DESTROYING themselves long before elop with shitty phones year after year all phones after N95 were GARBAGE They are already another motorola (before droid that is) All symbian phones and even the meego ones SUCKED a phone OS is only as good as the phones that run it. No one cares if you support dual-core  processors if you don’t run on any phones that have dual-core. O symbian was the first to support symettric multithreading NO ONE CARES still not a single symbian phone released to take advantage of that feature. An OS is only as good as the phones running it. Android is terrible but is awesome cause the phones that run it are awesome. Android is fast cause the phones like galaxy S2 and HTC evo 3D are fast running it. Symbian is slow cause it’s phones run on obsolete arcitecture!!!!!!!! GET REAL

  • I had a feeling this was the case as the site where they tell you to select your country from the combobox to see when it’s available in your country, US wasn’t on the list.

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