The Nokia N9, one of the most controversial devices to ever come out of Finland, is now available in the United States. You can order it for $690 from Expansys, an online retailer we thoroughly recommend for those of you who want to get your hands on the latest handsets coming out in Europe and Asia. Before you do however, realize that it’s going to be the one and only device to run MeeGo, it’s not going to get that much official support since it’s shipped in limited quantities, but on the bright side it supports both AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s 3G networks. Now while we didn’t review the N9, the folks at Engadget and The Verge did and both sites have absolutely fallen in love with it. Myriam Joire (Engadget) said: “The N9 delivers a double punch with gorgeous hardware and brilliant software. It’s arguably the first competitive flagship phone to come out of Espoo since the launch of the original iPhone.” And Vlad Savov (The Verge) said: “The N9 is flawed and doomed, but you have to understand, I don’t care. The overriding experience of using this phone is one of delight and desire.”
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t care about apps and needs nothing more than an alarm clock, music player, web browser, and camera, then by all means pick up the Nokia N9. If you’re a gamer however, and you’re looking to buy a new smartphone, you owe it to yourself to get an iPhone since it’s THE platform for casual mobile games. And then of course there’s the gear head, the nerd who wants bleeding edge top of the lines everything. If that accurately describes you then there’s only one smartphone we can think of to satisfy your needs: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
We’re curious, are you going to pick one up? If so, why?
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