Nokia confirms N9 MeeGo phone not coming to US

Posted by JaseP on Aug 10, 2011 11:34 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Ryan Paui
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Nokia unveiled the N9, its first MeeGo-based smartphone, at an event in June. Although the device is impressive, Nokia is setting it up for failure. Nokia's commitment to a new platform strategy that revolves around Windows Phone 7 raises questions about the extent to which its first—and probably last—MeeGo device will be supported...

Prospects for the N9 look increasingly poor in light of business decisions that Nokia is making ahead of the phone's debut. The company has confirmed that the N9 smartphone isn't going to be sold in the US at launch. Retailers have also indicated that it won't be released in the UK, either. The N9 launch countdown timer was reportedly removed yesterday from the Nokia N9 Sweden website, which currently appears to be down entirely.

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