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Nokia now aiming for November shipping date for N900

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Nokia now aiming for November shipping date for N900
Peter Schneider, head of Maemo marketing at Nokia, responded to a question about the shipping date for the N900 with an answer that is not going to make fans of the device happy. "The Nokia N900 is a great example of what we and the open source community have been able to achieve with Maemo software. We are working closely with open source developers and for example, at the Maemo Summit in October, we loaned 300 pre-production units to get more feedback from the community. This feedback is extremely important to us and as such we also want to provide the best user experience with the Nokia N900. We expect it to start shipping during November 2009." The exchange was posted on the forum at the maemo.org web site.

The delay could be due to some less than favorable feedback that Nokia received from some of the 300 people who were lucky enough to get a pre-production model. So far, no U.S. carrier has decided to offer the unit although we have previously reported that T-Mobile could bring a subsidized N900 to the U.S. as part of its' "Project Dark" cellular makeover. Currently, an unlocked model is available for pre-order at Nokia stores and on its' online store. The Maemo powered device has spectacular internet capabilities as we noted in our preview of the N900. It offers full flash support and as we wrote, "We wish all smartphones had such a browser".

Nokia N900 Specifications | Preview

source: maemo.org via EngadgetMobile

Nokia now aiming for November shipping date for N900

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