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Will the Nokia N9 end up in more than 23 countries?

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Will the Nokia N9 end up in more than 23 countries?
Last night's introduction of the MeeGo powered Nokia N9 set hearts aflutterin' in many countries, including the U.S. where the initial response was that the device is one sexy handset with the lack of any front-facing buttons at all. With the manufacturer having some problems competing in the U.S. and dropping from its perch as the largest smartphone manufacturer Stateside-a position it had held for the last 14 years-to number three, a launch of the N9 in the U.S. is of vital importance to the manufacturer.

A list of countries that will get the Nokia N9 leaves out the U.S., the U.K. and India

A list of countries that will get the Nokia N9 leaves out the U.S., the U.K. and India

On the Nokia N9 web site is a page that shows you the availability of the phone in various countries. 23 countries are listed, but conspicuous by its absence are some places that you would consider an N9 launch to be a no-brainer like the U.S., the U.K. and India. The absence of the U.S. on the list makes sense only because the manufacturer does not have carrier support in the States for smartphones. As we reported, the Finnish based firm almost had support from AT&T for the Nokia X7, but the manufacturer was not sure that the carrier would be able to strongly back the phone and that deal fell apart. With the sexy N9 wagging tongues in the U.S., Nokia wants an opportunity to align itself with at least one major mobile operator in the States that could offer the phone on a subsidized basis.

India was a latecomer in receiving the Nokia N900 months after other countries did, so it is possible that the country will eventually get the handset. The exclusion of the U.K. is a mystery. Perhaps the list of available countries, which can be found at the source ink, will be updated soon, with more countries added.

The Nokia N9 is expected to be launched at the end of the third quarter at a price range in the area of $600-750 which makes it imperative for Nokia to find a carrier it can partner with if the N9 is to make some noise in the U.S.

source: Thehandheldblog via FoneArena

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posted on 21 Jun 2011, 15:49 7

1. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


As long as it ends up in the US, I'll be ok.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:04 1

2. downphoenix (Posts: 2235; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Nokia needs to do something quick about the carrier situations. Part of the reason they've lost ground so hard is because while Iphone and Android have no problems getting carriers with open arms, Nokia struggles to get them to accept anything but the cheapest feature phones.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:23 2

3. alec (unregistered)


no there biggest problem is that there phones suck and there hardware is completely outdated the iphone was only on at&t for the longest time and even though it did slow down their sales a little bit people still bought them

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 20:29 1

21. Jon C. (unregistered)


Nokia has some of the best hardware out there - rugged, stylish, and (usually) ergonomic - never feels light, cheap, or plasticky. I can say that my Nokia phones have withstood a lot more beating than any of my others (which included Samsung, Sharp, and Sony Ericsson) and still worked fine, and looked great doing it.
That being said, I can't vouch for their smartphones because I've never used one of them. I hear ovi is decent, but it hurts from lack of developers, and this is the first phone ever that will feature MeeGo, so you can't even speculate what it will be like.
Nokia is huge in foreign countries in which carrier-manufacturer alliances are rare; this is because people know they get the most for their money when they buy Nokia phones. No big carrier carries and SUPPORTS a Nokia phone - T-Mobile may carry the Nuron, but they don't advertise it at all, when they have their own Android specialities and MyTouch line.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:34

4. bluechrism (unregistered)


"The absence of the U.S. on the list makes sense only because the manufacturer does not have carrier support in the States for smartphones. As we reported, the Finnish based firm almost had support from AT&T for the Nokia X7, but the manufacturer was not sure that the carrier would be able to strongly back the phone and that deal fell apart. "
Nokia Astound at T-Mobile?

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:34 1

5. pirate_777 (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Feb 2010)


While u hated Nokia's guts at U.S and hated who ever uses it, while not considering its perfect call quality and reception, offline perfect navigation, camera, design, build quality, open source, bluetooth transfer, plus it is always sold unlocked which is a relief, u just found its gaps and started bashing it, and now u expect them to launch it there at first ?? lol well i guess u guys have to wait.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:43 1

7. Androiddd (unregistered)


Their phones shouldn't have been so useless (obvioulsy not all of the phones they made were useless, just the majority). You can't blame us. If we weren't so hard on manufacturers like Nokia about making crappy phones then they wouldn't have made an actually DECENT phone like this. You're welcome.

Sincerely,

The Americans

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 04:56 2

19. pirate_777 (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Feb 2010)


Ive used every phone out there, from Android to iOS, and whole bunch of Androids most where top rated, galaxy s, , nexus one, nexus s, arc, sensation, and some i forgot, Android always attracts me at first but after a month or two and sometimes a week, it gets so boring and dull i go and sell it, not to mention adding the recent news about tracking who knows what google is doing, i just don't trust companies that appeared out of the blue.

The iphone i had was the 3GS a long time ago and used it for a week then sold it, what kind of confinement is that, i felt like a chicken in cage being fed nuts topped with honey, not to mention both operating systems use background data that u dont know abt and if u dnt have any data plan then ur screwed, who knows what are they collecting to tell you the truth.

Every time i sell and android i go bak to Nokia, although it has flaws in the OS, it just feels more as a phone and never gets boring, its way more practical than those two, when i leave country android and ios feel so dead, but the nokia with its offline navigation and some offline apps feels alive and serves me good in reception when im in sea or in a low signal area, plus its headset is loud and clear as for its speaker. I dont know about you guys but thats my opinion, im sure its true because thats wat i see also from people i know, the iphone is there but its always not used except for apps rather than anything it has.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 10:22 2

20. Speakforyourself (unregistered)


please don't speak for Americans thanks! I personally would like the phone, the nokia was doing things five years ago that the Iphone just got the capability to do last year, the best phones are made overseas, sorry apple, lets be real here!

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:34 3

6. Androiddd (unregistered)


......and now Nokia is dead. They know the U.S. should have benn the ABSOLUTE FIRST country to get this phone. They couldv'e worked with U.S. carriers to get this faster.

The timing would have been good.

Samsung Galaxy S 2 or HTC Holiday, here I come.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 17:26 5

8. luis300 (unregistered)


JAJAJA NOKIA DEAD??? are you serious? Nokia has never been better!!! The U.S. have NEVER been a good market for Nokia, and still managed to be the 1st for YEARS and YEARS... the N9 seems to be their best phone in the last few years, and you, silly americans, won't get it any soon... and yes, maybe the Samsung GS2 is the best smartphone in the world right now... but sooner or later, Nokia will be back to the throne... it's inevitable...

Sincerely,

The rest of the world

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 19:54 1

13. iFan (unregistered)


Nokia? Be back to the throne? Are you serious about Nokia at it's best? EVEN THE CEO SAID THAT NOKIA IS PLUMMETING IN STOCKS. Don't be a little fanbitch. You can't deny what the company ITSELF says. Read other articles on the site you idiot.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 20:03 3

15. iFan (unregistered)


NOKIA EVEN SAID THERE IS NO PLAN B AFTER WINDOWS PHONE 7.

That doesn't sound like a top notch company.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 20:07 1

16. iFan (unregistered)


I can't name one good phone from Nokia.

The only reason people think nokia was good was because they had a phone "With a 12 mp camera, OMG OMG 12 MEGAPIXELSSSS!!!!BEST COMPANY EVER"

A good camera doesn't make an amzing phone.

Nokia is stupid for thinking that a single core, AMOLED (not even amoled plus, or super amoled plus) is a market disrupting device. Like, wtf?

posted on 05 Jul 2011, 11:31

22. CLINTONW25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


there amoled screen is better than the super amoled screen...go look it up

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 19:18 1

12. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Americans buy phones only if they get for cheaper price with carrier contract regardless of phone price. Which is actually a free phone for them, and the carriers????????????????? they concentrate only on selling android or ios nothing else. Nokia is a great phone for years and in future they will be the masters in phone world again once they WP7 phones. Then lets see who wins the race.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 19:58 2

14. iFan (unregistered)


Are you seriously trying to steryotype all Americans.
I know you maybe an angry little fan bitch because someone insulted Nokia,
but you theory is WRONG.
And why wouldn't we focus on something that is obvioulsy selling better?

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 17:58 4

9. CLINTONW25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


IF THIS PHONE DONT HIT THE U.S I'M SO DONE WIT NOKIA

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 18:19 5

10. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 791; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Nokia has been selling unlocked phones in the U.S. for years. If Elop changes this, then he really does suck as CEO.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 20:22 1

18. iFan (unregistered)


My respect for Nokia dropped tremendoulsy after they dared to call like every phone they made after the iPhone an "iPhone Killer"

That is sad, stupid, and unproffesional.

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