Nokia N9 finally up for pre-order in Australia, may let you down with a price of more than $850
posted by Victor H. / Sep 12, 2011, 8:30 AM
The Nokia N9 debuted with much fanfare - after all it was the first Nokia handset with MeeGo, the operating system which everyone thought would be Espoo’s future before the Windows Phone adoption struck. After the announcement of the N9 and up until now, though, Nokia has done little to sustain some people’s enthusiasm about MeeGo - actually it has given them a cold shower by reiterating its firm commitment to WP and by leaking the Sea Ray prototype, a virtually identical copy of the N9’s looks.
Nokia N9 is finally up for pre-order at Australian retailer Harvey Norman.So now, mere days before September 15th, the rumored date for the release of the N9, the
costs, gulp, $865 (AUD$829) off contract for the 16GB version and the whopping $1,010 (AUD$979) for the 64 gig model. Now that price could scare the most hardcore MeeGo geek, but Nokia has tried to make things look slightly better by bundling the BH-505 NFC-enabled headset with the phone. Has it succeeded? If for some reason you think that makes things bearable, you’d better hurry up if you want to get it as that offer runs out today, on September 12th.
Would there be many brave Aussies willing to close their eyes about that price and is it really worthit? Feel free to share your opinions about Nokia’s pricing policy, how you think that is tied to the N9, MeeGo, Windows Phone, the future of Nokia and the meaning of life in general. Yup, that’s as far as we went to trying to wrap our heads around that price - seriously, Nokia, $865 off contract?
Holy Crap! That cost more than an Android phone! Actually, that cost more than the 16 GB iPhone 4 ($859)! Hopefully, other retailers will sell it at a cheaper price.
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 8:44 AM 0
Oh wait never mind... $865 is USD... So it's still cheaper than an iPhone 4.
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 8:45 AM 3
Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 05, 2011
Next year at this time is will be $495.00 on Amazon.
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 9:19 AM 1
Weird, so much difference? Unlocked price in Spore is SG799(USD645) for 16Gb and SG899(USD725) for 64GB. Iphone 4 is around USD700 in SEA regionhttp://www.asiaone.com/News/La
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 12:14 PM 0
hey i heard nokia has another phone called N950 for Meego. But it has been released for developers only. Looks very sexy.
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 2:34 PM 0
Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011
well nokia's gonna nokia. they have consistently made the worst decisions possible ever since the begining of consumer smartphones, and they don't seem to be stopping any time soon.
posted on Sep 13, 2011, 1:33 AM 0
guys so cheap LOL. An iCrap 32GB in Brazil is R$ 2400 = U.S.D 1250, and 16GB is R$1800= U.S.D 870. A Samsung Galaxy s II R$ 2100 = U.S.D 1050 so why you are complaining? You guys are so lucky. A simple N8 costs 700 U.S.D in Brazil
posted on Sep 12, 2011, 7:03 PM 0
Doesn't matter, the OS will be supported in one way or another...it uses resources too effectively regardless of the cpu. Plus, Alien Dalvik will change the amount of apps available to the phone. Who knows what else can be done with the open source of the OS. N900 was just starters and it evolved quite well. It's a different phone from the tag along masses and thats whats so great about it. I won't own a phone that's popular for the wrong reasons.
posted on Sep 14, 2011, 12:21 AM 0
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