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Nokia N9 now sold in the States via Expansys, costs $690

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Nokia N9 now sold in the States via Expansys, costs $690
Even though Nokia said it won't officially sell the MeeGo-running Nokia N9 stateside, retailer Expansys has taken care of customers by bringing the much anticipated devices to US shores. And you can get yours now, but it's offered only unlocked, which means that you don't get a carrier subsidy and have to pay the full retail price, which stands at $690. But in exchange, you're granted carrier freedom and no 2-yearly ties.

The Nokia N9 is a GSM handset, which translates into compatibility with such US carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile and Simple Mobile with 3G enabled. The $690 price applies to the 16 gig model of the Nokia N9.

If you're still making your mind up about the handset, you'd want to check out our in-depth review of the Nokia N9, which will help you make an informed decision. Put in a nutshell, though, the N9 offers stellar calm convex design and a colorful polycarbonate body, but the real highlight is MeeGo – an all-touch experience that you'd love for its simplicity, but hate for its lack of apps if you care about them. The N9 also has a pretty capable 8-megapixel camera on its back to round up the package.

Excited? There seem to be only limited supplies, so you'd better hurry up if you really want this device and share your feelings about it in the comments below.

source: Expansys via IntoMobile

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posted on 07 Nov 2011, 08:52 3

1. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

Maybe a mistake about the price ?
Or also a mistake about the OS.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 09:47

2. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

Nice phone.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 20:03

10. DetroitTech (Posts: 66; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

I'm thinking that price is right considering a Galaxy Note is $900+!!!

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 10:41

3. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Also sold by Negri Electronics ($685), Amazon $685), Cells4U ($649) and others. Nice that Expansys bought their price down - $749 which they had it for through october, was way too much.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:08 1

4. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

This is quite sad indeed.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 11:16 4

5. Jeromeo (Posts: 135; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)

Wait a few months and pay 1/3 that price.
I would know; I paid $699 for a N900 that dropped to $400 2 months after my purchase.
Remember, this price point was set before Android *truly* exploded, before iOS was available with multiple price points (3G, 3GS, 4, 4S), and before Nokia, Intel, and The Linux Foundation altogether tossed Maemo/Moblin/Meego into a ditch to rot--permanently.
Do not make the mistake I made by hoping Nokia will support this device for more than 6 months. You can hope in one hand and sh*t in the other and see which hand gets filled first...

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 13:26

6. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Wow, i don't remember the n900 being that high, but it had been out a month or so when i bought mine for around $550. The price for the n9 needs to drop below $600 for me to begin to justfiy it.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 13:58

7. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)

Good to hear this advertised; I personally love my N9 :)!

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 18:08 1

8. henrickrw (Posts: 408; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Nice handset, but too expensive

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 20:02

9. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Nice price in US you are spoiled this smartfphone cost 970 dollfars in my country so its is affordable for me a Samsung galaxy s 2 here cost 1400 dollars and we don't cry for this.

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