Nokia N9 pops up in Italy; launch seems imminent

Nokia N9 pops up in Italy; launch seems imminent
It was less than a month ago when we reported that the Nokia N9 would debut in no less than 23 markets, and the sad part about it was that the US, the UK, and a number of European countries were strangely missing from the list. However, what we just came across might be a sign that Nokia is planning on a broader launch for its MeeGo-powered smartphone.

The Nokia N9 has been spotted on the manufacturer's Italian web page even though the country was not present in the list from our earlier report. Surprisingly, our quick check over at the company's European portal still shows that Italy is not listed among the markets where the smartphone is planned to launch. Nevertheless, we now have a pretty solid reason to believe that the Nokia N9 will be released on a scale  broader than initially expected with the US and the UK markets definitely in the equation.

For those of you who need a refresher, the Nokia N9 is the first smartphone running the MeeGo platform and is expected to launch in September of this year at a price of about $660 and $750 for its 16 and 64 gigabyte versions respectively. It features a curved 3.9-inch AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass and a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 CPU backed up by a gigabyte of RAM under its hood. Some other neat features that the N9 boasts are a 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics capable of shooting 720p videos and support for NFC.

Thanks, Mattia!

source: Nokia Italy via (translated)

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