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Nokia N9 pops up in Italy; launch seems imminent

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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.

Nokia N9 pops up in Italy; launch seems imminent
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 Blogfonia.net (translated)

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posted on 14 Jul 2011, 02:57 6

1. android_hitman (unregistered)

i think i will buy one just for collection .. "the last breed of an empire"

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 04:15 9

3. gregs (unregistered)

to android hitman:
if you think so....be prepared for ,,Empire strikes back" :)

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 05:30 2

4. nishant (unregistered)

:)cool greg

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 08:45 1

7. android_hitman (unregistered)

lets hope so .. but in the meantime ...

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 05:51 3

5. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

660$ for an unsupported by manufacturer device with no future, no ecosystem, etc?

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 06:30 4

6. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)

*sniffs the air* Hmmm....I smell an Apple vs Nokia lawsuit coming on this phone.

Apple, " See it looks like and iPhone so we're going to sue them over it. OVER PAID LAWYERS TO THE RESCUE!!!"

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 09:20 5

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

how does this look like an iphone?

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 17:24

13. Penny (Posts: 1670; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Apple: "Objection, your Honor! Relevance?"

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 09:24

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

this fone wil b in my collection

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 10:03 4

10. heatfan316 (unregistered)

I'm an android fan but I've seen this phone on YouTube videos and I got to admit its better than android the phone is ridiculous I need one and don't worry apple won't sue they don't want to see Nokia in court again just keep on handing over the checks apple hahaha!!!

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 10:28

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

tru s**t

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 14:05 2

12. irf (unregistered)

Lovely phone hope it performs as smooth as it looks.

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 02:00

14. Seylan (unregistered)

Yes! Can't wait. It will be interesting to read Phone Arena's review of the N9, since they so bais against Nokia...just like almost all other tech sites.

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 10:30

15. MeegoMan (unregistered)

Nokia N9 Target Release Markets Rapidly Expanding Beyond 23 Countries

Since the initial launch of the Nokia N9 handset in Singapore on the 21st of June, the list of International Markets targeted for the retail released has continued to expand beyond the list of the initial 23 countries without much ado.

The most notable additions are Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway and Philippines.

Afghanistan, Lebanon and Pakistan have been added to the 56 other countries covered under the tri-lingual Middle East and Africa Nokia website.

Visit the short-link below for more:




posted on 18 Jul 2011, 04:00

16. hiren (unregistered)

When will be avilible in the india market.i will plaining to but this cell phone.But yet not relased in the india.waht is price of this cell phone in the india.let me know...

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