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Nokia N9 scratches Germany off its world tour

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Nokia N9 scratches Germany off its world tour
After word came out that the MeeGo powered Nokia N9 was not going to be launched in the U.S. or U.K. to clear the field for the Finnish based firm's Windows Phone 7 models, Germany was also removed as a port of safe landing for the world's first pure touchscreen phone. Nokia has confirmed this with German site mobiFlip. With Germany, the U.S. and U.K. now out of the picture the N9 has a much smaller global launch ahead of it.

Ironically, the response when Nokia introduced the N9 was positive around the globe. Although the company's CEO has said that the use of MeeGo will not be continued by Nokia even if the N9 is a hit, we have reported that Nokia will support MeeGo with software updates. With absolutely no buttons on the front of the phone, the N9 uses gestures for navigation. For example, swiping from the right edge to the left brings you back to the home screen from whatever app you are using.

So which country will Nokia remove next from the N9's launch list? mobiFlip says that neither Austria nor Switzerland will get the handset. Not that it means anything, but as we told you, Nokia's Swedish web site recently removed a countdown timer that was ticking away the seconds until the expected September 23rd launch of the phone. Nokia is not exactly shooting out the lights and it makes you wonder how how they can turn a blind eye to something that might bring in some much needed cash. What happens to Nokia if its Windows Phone 7 flavored lineup doesn't go down so well?

source: mobiFlip (translated) via Engadget

The Nokia N9 will not officially be offered in the U.S., U.K. and Germany

The Nokia N9 will not officially be offered in the U.S., U.K. and Germany

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posted on 11 Aug 2011, 19:33 11

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

The next article on this will read:

"News flash- Nokia has partnered with Antarctica as the exclusive continent for the release of their upcoming handset, the N9. Why? Because f**k you, dear customer, that's why."

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 23:47 2

8. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


But honestly, them releasing the N9 knowing that it will be killed off, to me is like a slap in the face to all the customers (suckers) that decide to buy one.

If Nokia wasn't going to be serious about it, they should have just fully focused on WP7

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 01:39 4

10. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

I can't believe what Nokia is doing. Doesn't make any sense ???
It seems like Nokia wants to loose all their costumers.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 13:06 2

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

It's not Nokia anymore... Stephen Elop is making all the decisions on this to set the stage for a full Microsoft take over. Nokia may have been hurting, but not dying; it's Microsoft that needs Nokia more in this "alliance".

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 03:07 4

12. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

So much for a market disrupting device! Looks like the N9 was more sought after than the upcoming WP7 devices. Talk about forcing a WP7 down customers' throats! :-s

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 05:52 3

14. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

Agree !
Wont ever buy a WP7 from Nokia after this, now im angry at them grr...
If i'm ever to buy a WP7 again after this it will be from Samsung. But, im probably not going to buy any WP7 anyways, since i find the UI very boring and ugly.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 19:38

2. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

lmfao funny and i wouldnt doubt it!

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 19:39 5

3. Drfajardo (unregistered)

at least here in the caribbean we´ll get this!!!

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 19:52 2

4. quakan (Posts: 1400; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

It will only be available in third world countries.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 20:31 3

5. ltr (unregistered)

I picture a huge market for this phone in the North Pole.

posted on 11 Aug 2011, 23:36 1

7. A (unregistered)

they must the out of their mind cause they are not launching the N9 in 3 of their top markets which are in their top 10 markets and btw Germany is their 3rd major market in the world. And for the people who will be now saying Germany is not their top market check the link below ;)


posted on 12 Aug 2011, 00:29 7

9. Stuntman (Posts: 840; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

Nokia is probably worried that the N9 is so good that people would want a MeeGo phone rather than a Windows Phone.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 02:35 2

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

N9 will come in:
Albania, Kosovo, Andorra, Uzbekistan, Gabon, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Macedonia.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 05:53 1

15. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

And Norway, Sweden, finland + more countries.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 03:42 1

13. Nick (unregistered)

Elop-Spyy just stop selling nokia n9 in all countries and say the n9 is not successor.

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 08:22

17. K (unregistered)

luckily they r coming to malaysia...
otherwise i would juz go to singapore to get 1

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