Nokia N9 scratches Germany off its world tour

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


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16 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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."

8. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Lol!!! 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

10. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

16. rafael.roque

Posts: 78; Member since: Jul 03, 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".

12. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 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

14. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 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.

2. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

lmfao funny and i wouldnt doubt it!

3. Drfajardo unregistered

at least here in the caribbean we┬┤ll get this!!!

4. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

It will only be available in third world countries.

5. ltr unregistered

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

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 ;) http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia/financials/key-data/markets

9. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

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

11. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

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

15. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

And Norway, Sweden, finland + more countries.

13. Nick unregistered

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

17. K unregistered

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

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