Nokia N9 will not be coming to the U.S.

Nokia N9 will not be coming to the U.S.
Earlier today, we reported that the countdown timer on Nokia's Swedish web site, which had pointed to a September 23rd launch of the phone, had disappeared. For those living in the U.S., it really doesn't matter. In a statement, the Finnish based manufacturer says that the MeeGo powered smartphone will not be coming to the States.

The decision to exclude the U.S. from the N9's itinerary has to do with existing Nokia products and new models expected to launch in the area, if you believe Nokia's statement. But you might shake your head and ask why a product that generally was received so warmly in the U.S. when introduced would not be sold in that market. It is not like Nokia's business is doing so well that they can afford to skip this market. Perhaps when Nokia shook hands with Microsoft and decided to replace Symbian with Windows Phone 7, some type of agreement was made. After all, Nokia's CEO was quick to say that even if the N9 was a hit, the company would still focus on the new models using Microsoft's mobile OS.

And just in case some Americans are feeling picked on, the same story is repeating itself in the U.K. where The Inquirer writes that they have been told by Nokia not to expect the N9 in England. The British paper says that they were told by Nokia that the countdown timer was for Sweden only and comes to the conclusion that perhaps Nokia doesn't want an N9 launch getting in the way of the release of Nokia models powered by Windows Phone 7.

Despite any secret handshakes it might have had with the guys at Redmond, Nokia might not be in a position to turn away the number of sales that it might have garnered in the U.S. and England with the Nokia N9. Microsoft's mobile OS has not exactly been a big seller in the States and while the Mango update might change that, the whole affair makes you wonder why the Nokia N9 was ever produced in the first place.

source: Engadget, TheInquirer

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75 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wtf?????.... no United States... now i am having a bad morning...

3. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

morning sir :)

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

good morning... it seems that no phone upgrade for me anytime soon.. the N9 not coming.. the Bionic.. well is an urban legend now.. the iphone 5,,, Santa Claus may bring that one.....done venting... can you believe this???... I am strongly considering the SGII out of desperation....

9. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

lol well i hope you find that right phone for yourself, im kind of in your same situation but im all done venting now im jus waiting here patiently and which ever phone comes first to tmo, or at&t by then =( .. i will get

11. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Just get the Sea Ray!!!!

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

hhmmmm good suggestion and it runs Mango... thanks for the advise Mobile-X-Pert

26. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

To me the Sea Ray looks more & more appealing. You are 100% about the Mango also. It should be a sick phone!

32. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

The Nokia Sea Ray has the same design and build quality of the N9 but it runs Mango and the most important thing it has the ''Microsoft support''. I thought about gettign the N9 but once Nokia said that there will be no more ''Meego'' I changed my mine. I have a great feeling about the Sea Ray.

37. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

And that's one of the reasons why the N9 will not be released in some countries, because the Sea Ray looks identical to the N9 and that might cause confusion and competition between those two phones.

29. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

if i had to choose between the sea ray and n9 . yea i would go sea ray, meego is def. not an option

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

MeeGo is definitely NOT an option. Galaxy-S are you ready the Samsung Galaxy S II is just around the corner! FINALLY!

38. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

HEck yea im ready !! a buddy over in mexico has it already dang im so jealous!!! if a varient came to tmo it would be just perfect!! lol

49. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes it's been a long wait, stick it out & you will be rewarded. The U.S. versions look pretty sweet!

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Damn I am really sorry. I don't get why Nokia would not drop this phone in the U.S. Good morning to you also!

44. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well i will look into the sea ray phone,... but I have a verbal commitment to the iphone 5 now that the dam Bionic is playing hard to get... but i will research on the Sea Ray.. as Android is getting on my nerves..right now... thank you guys...

53. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Hey, i reccomend you get a phone with bada OS. The wave s8500 and wave s8530 are great phones. If i where you though i would wait for the Wave 3. That phone is rumored to have the same specs as the Galaxy S2. But anyway, i think you should at least give bada a look. Search on youtube for bada 2.0.1 and you will se how badas coming update looks like. Its awesome.

63. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

pff! as if anyone was gonna buy this anyways. better for nokia to do that than to lose their dignity w 0 sales

2. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

soo what if the n9 is not comming just bring the GALAXY S2 dammit!! lol

4. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

S2 would be 100x better if it ran Wp7 mango than android

10. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

when Wp7 gets more apps then will talk n see if it could be better...

13. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

When android gets more stable, i will get it, untill then WP7 is the best choice for me

18. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Android is more stable than WP7 at the moment. WP7 is one of the most buggy OSes ive ever had. I had the Omnia 7 + many more phones (check my profile) and the omnia 7 was the phone with the most bugs. On number 2 came Android. the other phones ive not had any bugs with.

24. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

umm android is already stable, specially if you go with newer gingerbread android... but its ok stay with your wp7 maybe in a couple of years you'll get some nice apps

5. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

WHAT ???!!! That is just INSANE by Nokia !

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

probably couldnt get any carrier to subsidize. Not surprising, Nokia has had a lot of trouble with that for non entry level phones.

8. Cyborg unregistered

I guess GS2 will have to do for a while. Very satisfied so far with the performance but it's the Nokia N9 that excites me.

12. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

It's not like it would've sold or anything considering people want a smartphone that's actually worth having. Nokia has never sold anything worth having.

14. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Miz, as we say in sweden, "gå och ta dig en dush." (go and take a shower) or "dra nåt gammalt över dig" (pull something old over yourself). They both have the meaning that you are talking completely rubbish and should go and do something better.

27. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Peter that was awesome! lol I like the way you dropped the hammer on The_Miz! lol

34. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

sucking up ftw?

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