UK won't be getting the Nokia N9 either

UK won't be getting the Nokia N9 either
Nokia just announced yesterday that the first and probably the only MeeGo powered handset will not be arriving in the US and now it’s become known that the UK will not be getting this smartphone as well.

Nokia talked about how the N9 would be released in many countries around the world, but now they have taken two of the biggest nations out of the equation. They seem to be ready to go all-in with Windows Phone as they take a market by market approach when deciding where certain handsets get released. Here is what Nokia had to say:

As an organization, Nokia takes a market by market approach to product rollout and each country decides which products to introduce from those available. These decisions are based on a local assessment of existing and upcoming products that make up Nokia's product portfolio and are intended to provide the best local portfolio for the UK market. Although we are delighted with the very positive reception that the Nokia N9 has received, here in the UK there are no plans to offer the Nokia N9 at present.

So how do our UK-based users feel about Nokia deciding not to release the N9 there?  Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Slash Gear   

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26 Comments

1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

INSANE, INSANE and even more INSANE by Nokia ! Nokias got a hotly anticipated device the Nokia N9, and the dont even realese it in two really big markets the US and the UK. Crazy : S

4. vinayvardhan

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Nokias biggest market is asia not uk or us.............

5. jura21

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 20, 2011

its india,singapore and african countries to be specific :P

8. Steven Noni unregistered

this is because Nokia is a low-sell phone market, Nokias most money used to come from low cost phones, now things changed. Nokia wants to be sure that UK and US will buy wp mango by nokia (sea ray)

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

True, but they are still making a bad decision on this one.

18. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 2010

He said in two really big markets not the BIGGEST market

2. Polar Bear unregistered

Nokia has fallen off hard.

3. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Dunno how they expect to generate any decent sales out of the thing when it isn't offered anywhere. There are many potential buyers in US and UK that are being ignored. Nokia needs new management.

7. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

AGREE !!!

12. bluechrism unregistered

Ultimately, their plan for The US, the Uk and western europe will be Windows Phone. For areas of the world where windows phone isn't supported, it will be MeeGo and Symbian. Basically to not put competing platforms of theirs against eachother in the same markets. It will be this way untill either Windows Phone is supported, or flops so badly nokia decide to go back on their agreement with MS. We will have a sense of this by the end of Q1 2013 (unless it isn't blindingly obvious in 2012) but Mango first and then Nokia's own modifications need to play out and be given a chance before rushing judgement on how this will go.

13. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Actually Nokia will not be making any modifications to WP7 according to Elop to nor fragment the ecosystem...

6. Steven Noni unregistered

That's good.. so Nokia can have more sales on mango smartphones

9. jthiagesan

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

one day everyone is going to say NO for nokia

10. bluechrism unregistered

It may not get carrier support or be released "officially" butn PLay.com, Expansys and MobileFun have it listed for pre-order from the UK. MobileFun has it priced 519.95 (according to MyNokiaBlog.com yesterday).

11. ryq unregistered

nokia concentration on asia and africa market and has a mentality that europe will automatically embrace their products because nokia is a european company have backfired on them. if you cant succeed in the US you wont succeed anywhere. look how hot samsung and HTC are right now.

15. dblue45

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

Elop, do us a favor and !@#$ off with your N9, when you're not launching it in mainstream markets...

16. dblue45

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

Sorry, that was meant to be a comment to this article, not a reply to your comment.. My bad!

17. rupst2

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

22. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

don't click, probably a virus

19. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

If the phone is not launched in your country get it somewhere else. The Nokia N8 was not launched in Dominican Republic, but still I got it from Amazon. You guys can get this phone from anywhere else online.

20. Kajak unregistered

Problem is if u buy a Nokia which is not officially on sale in your home market they wont honour the warranty even if they sell u a faulty phone like the first batches of N8s which just shut themselves down never to power up again. Only way they could be fixed properly was by having a new motherboard fitted via the warranty. Id never chance a Nokia product after the joke of a first N8s and it took Nokia around 3months to officially admit there was a problem. Poor

21. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

5530 will be my last Nokia phone ever s**t company...

23. ltr unregistered

Might as well be a collectors item

24. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Nokia is scared of the riots.

25. idontgiveaflyingfish unregistered

thats just pure s**t then, & its kind of pathetic really, whether they release this in the uk or not, people from the uk can get hold of them either way, there is a thing called 'shipping from abroad', 'online shopping' etc.., so why does nokia have to make life so difficult for people that they dont want to release it in the uk? its stupid and for nokia thats a huge downer. just dissapointing.

26. Lifer unregistered

At least he said that there is not 'at the present'. Still have a little hope and Still waiting. Really wanna see what will really happen in the near future. How will it be surprise! Don't disappoint me. Or iPhone 5 will be my next choice.

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