We just got done telling you about how Nokia had abandoned their Symbian efforts here in the United States in favor of the newer Windows Phone 7 platform from Microsoft. This didn’t come as the biggest surprise due to Nokia speaking of such plans briefly in the past. Add that to the fact that Nokia hopefuls had the MeeGo powered N9 to look forward to and you can see why it wasn’t such a shocker.
If you’re not familiar with the Nokia N9 it’s the company’s first commercially available MeeGo offering and has already been receiving critical acclaim. In terms of specs the Nokia N9 features a 3.9-inch AMOLED display with 854 x 480 resolution, 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, 1GB of DDR RAM and 16 or 64GB of internal storage. These specs alone make the N9 a highly relevant device even in this highly competitive market. However, when you add to that an 8 megapixel camera complete with Carl Zeiss lens, front facing camera for video conference calls and of course the MeeGo platform it’s no surprise that consumers have been highly anticipating the Nokia N9.
Unfortunately it seems that Nokia has put a damper the plans of N9 lovers everywhere. According to the Finnish company there are currently no plans to bring the Nokia N9 to the United States nor the UK. This seems to be quite a strange move from Nokia seeing how the N9 has already been able to pike interest of many consumers. Of course, this decision was probably strategically made as not to take any focus away from their future Windows Phone 7 powered offerings.
On another note, if you are really looking to grab the Nokia N9 you shouldn’t have any problem importing the device from over seas and utilizing on carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile as the phone is capable of running on such GSM networks.