The Nokia N900, the first device to utilise the company's new operating system, Maemo, has begun to ship which means that the projected UK launch of 16th November is bang on schedule, with other territories in Europe and the USA to be involved concurrently.
José-Luis Martinez, Vice President for Nseries commented that, "The Nokia N900 has generated a lot of interest since its public launch in August, which has been reflected in the device preorders. What's exciting is the Maemo software, which takes its cues from the desktop computer and offers a full browsing experience like no other handset. We believe the Nokia N900 will be a very compelling device for people who are passionate about technology."
According to the Nokia Conversations website, when the N900 launches it'll be compatible with most networks, although, says the company, "it won't initially be available on new 3G SIM cards from 3 in the UK - a software update is in the pipeline and is slated to become available before the end of the year."
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