Nokia N9 yanked from UK release

What is this, geek disappointment day? Nokia's incredibly powerful N9 handset will no longer be headed to our shores – or for that matter, American ones.


The handset, which runs on the OS devised by Nokia in conjunction with Intel, was meant to hit shelves in September after a Singapore launch event back in June. It would've been one of the first NFC-enabled handsets, and also packs a 12-megapixel camera likely to beat most other mobile snappers hollow and a 3.9-inch 16:9 screen for widescreen viewing.


All that is moot now though – unless you hit some other country where it is being sold. Nokia had the following to say: 'As an organisation 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.'


With Symbian on its way out, it looks like Windows Phone 7 could be the basket for all of Nokia's eggs.


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