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Nokia, Cutting Down the Number of Included Countries in its N9 Launch

Written on August 13, 2011 by Lulu

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Nokia seems to shrink their N9 launch plans, as they include fewer countries which will get the said device than expected.

Despite the important marketing efforts has put behind its flagship handset, the Nokia , the firm seems to be decreasing its plans to include fewer countries than expected. After announcing that there is no plan in bringing the N9 to the US or the UK, the said company also told MobiFlip that the device will not be heading to Germany, Austria or Switzerland either.

The said announcement casted doubt on Nokia’s launch plans for the N9, since the device is said to be released in a wider range of markets. It is unclear now how many and which countries will get the N9 through official channels — even though the Swedish page had provided a launch countdown.

For customers living in North America and who are willing to pay a premium for an unlocked N9, the said handset is expected to support AT&T and T-Mobile in the US along with several Canadian carriers.

N9 offers a relatively high-end feature set, based around a 3.9-inch AMOLED screen that serves as the primary input method in the absence of the hardware controls like the home button. The device also 8-megapixel camera, NFC support and internal storage capacities from 16GB up to 64GB.

Executives from Nokia attempted to downplay the firm’s apparent lack of interest in the device, saying it will be supported for years and receive several software updates. However, the decreasing number of included country in its launch plans have led many to think that the company is already focusing its resources for their upcoming Windows Phone offerings.

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