Nokia N900 UAE Release Pushed Back to November

nokia_n900_uae_imageNokia has previously announced that the new Nokia N900, which runs on the new Maemo 5 software, will be available in the UAE market in October. Well, it’s not happening anymore, even worldwide.

The smartphone that is taking its cues from the world of desktop computing, the open source, where Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device will not be shipped until November as the company continues to receive feedback on the device from the development community, Nokia Head of Maemo Marketing Peter Schneider said earlier in a post on Maemo forum.

His post says:

In reference to your questions on the expected shipment date of the Nokia N900, let me tell you the latest information from Nokia:

The Nokia N900 is a great example of what we and the open source community have been able to achieve with Maemo software. We are working closely with open source developers and for example, at the Maemo Summit in October, we loaned 300 pre-production units to get more feedback from the community. This feedback is extremely important to us and as such we also want to provide the best user experience with the Nokia N900.

We expect it to start shipping during November 2009.

Peter Schneider
Head of Maemo Marketing
Nokia Corporation

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