Nokia N900 coming to US retailers on September 27, 2009
Hold your breath for September 27th.The Nokia Blog mentions that Nokia has given one of its major distributors in the United States the estimated date for the Nokia N900.
Retailers receive their stock a couple of days after distributors ship them over.
The suggested retail price is $649 USD just as expected. Want to pre book your Nokia N900? (in the USA) click here.
It would be interesting to know whether people would prefer to prebook the device or compare it side by side with the Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini before actually purchasing the device.
For those who are not too happy with the symbian S60 v5 interface, Maemo 5 may provide a fresh breath of air.
Though the USD 50-USD 60 may prove to bend the sales in the favour of the 32GB N97. I personally in a way regret buying the N97 since the Maemo platform looks very promising and so does the new fast ARM processor thats present in the Nokia N900.
For those of you who need to replace your old phone, the N900 is the way to go if you’re ready to spend that kind of money. For the current lot of N97 owners, I would suggest you to take a demo of the N900 and only then think of changing your device. With the rising popularity of Maemo 5, who knows, Nokia might just release a firmware for the N97 which would replace Symbian S60 v5 with Maemo 5, for the Nokia N97. Now thats wishful thinking for the Nokia N97 user who aspires to own the N900 but does not want to spend that kind of money again on a similar (read sibling) device.