Nokia N900 to land in the Gulf next month

VP of Nseries confirms that the highly-anticipated Maemo model will be available in the Middle East from ‘day zero’

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Nokia N900 to land in the Gulf next month The Nokia N900 smartphone promises to deliver PC-like performance.
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By  Vineetha Menon Published  September 6, 2009

The VP of Nokia Nseries has revealed that the Middle East will be one of the first markets in the world to receive the Maemo-driven N900 smartphone.

In an interview conducted with Jose-Luis Martinez towards the closing of Nokia World 2009 in Stuttgart, it was confirmed that Nokia will sell the device in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on the same day it hits markets in Europe and the United States.

“There’s a lot of passion for Nokia Nseries in the Middle East” Martinez told itp.net “The N900 will not be available in all markets in the world (this year) because we are still creating the platform; so we need to create languages and some assets, but definitely we will prioritise the typical Latin versions and the Arab versions. We are planning to sell in Saudi and lower Gulf from day zero.”

According to company reports, the N900 ‘high-performance mobile computer’ will be on shelves as early as next month.

With an estimated cost of 500 Euro (roughly AED 2,600), Martinez added that local pricing for the N900 won’t be drastically different from other international markets, and won't deter consumers from picking up the company’s first Linux-based offering.

The Middle East will also be among the first to receive the Mini N97 smartphone. Nokia had earlier revealed that the first N97 smartphone to be sold worldwide was in Dubai following its launch in June this year.

2949 days ago
edcarsky

The said Nokia device was officially launched by mid of October based on many blog across the world and supposedly land in the gulf area particularly at Saudi Arabia. I’ve been searching this new gadget here in the market but still not available, I’m wondering when it will be available on Saudi market, please let me know as soon as possible, thanks

3018 days ago
Vishal

Hiii,I have got Sony Xperia Smartphone.I want to know technical specifications of this Smartphone.Also Is this Music Version Phone like the Nokia 5800.Please I m interested in buying this phone.So let me know all technical specifications so that I can plan to buy this phone in Advance.Thnks in Advance.

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