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Nokia N900 UK release pushed back to November?

The Nokia N900 gets new release date
The Nokia N900 gets new release date

The Nokia N900, which many of use were hoping to be released in October, seems to have been pushed back to November.

The news came from Peter Schneider, head of Maemo marketing for Nokia, when pointing out that the phone had been well received by members of the developer community.

The impending end of October, the previously assumed (though never confirmed) launch date for the N900, caused some to question whether the new device would be released in time.

Confirmed 'delay'

However, despite being available for pre-order for weeks, Schneider confirmed in a message to "We expect it [the Nokia N900] to start shipping during November 2009".

The reason for the fervour over the anticipated launch is the new phone / UMPC (depending on your point of view) is that it runs on Nokia's new open source Maemo 5 OS, which is tipped to finally help the Finns rival the likes of Android mobiles and the iPhone.

It's also gained some pretty favourable reviews, and we were impressed by it when we got some face time with it on our in-depth hands on.

Still, at least November's not too far away - we should still get our hands on the high-powered mobile before Christmas.

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.