Looks like Espoo's making good on its earlier promise: Nokia's elusive N9 is now up for preorder on Australia's Harvey Norman. Offered in 16GB and 64GB variants, all that stands between you and your future Harmattan totin' self is $829 AUD (around $865). Those who pre-order from the retailer before September 12th will also receive Nokia's BH-505 NFCBluetooth headset gratis. No word on when the duo will ship from the nation's "leading retail chain," but you'll know more when we do...
Nokia N9 probably won’t be a best-seller among smartphones. It’s the first and only smartphone based on the MeeGo platform, and Nokia has no plans for ever making it available in the U.S.
It’s a device that, unfortunately, serves mostly as a reminder of Nokia’s misguided smartphone strategy, which the company had to abandon and team up with Microsoft to create a new range of Windows Phone-based smartphones.
That doesn’t mean it’s not a well-crafted smartphone, though. Nokia is known for its manufacturing precision and quality devices, and the N9, with its polycarbonate shell and beautiful 3.9-inch curved glass screen doesn’t seem to be an exception to that rule.
And now, you can see exactly the entire manufacturing process of the N9 — from the first holes being drilled into the case all the way to the packaging. Check out the video above and tell us how you like it in the comments.