Further evidence that the N9's release worries are behind us.
Just days after websites in Russia and Kazakhstan were reporting that Nokia's upcoming N9 smartphone would touch down mid-August, Orange's official Swiss website has put the N9 release date at September 15th.
Alongside a "coming soon" image of the N9 and a list of features, visitors to the N9's page on the site are met with the message: "This product is not yet available but will come soon.Check out its features and get ready for its launch onthe 15.09.2011."
The Nokia N9 comes with an 8MP camera on the back, standard VGA camera on the front and a 1GHz single-core processor, which despite lacking the oomph we've come to enjoy on handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S2 still performed admirably in our hands-on preview. It will also be the first handset to run the new Meego OS - a big step up from the ill-fated Symbian of yesteryear.
Of course, a September release date in Switzerland doesn't guarantee a September release for us in Blighty, but those of us waiting breath bated for the first Meego-powered mobile can take the announcement as another welcome sign that the N9 is on its way.
Source: Orange Switzerland
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