Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jan 2012 11:25 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This rumour is not new, nor is it particularly earth-shattering. However, with Windows Phone 7 failing to make a dent in the market place, and Nokia's Lumia 800 not making huge waves either, the rumour's been taken out of the shed again: Microsoft is supposedly acquiring Nokia's smartphone division later this year. Stephen Elop will resign from Nokia shortly afterwards.
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RE[3]: Fond Memories
by Johann Chua on Thu 5th Jan 2012 12:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fond Memories"
Johann Chua
Member since:
2005-07-22

It's available here in the Philippines (possibly exclusively from Smart, though; I'm on Globe's network), but yeah, it's pricey. Why exactly did Nokia limit availability?

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RE[4]: Fond Memories
by ricegf on Thu 5th Jan 2012 12:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Fond Memories"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

It makes WinP7 look bad.

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RE[4]: Fond Memories
by adkilla on Thu 5th Jan 2012 12:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Fond Memories"
adkilla Member since:
2005-07-07

Nokia limited the availability to prevent it from competing with the Lumia.

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RE[4]: Fond Memories
by qroon on Thu 5th Jan 2012 13:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Fond Memories"
qroon Member since:
2005-10-21

It's not exclusive to Smart. The Nokia stores sell those at $500-$600 (Php 22.5K-27.5K) depending on the storage (16-64GB I think).

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RE[5]: Fond Memories
by Johann Chua on Thu 5th Jan 2012 13:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Fond Memories"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

That's good to hear. I guess it's "exclusive" in the sense that there's no subsidized/locked version from another carrier here. At least, I don't recall Globe or Sun promoting the N9.

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