So I’ve just had a delightful trip into Nokia Care, where I’m told most people don’t like much. I do wonder why, and upon noticing that the ‘please don’t abuse our staff’ signs are no longer up from last visit, perhaps things are becoming more fun?
Anyway, during my visit I was served by a fella who was also interested in the N9, and planned on getting one as soon as it was released. What I learned from my visit, is that according to order records, the store will be receiving a whole bunch of NFC ready accessories around mid September. This is one such link to inevitable release of the N9, having NFC itself, but isn’t anything solid. It’s not unheard of for companies to release accessories well before the release of the device in which they are made, look at AMD for instance. The good part is that after a bit more of a chat, I was able to find something far more promising.
After some innocent questions, I eventually stumbled upon the answer. The Nokia N9 will be released in Australia on the 15th of September, according to internal files.
Now, that’s not helpful information for the rest of the world, but it is a start. Once it comes to us people in the land of the future, it shouldn’t take too long to spread to everyone else. I am still surprised that Australia isn’t getting the N9 six months later then the rest of the world like usual, but I’m not complaining. Now to start counting down the days.