High Demand Causes Nokia N900 Tablet Smartphone Delay

The promising Nokia N900 Tablet PC smartphone, which could well be the replacement of the ageing Nokia N97, is set to be officially launched on the 4th of December.

The apparent reason for the slight delay is because Nokia did not anticipate whether there would be so much demand for the phone. Whether this is true remains to be seen (mental note : check long queues in front of Nokia's flagship stores when it will be launched).

Noknok reports that the Maemo-based smartphone has had to be delayed by one week after very healthy sales in London, Manchester and Heathrow Terminal 5.

Existing stocks are apparently being diverted to those who have pre-ordered the sublime smartphone. The N900 has already been delayed once until the 16th of November 2009 prompting rumours that there might have been some glitches.

Still, we've been sufficiently impressed by the Nokia's new Flagship smartphone (even if they persist in calling it a Tablet PC) to warrant the publication of an article called 5 Reasons Why The N900 Is Better Than The N97.

The N900 Mini can be purchased from mobile specialists Handtec.co.uk for as little as £434 SIM Free.

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Just as a reminder the phone is powered by a Cortex A8 processor, comes with a 3.5-inch 800x480 pixel touchscreen, Maemo OS, 32GB onboard memory and is as small as the Nokia N97 mini.

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