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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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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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Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.