Despite officially moving away from a Symbian/MeeGo focus last Spring, Nokia went ahead with its final MeeGo-based device and put of the N9 just a few months ago. Although the device was never supposed to arrive on American shores, unlocked device reseller Expansys has a brand-new Nokia N9 with your name on it, if you roll that way. This doomed device, will set you back $690, but you so get free shipping.
Many users have noted how depressing it is that Nokia appears to have gotten MeeGo right just before abandoning it for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. The N9 has almost the same body as the recently announced Lumia 800, but with a slightly larger FWVGA resolution screen. The phone packs in Nokia’s signature penta-band 3G HSPA radio, so it will work on both AT&T and T-Mobile in the US.
Significant updates are unlikely on this device, and the app ecosystem is virtually non-existent. You have to truly respect what the N9 is right now to pick one up, especially for this exorbitant price. Anyone out there tempted?