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N9 launch to clash with Mango?

While the next Windows Phone major update is rapidly approaching, Nokia have still wrapped their N9 running MeeGo in a cloud of not-releasing-any-information. Orange Switzerland has published a release date for the handset (as shown in the image above) of Spetember 15th. This goes with 3 stating that they promise the N9 will be with the carrier by September 23rd. 

What has this got to do with WP7 or the "Mango" update? Well, we're currently looking at a September rollout of new devices from the platform-backed OEMs, including Nokia - not to mention Apple is apparently looking at September too for the iPhone 5. Should the release of the N9 coincide with the launch of the upcoming Nokia "Mango" handset this could cause a clash and potentially dissolve hype for either device (probably the N9 in this case with the sheer volume of Mango devices unveiling).

Of course, no official word has been given by Nokia as to the release date they're looking at for the N9, but it will be interesting should the iPhone 5, the N9 and "Mango" mobile phones all pop up at once, truly giving consumers a selection. The first "Mango" device is set to be released this month in Japan, the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T (specifications).

Source: Engadget, via: ElectricPig

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N9 launch to clash with Mango?

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We've had Windows Phone since launch in Switzerland, including marketplace, though no Zune services + maps directions.

I don't think the N9 launch is going to clash with the hype that Nokia is going to try to create for their WP7 handsets, because I don't think they're going to try to make a big deal about it. I'm not even sure they want a lot of people to adopt MeeGo due to lack of support, apps,...

I don't think the N9 will have a big affect given the audiences they will be targeted towards. I don't think Nokia is going to have a big ad campaign for the N9.