Symbian Anna shipping on N8, Get N9 for $500

MyNokiaBlog has confirmed that although the USA may not get future Symbian devices, new purchases of existing models are now shipping with the latest version of Symbian. Those looking for an N8, E7, C7 or C6-01 should find their new phone has the long awaited update including the new browser, portrait QWERTY, smoother scrolling between home-screen pages and various other enhancements. Amazon currently listing them new at $379

How much longer until the update is available for owners of those devices we are still not sure. However, Nokia did say they would have it available during August.

However, hole an updated N8 may be tempting, there may be more tempting things on the horizon.  It sounds like it won’t be long before Symbian Belle devices are available, and then there is also the N9.

The N9 is not officially available on the UK, Germany or the USA, yet it is becoming clear that they won’t be too hard to come by.  We are starting to see ship dates and prices. So the latest places to have an N9 page are:

USA
Expansys – Preorder now. No price or ship date yet, but if you do pre-order, you won’t be charged until it ships and when it’s ready to ship you will be asked to confirm the purchase. This makes it fairly risk-free.
Amazon (Marketplace) – $500 for 16GB, $650 for 64GB – shipping September 23rd
Efastshopping – $330, for those willing to take a risk (efastshopping seems legit as a marketplace, but I wouldn’t trust this seller)

Uk
Expansys – Pre-order now
Play – Notify when available
Mobilefun – Pre-order 519.95GBP for the 16GB version

MyNokiaBlog mentions other places to get it here.

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About bluechrism

I am a software developer with most professional experience in the Windows .Net realm and I'm currently a WPF developer with Starkey Labs. However, I have wanted for some time to start the mobile developer journey properly and being an N900 owner, this was to be in the realm of QT. Job hunting, moving to Minnesota and changing jobs put my plans on hold 6-12 months but things are starting to settle now, just as I'm getting sorted to start some things, Microsoft and Nokia merge. This blog is about my novice mobile development experiences and hopefully will end up complete with links to download some apps on various platforms, but obviously by the name, Sybian, Maemo/Meego and Windows Mobile. In other stuff, I am English, I support Everton FC, I have visited Glastonbury music festival 5 times and recommend it to anyone. I am married and my wife and i have a dog called Friday.
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4 Responses to Symbian Anna shipping on N8, Get N9 for $500

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  3. Rick says:

    Do you know whether the C7 Astound (T-Mobile version) is getting the Anna update?
    Current US version is buggy, waiting desperately for the Anna update to v22
    Cheers

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