Nokia has confirmed that its flagship N900 phone which was to debut in October will now start selling in November. Nokia says it is still awaiting developer feedback.
The N900 is the company's first phone operating on Linux software and features a touch screen and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The phone is expected to sell around at €500 exclusive of subsidies and taxes.
The news was received from a message posting by Peter Schneider who heads Maemo Marketing at Nokia. Maemo is Nokia's Linux version.
According to Schneider the Nokia N900 is a shining example of what Nokia and the open source community could achieve with Maemo software. He said the company was working closely interacting with open source developers and by way of example he cited the 300 pre-production units the company had loaned to get feedback from the developer community.
He said the feedback was extremely important to Nokia which was committed to the best user experience with Nokia N900. He added that Nokia expected to start shipping the N 900 during November 2009 which was a month behind schedule.
The N 900 is seen as key for Nokia's future in the high-end of the market.