Sweet Misery: Overwhelming Demand Delays Nokia N900 Launch
Thursday, 26 November 2009 07:32
Written by Apocalypso.
Nokia is facing the unenviable task of telling to their suppliers that company’s first Maemo 5 powered phone has been delayed due the overwhelming demand and that they will not be receiving units until December 4th!
Situation is totally out of control and has reached the point where it has started to impact Nokia’s supply chain; company just can't keep pace with the hype and the number of preorders which not that bad after all, as this is a problem that most companies would love to have.
However, the good news is that pre-order customers will start receiving their devices immediately and the company has promised those orders will be filled on a “first come, fire serve” basis.
What’s driving this? Well, it is not only Maemo, neither the hardware, nor the way it looks, it is openness that offers a huge potential for a flexibility that is not available on other mobile phone operating systems!
Of course, Nokia N900 is not first Linux based device out there but what makes N900 different is how Nokia uses Linux and fact that Maemo is not yet another Linux BASED platform, Maemo IS Linux with a touch optimized interface, something that market has been waiting for a years and I am not surprised with this massive demand at all.