If Nokia Philippines were part of a covert-op, it would be heralded as THE epitome of secrecy. Over the past 2 months, Pinoys were unsure of Nokia’s flagship internet table (with phone features) availability in the Philippines. There was a rumor back then that the Nokia N900 will be available in March 2010. It was a rumor until today when I received an email from Nokia Careline Philippines.
Though, the said device will indeed become available in the Philippines in March, some eager Filipinos (like me) have already purchased it abroad.
Below is a rundown of all the significant blogs I posted about the Nokia N900:
N90 or the N97 – September 21
N900 in the Philippines – December 23
N900 Spotted at Infomaxx Megamall – January 4
Face-off: Nokia N900 vs Google Nexus One – January 7
My Nokia N900 has Arrived – January 9
Nokia N900 Unboxing Photos – January 9
My Top 10 N900 Moments – January 13
Nokia N900 Unboxing Video – January 14
Nokia N900 Unboxing Video (Initial Boot) – January 14
Exclusive Nokia N900 Review – January 17
How to Initially Setup your N900 – February 1
**UPDATE: There is finally a confirmation that Nokia N900 has finally landed in the Philippines officially. Bents, a member of tipidcp.com, reported in a thread dedicated to N900 users in the Philippines, said:
“Sensya na di ako agad nakasagot. Nakakaloko aralin itong N900. Sa Nokia sa SM North Edsa Annex (4th floor), SRP nila ay P32,000. Kung bibilhin mo ng credit card, P31,400 (pwede 12 months to pay). Pag cash, P29 thou yata. There are 2 other stores na meron dun. One is Cellway (sa fifth floor). Cash is P27,500 (with Nokia Care 1 year warranty, plus freebies na cap, fan and car shades). Sa isa pang store sa 5th floor (di ko maalala yung name), lowest na bigay na price nila is P27,800 (with warranty din).”
This is good news! Meanwhile, get ready for the launching of Gadget Pilipinas’ exclusive club for Nokia N900 and future Maemo/Meego devices users in the Philippines in April 2010. Interested ones may signify their interest by commenting their names with their emails below. Please use [at] rather than ‘@’ on your email address to avoid phishing.
** UPDATE 2: It is confirmed that all Nokia Stores in the Philippines are already selling the Nokia N900. The phones were indeed shipped to Nokia Stores here in March 2010.
They are not yet displaying it on their “Find Products” website though (that is really weird). The phone appears on their ‘Support‘ page.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.