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Nokia refutes faltering N900 sales reports

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Nokia refutes faltering N900 sales reports

Nokia has said that recent reports suggesting that the flagship N900 smartphone has sold well below its targets are unfounded.

Only 100,000 N900s shipped during the first five months of its availability, according to information published by Reuters and qualified by analyst firm Gartner.

A Nokia spokesperson said that this figure was inaccurate, explaining to The Inquirer that many more than the 100,000 units mentioned in the claim have actually shipped worldwide.

"As we've stated previously, we're pleased with sales of the device," said Nokia in a statement. It would not give precise sales figures to back up these claims.

Nokia launched the N900 in November of 2009 and its arrival was significant because of the presence of the Maemo operating system.

The N900 was the most powerful Nokia smartphone on its arrival and many saw it as a slate PC rather than a mobile phone because of its predominantly landscape orientation and its flexible software platform.

Despite these credentials, the N900 appears to have failed to achieve true mainstream success to date.

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