Yesterday we and a bunch of bloggers from around India had attended the launch party of the N900 in India, where the folks from Nokia were taking the bloggers through the features and a demo of the N900’s capabilities.
The N900 will hit the retails stores in India with the MRP of Rs. 30,639. So the street prices may by slightly lower on the unit. Unfortunately, the Indian version the device will not be getting Skype integration like the international variants, due to Government regulations. I wonder why this weird regulation, when you can download Skype for PCs and Symbian devices without any problems.
Nokia assured us that each of the retail points would have a person who would be able to help anyone buying the device set it up and explain how it works. The folks at Nokia also did mention about an upcoming contest called Maemo Masters. You can get more information about it when it’s up at maemomasters.com. We’ll also keep you updated on the latest happenings.
After the launch, we were treated to a round around the tracks with some professional racers. You can check out more photos from the event on Flickr.