Yesterday, the auction for the sale of the first limited series of Nothing Phone (1) started , with the help of which it became known about a limited number of countries where the device can fully work. The “white list” did not include the world’s largest market – the United States – which caused concern among American fans of the new brand. Now, Nothing has officially confirmed that it has no plans to release the Nothing Phone (1) in North America (including the US and Canada). Between the lines of the text of the statement (given below) it is read that the company simply failed to negotiate with American telecom operators or afford to pay for their expensive certification. But there is good news: Nothing has plans to launch a smartphone for the US market in the future. Quite possibly, it will become Nothing Phone (2).
“While we would like to bring Phone (1) to the global community, we have focused on home markets, including the UK and Europe, where we have strong partnerships with top local carriers. As you probably know, launching a smartphone requires a lot: from securing country cellular technology support to carrier partnerships and local regulation, and as we are still a young brand, we need to approach this strategically.”
“We have big plans to launch a US-supported smartphone in the future. For now, a limited number of our US private investors will be able to get their hands on the Phone (1) through the closed beta testing program. In the meantime, if readers really want to in order for Phone (1) to be available in the US as soon as possible, they should call their carrier and report us.”
© Vladimir Kovalev. mobile phone
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