Just for the record, the N900 which was the last Maemo device (MeeGo powering the N9 is a descendant of Maemo) was released in September of 2009. It was announced earlier, but the first batches reached stores and pre-order customers in September 2009. Malaysia finally received its first batch of N900 in March 2010, a full 6 months after the “official” launch. Obviously, the reception was somewhat watered down – 6 month old technology in the computing (nevermind cellphone) world is a VERY long time.
Here’s hoping that the folks over at Nokia Malaysia don’t make the same mistakes.