Dangerous information for American readers: the Nothing Telephone (1) is formally not coming to the U.S.
This was first suspected in an earlier rumor, however now in a press release to PCMag(opens in new tab), Nothing’s formally stated that American patrons gained’t have the ability to get a Telephone (1) as soon as it arrives.
“Whereas we’d like to deliver cellphone (1) to your complete neighborhood around the globe, we’re specializing in dwelling markets, together with the UK and Europe, the place we’ve robust partnerships with main native carriers,” the corporate’s assertion reads, happening to elucidate the issue of complying with native legal guidelines and dealing with native carriers as a younger model.
There’s a silver lining although, as this U.S avoidance could solely be non permanent.
“We’ve huge plans to launch a U.S.-supported smartphone sooner or later. For now, a restricted variety of our non-public neighborhood buyers within the U.S. will have the ability to get their palms on cellphone (1) via a closed beta program,” the assertion provides.
The U.S. cellphone market could be very reliant on partnerships with mobile carriers, which makes it a tough nut to crack for smaller manufacturers. Whereas Nothing has an enormous quantity of pleasure constructed up, plus a dependable helmsman within the type of founder and ex-OnePlus chief Carl Pei, it’s not even been round for 2 years but.
Maybe with the Telephone (1), Nothing can set up itself as a respectable rival to huge cellphone manufacturers like Apple, Samsung and Google and get itself a spot within the shops of main carriers for future variations. It’s only a pity it’s not occurred for its preliminary launch.