I've spent much of the weekend playing with a Nokia N9; you can expect my thoughts on it later in the week. If you can't wait for Nokia's stylish MeeGo handset, it's worth noting that Dick Smith is selling it online for $636, a fair cut from the official RRP of $799. [Dick Smith via Top Bargains]
Lunchtime Deal: Nokia N9 $636
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