Well it appears that Engadget has been reaching out to "Espoo" in recent weeks in an attempt to nail down a US ship date for the Nokia N9 and this is the reply they got:
"After the very positive reception to the launch of the Nokia N9, the product is now being rolled out in countries around the world. At this time we will not be making it available in the US. Nokia takes a market by market approach to product rollout, and each country makes its own decisions about which products to introduce from those available. Decisions are based on an assessment of existing and upcoming products that make up Nokia's extensive product portfolio and the best way in which to address local market opportunities."
I don't think Developers and Nokia loyal followers would appreciate this move. Nokia, RETHINK !
Engadget also went on to mention that the UK would possibly not get the device but I disagree with their summary as quite a few retailers are gearing up to receive the phone at THIS point which could change.