There has been some talk online that if you install a particular earlier Ovi Suite version, it will happily connect with the Nokia N9. Why that is the case, considering the N9 came out AFTER Ovi Suite 18.104.22.168? No idea but that's how it is.
You can download the N9 compatible version of Ovi Suite at http://www.4shared.com/file/NEaBJnfo/Nokia_Ovi_Suite_300290.html.
After testing out this download, we can verify that linking up to the N9 using your PC is possible with this version of Ovi Suite. Once you have connected to the N9, you can upgrade to the newest Nokia Suite when prompted and the program will still recognise your N9. This upgrade will take you to version 22.214.171.124. We were able to
- Sync our contacts with the PC
- Send an SMS using the PC via the N9
- Download photos from the N9 to PC
- Check for software updates
- Sync music
This is also possible connecting via bluetooth as well if your computer has bluetooth and you have activated it on the N9.