Yesterday, news came in directly from Nokia that the ship date for the Nokia N8 was being pushed back to October due to the production issues and all. However, Nokia has now confirmed that the production of not all – but some – Nokia N8 devices will be pushed back to October. There are Nokia N8 units that will make a launch in the month of September.
This is the official statement made by Nokia, sometime today:
There have been a few stories this morning about the N8 availability which we feel need clarification. As we have previously said, we still expect to start the shipments by the end of the third quarter. As with every global launch, when the device reaches the hand of the customer will vary by market and operator.
We have received a record number of online pre-orders for the Nokia N8. We had targeted our online pre-order customers to receive their N8s by the end of September. As it can take time from the beginning of shipment to arriving at their doorstep, in full transparency, we have advised our pre-order customers that they should expect their new Nokia N8 in October.Advertisement
Well, now all you people have to do, is to wait and see if your region and carrier will be short-listed in the companies that will make a launch of the Nokia N8 in September. For this, we still have to wait, some more days I guess.
Just to remind you people, the Nokia N8 is a Symbian^3 smartphone, utilizing a 12-megapixel camera with a 3.5” capacitive, multi-touch AMOLED-display. The Nokia N8 also gives abode to a 680MHz processor, and a 3D graphic HW Accelerator with Open-GL support. The price is said to be: €370 ($549 ; £320).