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Nokia N8 Faces Further Delays

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Nokia N8 Faces Further Delays

Nokia has warned its customers that the long, long, awaited Nokia N8 will further delayed by up to a month.

Earlier this month Nokia said that the N8 would be released by 1 October, but has now confirmed on its official blog that while it will start to ship by the end of September customers will most likely not get the device in their hands until the end of October.

If one reads between the lines on the blog it seems that Nokia is desperate to keep shareholders happy by being seen to be keeping its promise of shipping before the end of the third quarter of 2010 – so if it can ship even a few N8s on time it can say it has done so.

In its blog Nokia didn’t give any reason for the further delay but according to the Financial Times, it’s to allow time for final adjustments.

While it may be frustrating for those who have pre-ordered, on the upside it does imply that Nokia is very keen to get this one as right as it can, as it looks to arrest the decline in the high-end smartphone market that it had suffered to Apple and Android based devices.

Recently it was all change at Nokia as CEO Olli-Pekka Kallsvuo was replaced to make way for Stephen Elop, while Nokia long-timer Anssi Vanjoki, recently promoted to head of Nokia’s Mobile Solutions, was also given his marching orders.

With all this commotion, let’s hope the Nokia N8 is worth the wait.

Sleeper

September 21, 2010, 5:30 pm

"In its blog Nokia didn&#8217t give any reason for the further delay"





Wait... what?





"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."





Also where does it say the end of October? I seem to have missed that bit.

Mark Horton

September 21, 2010, 9:30 pm

Well what a surprise, Nokia not releasing a phone on time!

Peter 20

September 21, 2010, 11:22 pm

@ Sleeper;


If you go to a pre-order site and look above the "Add to Cart" button you'll see the availability has changed from "End of September" to "End of October"





To me it looks like Nokia chose to go the way of the Garmin phone, announcing great phones ahead of times and releasing them few years too late.

Ebbesen

September 22, 2010, 5:40 pm

Should've called it the L8...

Jay4d0

September 24, 2010, 2:20 am

@Peter: that's for new preorders people who have already preordered should have them end of september/begining of october time.





you also have to remember that nokias hand was forced when the announced this after that russian guy leaked it, so we never found out when nokia was actually planning on announcing it. It wouldn't look so bad if nokia had only announced it last week or in july/august for an october release.

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