We reported, along with half of the rest of the technology world this morning, that Nokia’s long awaited N8 smartphone appeared to have been pushed back (again).
Two weeks ago, we heard from Nokia that the handset would be on sale from the company direct in the last week of September. Then this morning news hit that due to “final adjustments” which needed to be made, the N8 wouldn’t be out until October.
However, Nokia has come forward and posted a message on its official blog to clarify the issue (well, it’s an attempt at clarification, anyway).
The company states: “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.”
In other words, nothing has changed in terms of when the handset will begin shipping, and apparently the phone doesn’t need any last minute tweaking.
But there seems to be a hint here that the volume of orders might mean shipments run a tad late. Nokia also commented: “ As with every global launch, when the device reaches the hand of the customer will vary by market and operator.”
Hopefully, then, if you’ve already pre-ordered, the N8 should be with you inside the first week of October, if it isn’t before then.