Yesterday, we published a post to let you know that the ship date for the Nokia N8 was being pushed back to October. This information was not speculative nor the sourced from a rumor, it, in fact, came directly from Nokia. Today, it appears that Nokia is doing an about face, saying that some N8 units — not all — will be delayed. The official statement looks like this:
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.
If you have been waiting patiently for your N8, we’re pulling for you. Hopefully, your region and carrier will be on the short-list and you won’t have to wait much longer.