For all of you waiting patiently for the Nokia N8 to ship at the end of September… you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. Nokia has just announced that the N8 will be delayed a few weeks to do, “some final amends” to ensure a great user experience, as reported by Engadget. In a follow up blog post, they also claim the delay is due to an enormous amount of pre-orders.
The N8 has been Nokia’s most successful pre-order product according to the company. Nokia has a lot riding on its first Symbian^3 smartphone and it sounds like the delay has been made necessary to make sure that there are no major issues at launch.
Here’s the full statement from Nokia:
“The amount of preorders has exceeded our expectations and we are working hard to deliver the Nokia N8 to the market. In some markets, we had planned to start delivering the Nokia N8s to our pre-order customers by the end of September. To ensure a great user experience, we have decided to hold the shipments for a few weeks to do some final amends. We’re thrilled with the response that we’ve had to the Nokia N8 and assure everyone who’ve pre-ordered it already that it’ll be worth the wait! We expect consumers to get their Nokia N8s during October.”