The Nokia N8 has been delayed by a month, it has been confirmed, with the handset now due to ship some seven months after it was first unveiled.
Nokia’s latest Nseries smartphone had been due to be dispatched to customers who had ordered it SIM-free from Nokia’s site at the end of September.
However, the pre-order page on Nokia’s site now shows that the phone will not be arriving until “the end of October”.
Nokia has remained cagey as to the reason for the delay, stating only that it has postponed the N8 launch to “ensure a great user experience”. Naturally, that’s not stopped Nokia naysayers and loose-lipped tech fans from speculating that the handset is still suffering from persistent software problems.
Regarded by industry watchers as something of make-or-break device for the Finnish phone maker, the N8 stands out for its 12 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash and HD video recording, a 3.5-inch touchscreen plus a secondary camera for video calling.
Dolby Digital surround sound is also onboard, as well as built-in mapping software and an ARM 11 680 MHz processor.
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