Pre-orders for Nokia’s flagship phone have been delayed until early October, after it failed carrier’s tests.
The handset, which Nokia hopes will lead its fight back against the likes of Android and the iPhone, had been due to go on sale across UK networks on October 1st.
However, it has now been postponed following reported problems discovered during network testing.
The latest hold-up comes after a series of frustrating delays for the smartphone, which was originally due to appear during the second quarter of the year.
Unveiled officially this week at the Nokia World developers’ summit, the N8 is the latest in Nokia’s NSeries range of high-end smartphones and offers advanced imaging capabilities and next-generation 3D mobile gaming.
Alongside a 12-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and high definition video recording, the media optimised N8 also features Dolby Digital surround sound and a 3.5-inch touchscreen display.
Networks are offering the N8 for free on £35 per month contracts over two years.