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5 days to go till Nokia N8 release. N8 by Friday? (Nokia UK)

Martin Heusser sent us a tip in to tips@mynokiablog.com (cheers martin) showing a photo taken in Manchester (UK) of a sign that supposedly indicates that the N8 is going to be available in 5 days.

I don’t know when the photo was taken esactly, but the picture was uploaded yesterday. So at the very most, that means the N8 should be here Friday (or Thursday even). This is contrary to the speculation of yet another delay with the N8 (3 weeks this time) due to failing operator tests.

Anyone know what store this is? (I’m in Manchester but this place is completely new to me).  Kinda looks like a Nokia store.

Photo by Naseer Ahmad


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  1. September 20, 2010 at 3:59 am

    With the N8 this close to being shoved out the door, what kind of “operator” tests could it have possibly failed to cause a delay?? Hypothetical question, obviously. But it makes me curious about a few other things…

    • A-S-D
      September 20, 2010 at 7:35 am

      Minor software error, again. Not too much of a problem. They can still release it despite that.

  2. Adriano
    September 20, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Nice! I live in Brazil and I am desperate for it since may this year!
    I am following many sites, blogs and all information about this cell.
    Thanks for attention

  3. September 20, 2010 at 5:19 am

    it’s already delayed in Poland and Netherlands. Pretty shockerd to see that kind of info. If it’s true I think that I’ll have to call my UK friend to get it for me. I can’t wait that long!
    Cheers

  4. September 20, 2010 at 5:34 am

    its releasing on thursday here in chennai,india, so even in UK it will be pn 23rd.. i.e thursday

    • Danny
      September 20, 2010 at 6:33 am

      Are you serious??!! What about other states? I recently asked one of the stores here in Gujarat and they said that the N8 will be coming in November!

  5. Charles
    September 20, 2010 at 6:49 am

    We still have no information on when it will arrive in New Zealand. =(

    I will buy one whenever it is released, but I hope it is before Christmas.

  6. Stephen
    September 20, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Tesco in Weybridge had a non-functional display model in the phone shop last Friday. I was a little dissapointed with the size..

  7. Nocare
    September 20, 2010 at 7:35 am

    People Don’t care much about phone size nowadays,

  8. Mazze
    September 20, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I would strongly recommend to delay the release until the software (and especially the browser!) have caught up with today’s standard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivXuBxRNujo&hd=1

    As much as I hate Apple, this is what I want to see on the N8: Smooth transitions and a UI that’s highly intuitive. If Nokia manage to get that that sorted out the N8 will be the best phone out there.

    • mja
      September 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

      Well the UI is pretty close to S^1 and there’s not going to be anything revolutionary before MeeGo/S^4, we all know that. S^3 still has those idiotic subsubsubsubsub…subsubmenus where things are hidden.

  9. mj
    September 20, 2010 at 7:59 am

    this is good news! I have seen new N8 Ads in the Bus Stops in/around Hammersmith London. I also saw the animated Ads on the escalators in Liverpool Street Tube Station.

  10. mja
    September 20, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I’ve walked past that Nokia store and it has been quite sadly empty always. Maybe N8 will change this 🙂

    CPW say on their page they’ve got the silver N8 as exclusive. I hope their price is right ’cause I want the silver one 🙂

  11. Calle
    September 20, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I really can’t wait having this phone. Compared to Ihone this really is a Phone. There are all the most important features. I only need normal cell phone functions, good camera, e-mail and navigation. N8 gives all those features much cheaper than Iphone and still is much more cheaper. I’ve tested video and it really is awesome!

  12. David
    September 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I bet the sign isn’t out the shop this morning!

    The store shown in the pictures is actually Nokia Retail at Unit 7, The Arndale Centre, 35 Market Street, Manchester M1 1WR. However it is actually operated by Mobile Phones Direct, and not Nokia themselves.

    However one of their other branches (In Banbury) has received an email this morning advising them that the N8 has been delayed until the end of October.

    This is NOT the news we want to hear, and is going to do Nonia no good at all… especially coming a few days after it was heavily featured at Nokia World last week.

    • mja
      September 20, 2010 at 11:01 am

      Well let’s hope all those rumours don’t hold.

      • Calle
        September 20, 2010 at 11:26 am

        I just called to Nokia onlineshop. They said that deliveries will begin next week. Apparently they star sending phones to pre-orders on wednesday.

  13. David
    September 20, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I think it is getting to be a bit more than a rumour now unfortunately, as all Nokia retail stores have received an email this morning, advising them of the delay.

  14. David
    September 20, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Calle :I just called to Nokia onlineshop. They said that deliveries will begin next week. Apparently they star sending phones to pre-orders on wednesday.

    Call me cynical if you like, but I do not trust anything the Nokia UK on-line shop tell me.
    They seem to receive critical information several days after everyone else.
    It is also a fact that the Nokia websites in other European countries have also pushed back the expected release date to October.
    In this case I would love to be proved wrong though!

    • Roger Johnson
      September 20, 2010 at 11:42 am

      Note that I could publish a blog, call myself an analyst, and then feed it to news wires that N8 is actually delayed til Jan 1st 2011.

      Something to bear in mind…

      Personally I’m only going to listen to official statements, not rumours from one random person.

      • Alexis
        September 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm

        I just went to the Nokia Retail shop in Reading, UK, and the guy who in know presonally says they got the email this morning and it does confirm a delay until end of October!! …..sooo upsetting, wish it wasnt true!

    • sam
      September 20, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Which Nokia websites you refer to? Nokia stores Spain, Italy, France, Finland haven’t pushed back, all report September.

    • Calle
      September 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

      You can easily be right. Let’s see.

  15. David
    September 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    sam :Which Nokia websites you refer to? Nokia stores Spain, Italy, France, Finland haven’t pushed back, all report September.

    Nokia Netherlands (nokia.nl) says October!

  16. Sam
    September 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Please enlighten me. Nokia has indicated that N8 will not be available till 30-Sep (or 1-Oct). How come these shops are able to sell these phones on the 20-Sep or the 24-Sep? Either Nokia is having a very poor Comm or we’re seeing rogue traders here. If Apple said they will release iphone4 on 01-Jul (can’t remember exact date). Did any store have them on the 20-Jun or 24-Jun? NO !
    Either these phone stores are too lazy to change their Ad or they just want your money now because come launch date, they may not get the same number of sales as now. Its just easier to blame Nokia if we don’t get the phone before official launch date.
    Great if N8 arrives early but come on, lets be fair and wait till the morning of 1st October before pressing the delay button

  17. David
    September 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    @Sam

    If you read my earlier post you will see that these shops only received an email this morning, well after the above photographs were taken, advising them of the delay. They definately will NOT now be selling the in a few days time, and haven’t even received any stock yet anyway

    We are still not 100% sure whether or not the UK Nokia on-line shop will be sending out pre-ordered N8’s this week or not yet, so… watch this space!

  18. Martijn
    September 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Some guy at Nokia Holland told me today my pre-ordered phone, which they originally expected to ship September 18, now won’t be sent out until late October at the earliest. The delay is real.

  19. Martijn
    September 20, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    And Dutch telco Hi just posted on Twitter that Nokia has delayed the N8 launch to NOVEMBER due to a “(worldwide) software problem.” They promise to give more information soon.

  20. deep
    September 28, 2010 at 9:30 am

    when it will release in India ? please give me the esact date.

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