Nokia N8 delay… not as bad as it seems? (at least from a US prospective)

| September 23, 2010 | Reply

I got this tip from a US reader who works for a large US retailer (sent to Since he’s taken the time to blur out tracable details, we’ll keep his name anonymous. Thanks for the tip:)

Previously the ETA for N8 to be in their stock was Sept 21st, but these have now been adjusted to October 2nd for one vendor and October 6th for another vendor.

The device is predicted to launch at around 449USD, decreasing in price to 399USD in the space of a couple of months. Again, silver, white and grey appear to be the first few colours available for these two vendors.

How negatively will delays if any (on the N8) impact Nokia? Is it better that Nokia learns from the N97 and put out a product that does not require fixing?

Here’s an interesting article from Forbes – bloggers vs analysts on N8 delay. 😛

“Montano adds that it’s better that Nokia provide a fully working, hassle and bug-free product than release something faulty. “Like you know, one that drops calls when you hold it the wrong way.”

– Parmy Olson, London Bureau Chief, FORBES.

Note – I was texting under the lecture desk this answer (via N900) and was not sure if what I sent actually made sense. I did not realise my little rambling would be published.

I hope this will be swept under the rug. Pretty much all other Nokia delays have been – though none have garnered as much attention as the N8.


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