Update: 08-07-2011. Dinesh Subramaniam from Communications team at Nokia wrote in our comments:
“…I also wanted to apologise for the misleading information from our twitter account. It was in reply to some folks who were asking about the N8 with Symbian Anna. Instead of saying that they “will start shipping in July” as per our announcement last month in Singapore, the account mentioned “started shipping in July”.
Nokia’s twitter account is confirming that Anna is now appearing on new N8s and new Nokia C7s, with shipping on those handsets already having started. It’s good to hear that things mentioned in Nokia Connection are clicking into place. Other S^3 (E7/C6-01) might have this too, it just hasn’t been asked from Nokia. The proof though is actually seeing these Anna N8s in store. Have you caught sight of one yet? Be sure to check out if it has continuous AF as suggested will be a N8 specific feature.
I’ve heard software isn’t the only things improved on these newer N8s. Can’t confirm but it’s a normal thing that later models will have even kinks in hardware ironed out.