Anticipated 1st Symbian^3 Device Nokia N8 Delayed?
Looks like Nokia sets another setbacks for its highly anticipated device for 2010 the Nokia N8.
Nokia released the following statement yesterday announcing the delay of shipping of the Nokia N8 to October.
“The amount of preorders has exceeded our expectations and we are working hard to deliver the Nokia N8 to the market. In some markets, we had planned to start delivering the Nokia N8s to our pre-order customers by the end of September. To ensure a great user experience, we have decided to hold the shipments for a few weeks to do some final amends. We’re thrilled with the response that we’ve had to the Nokia N8 and assure everyone who’ve pre-ordered it already that it’ll be worth the wait! We expect consumers to get their Nokia N8s during October.”
I myself was really disappointed about news. For a device that was announced 3 months ago and was scheduled to be release in the 3rd Qtr of 2010. Now delayed, instead scheduled to be released on 4th Qtr of 2010. Yes, October starts the 4th Qtr of 2010.
This has been a really big problem from Nokia compare to other competitors. They really need to work on their announcement and release dates.
Now that this happened. Do you still believe the Nokia E7 will be release later this year? If you ask for my opinion.. I don’t think so, knowing Nokia’s track record in the past. This is an issue of the new CEO Stephen Elop has to face and fix.
We need to have something that’s going to be announced this month and released to the market next month. Which Nokia hasn’t done in my opinion. The fastest yet I’ve seen from Nokia was the Nokia N900 which was announced August 2009 and released November 2009.
Rumors going around the reason for the setback was Nokia to replaced the Nokia N8 screen with “CBD” Technology “aka” Clear Black Display. I don’t buy that rumor.
What do you guys think? Do you still trust Nokia’s release dates? Let us know your opinion.