Sort of sadly though, I might've been amongst the first preorderers in the whole world to get their N8, cos I preordered it the same day it became available in Finland. Later on though I cancelled my preorder (14.9.2010) to reserve it from the flagship store cos the preorder wouldve come with home delivery at times I wouldve never been home while my school is 100m away from the flagship store, so with bad luck, I just put myself into the back of the queue and with bad luck it may make the difference of getting it next week or end of october :/
Dwane, 26 Sep 2010This phone and its delays are costing me so much mental pain! I now love it and I hate it
I... moreThanks for copy pasting the full email, I've been asking around whether any finnish customers would've recieved the same message, but at least this far no one has said such thing.
I wonder whether it's actually about tweaking it abit more or simply not having the capability to supply enough to meet the demand.
At least for Finland the latest official word is still that first preorderers should be getting it probably next week (would also be a positive thing for Nokia cos then they wouldn't have missed the Q3 delivery they originally promised). I'll naturally keep this place up to date to which I can (I know so much more as I still part time work at the factory but the NDA limits what I can tell here or anywhere else).
I hope you and the others stay strong, cos you certainly havn't been waiting this long in vain.
Wheez, 26 Sep 2010Yes, that was said at one point, but it was a cut in informationflow/misunderstanding at the f... moreThis phone and its delays are costing me so much mental pain! I now love it and I hate it
I pre-ordered my N8 on 16th Sept. And I got this email on 24th Sept. from Nokia.
Thank you for your interest to be among the first to have the Nokia N8 in your hands in the UK. You have made a great choice for the ultimate entertainment smartphone and world’s best cameraphone.
We have received your preorder, originally scheduled the delivery of your N8 by the end of September. For your maximum enjoyment of the N8, we had to move the delivery by a few weeks.
You will receive your brand new Nokia N8 during October. And you will be among the first to fully enjoy the benefits of a smartphone that is packed with HD entertainment and supreme camera capabilities.
If you have any questions about your order you can contact us directly on 0800 888 100.
Nokia Online Shop Customer Services www.nokiadirect.co.uk
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2010N97 was slow for last year standard. N8 is also slow for this yr std of 1ghz processor and 512Mb ramAnd your argument is sort of flawed. The N97 was not slow due to having old standards, but simply insufficient resources to run the phone. They for some reason left out graphics acceleration as well as it had too little RAM after boot up combined with most stuff going on C:/ that had very little free space causing problems.
N8 has 1) faster CPU than the N97 2) A dedicated GPU 3) More optimized OS for touch screen devices 4) Better touch screen by miles 5) 3-4 times the free RAM after bootup
The benchmarks also show that the CPU + GPU combination of the N8 is very even with devices "that meet todays standards" according to you. Naturally having more emphasis on graphics related stuff and little less emphasis on pure CPU requiring stuff.
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2010N97 was slow for last year standard. N8 is also slow for this yr std of 1ghz processor and 512Mb ramYeah, sadly the features of N8 are like years 2012 standards, while your 1ghz CPU phones have featurestandards of 2008 :D
Mahyar, 26 Sep 2010N8 has 12mp camera with xenon flash + face &smile detection + fm transmitter + card slot +... moreN97 was slow for last year standard. N8 is also slow for this yr std of 1ghz processor and 512Mb ram
Haha... the tides are finally turning I guess. Just saw the X10 news. Where are you Tom-Heldge the great X10 fan?
every one , her is great NEW games for the N8 , great games take the N8 to the next Level , her take a look:
N8 has 12mp camera with xenon flash + face &smile detection + fm transmitter + card slot + cable for usb on the go + cable for HDMI + DivX player + less weight + anodized aluminium casing.
BUT E7 has QWERTY keyboard + 4 " display.
please advise me which one is better for buy.now i have N97.it is good but slow.please advise me...
[deleted post]I just got the email that my order has been delayed!!
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2010In reply to all those saying this will still ship end of september , you are mistaken , i was ... moreYes, that was said at one point, but it was a cut in informationflow/misunderstanding at the factories. The latest official word is that the first phones are still being shipped by the end of september.
The n8 has been available in the uk since 23 september! So stop tell lies kids, apps and game are also available to buy right now :-) but symbian^4 is out next year, so goodbye nokia, hello android :-)
In reply to all those saying this will still ship end of september , you are mistaken , i was one of the first to pre order and have been emailed by nokia to say i quote "For your maximum enjoyment of the N8, we had to move the delivery by a few weeks." that is fact not hearsay
sandeep, 26 Sep 2010is this phone out yet,i cant wait man. i live in usa and i want this phone so bad. i hav sidek... morehttp://store.nokia.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/productdetail_10500_10101_-1_10000675
If you would've preordered earlier, you might have gotten it next week, but I think it's late for that now, you're most likely gonna have to wait for the 2nd batch that the site says would be
There 2 main things I don't like about N8:
1. I understand that the N8's batt is non-removable type. The standby time specs indicate that it would be very difficult to make it last for 2 FULL days of moderate usage.
2. The call records have a lifetime of just 30 days. If the records get deleted after 30days even if there is space in the memory, then its bad :( I know this is very trivial. But, I use the call records as a temporary place to store some un-important numbers for a short duration.