The much sought after Nokia N900 has apparently been delayed until mid November according to an email received by a customer who has already ordered the forthcoming high end mobile phone.
The smartphone can already be pre-ordered directly from Nokia for £499 but there is no availability date displayed (the site only mentions mid November for the delivery date).
Product reviews received an email from a customer who ordered the phone from Mobile Phones Direct and confirmed a delay on the Nokia N900 which was originally scheduled to be released on the 30th of October.
In addition, Peter Schneider, the head of Maemo marketing at Nokia corporation has also confirmed that the mobile tablet will not be launched until November. He also revealed that 300 pre-production unit were loaned to open source developers to get more feedback from the community.
It is highly likely that the delay is linked to the feedback received by Nokia after this pre-release trial. The phone, which we consider to be superior to the similarly priced Nokia N97, is available on T-Mobile and Vodafone.
Nokiaretail sells it on a 24-month contract (Vodafone) with unlimited internet and texts with 900 minutes for £34.26. It is also available on an 18-month tariff but with only 700 minutes from T-Mobile.
The N900 is a very good smartphone even if Nokia considers it to be a Tablet PC. It has a better resolution that the N97 comes with the more powerful Maemo OS rather than S60, has a beefier CPU - an ARM Cortex A8, is slightly smaller than the N97 mini and sells for the same price