British Supermarket Tesco has decided to drop the price of the Nokia N8 to a mere £329, nearly £100 less than the suggested retail price the handset sells for on Nokia's official website.
Tesco had listed the handset initially for £289 a few days ago and many commented that it was one serious misprice but Tesco subsequently apologised for publishing the incorrect price and said that the actual one was £329.97.
The model, which is currently out of stock, will be available in the first week of October 2010 and will require an adult to sign upon delivery. At £330, which includes free delivery and 658 Clubcard points (worth up to £26), the Nokia N8 becomes suddenly more desirable than the HTC Desire.
The handset, which is locked to Tesco Mobile, comes with Symbian^3 OS, a 3.5-inch AMOLED 640x360 pixels screen, a 12-megapixel camera with two LED flashes, 720p HD recording capabilities, a front facing camera and HDMI connectivity.
All major mobile phone networks have confirmed that they will be selling the N8 on a contract basis for as little as £35 per month on a two year contract. Should Tesco stick to the £330 pricing, it is likely to attract significant demand, especially when tied to a SIM-only contract.