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Nokia N8 Delayed Yet Again

Nokia has confirmed that its first Symbian^3 smartphone, the N8, will come in October rather than in September; the announcement came only days after the Nokia World conference in London.

In a statement, Nokia said that they have decided to hold the shipments for a few days to do some final ameds and ensure a great user experience.

The phone has been delayed for a second time and was originally expected to come in June and comes after the repeated delays last year of the Maemo-based Nokia N900 smartphone.

The N8 has been Nokia's most successful pre-order products according to the company and it is likely that the delay has been made necessary to make sure that there are no major bugs from day one.

Nokia has been rocked by the recent replacement of its long-time CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, by former Microsoft man, Stephen Elop and by the resignation of its lead of Mobile Solutions, Anssi Vanjoki.

As for the phone itself, it boasts a 3.5-inch 640x360 pixel touchscreen, 12-megapixel camera, which according to initial previews, is amongst the best phone cameras ever, a mature but trustworthy 600MHz processor, 16GB onboard memory and an array of features like HDMI and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.