Nokia denies rumors of delay of their new Symbian^3 smartphone.
Nokia yesterday clarified that the rumors of a delay pertaining to their upcoming N8 smartphone device were a ‘misunderstanding’.
“We still expect to start the shipments by the end of 3rd quarter,” a Nokia spokesperson told PCWorld in an e-mail statement. “As it can take time from the beginning of shipment from the factory to arriving at their doorstep, in full transparency, we have advised our pre-order customers that they should expect their new Nokia N8 in October.”
Nokia told AFP that the misunderstanding had arisen after Nokia’s marketing department informed customers who had pre-ordered the smartphone that they should only expect the shipment to be made in October.
Nokia N8 is touted as Nokia’s answer to advances made by iPhone, Android and Blackberry. With high-end specs like 12MP camera, a brand new OS, 3.5″ touch screen, and an HDMI port, Nokia hopes to make a grand come back and capture some of its lost glory.
Nokia has organized a N8 media launch event in Dubai today, so stay tuned as we bring coverage from the show.