UPDATE 2: Will my Nokia N8 arrive on Friday?
The folks over at Nokia Mobile Blog wrote that they talked with Nokia USA and were told that there is a queue for pre-orders, but that those who ordered first will see the device start shipping tomorrow. I pre-ordered mine as soon as the site went live so should be one of the first ones in the queue and I also paid for the expedited shipping so in a best case scenario my N8 could arrive on Friday. I have not seen any official word from Nokia and have not seen any other N8 devices shipping around the world so I am a bit skeptical that these devices will actually start shipping tomorrow. If they did start tomorrow, then Nokia could say they met the Q3 timeframe they stated back in April.
The USA was one of the first countries to offer pre-orders so it is entirely possible that they might start shipping. I certainly hope so and you can bet we will have lots of coverage here on Nokia Experts as soon as my N8 gets here.
UPDATE: Nokia just issued this press release that states the N8 devices have indeed started shipping to customers! This means that I may actually have my own N8 this weekend. The N8 has received the highest number of consumer pre-orders in Nokia’s history and I know I am excited for the device to arrive.
UPDATE 2: While I was traveling to Alaska the folks over at PhoneScoop called the Nokia USA store and apparently we won’t see our pre-ordered devices until the end of October. Not the best way to improve relations with the US. I wonder if I can find one in a different country and have it sent since they all have the same radio band support anyway.