UPDATE 2: Will my Nokia N8 arrive on Friday?

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.

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9 Comments to UPDATE 2: Will my Nokia N8 arrive on Friday?

Rafael
September 30, 2010

Cool! I hope I get mine shipped out ASAP too; although I didn’t have the money to pre-order it until last week. Anyway, great to hear news; finally it will be in the consumer hands =)

Mario
September 30, 2010

Bad news: just spoke to a nokia sales rep and the US is not getting it until the end of October! Nokia is going to make us wai an extra month! If Nokia plans to enter the US market and make a good impression, this is not the way to start!

VV
September 30, 2010

Hi Matt! What is it with Nokia and the US? I understand there’s not much love between them and the carriers here but screwing your preorder customers with delays is a No-No.I want my N8 NOW!

VV
September 30, 2010

I honestly think that we’ll be getting our N8’s soon. Otherwise this is my last preorder with Nokia USA.Oh and I apologise for the harsh tone in the comment above :)

Justwait
September 30, 2010

Good for you,in sweden it have not so good review so far the first day,hope they fix a lot of stuff before hitting your market,looks like they should have worked a month more with it before release…it was an early rumor saying that those who get it first would have a not perfect phone but whould have an update about the same time that it was released to USA it should be a phone update,lokks like that was true..

Lloyd
September 30, 2010

I just looked in eBay and all of the US N8 phones seem to also be pre-order. I got a Nokia phone from overseas once through eBay and the experience was positive. It came from Italy. I wonder how many others in the states will go the international route?

Matthew Miller
September 30, 2010

Ha, I checked eBay and Craigslist this morning too in the hopes I could buy one from overseas. I even checked the eBay UK site. I wonder if I can get a buddy in the UK to buy me one and send it my way, hmm…

VV
October 1, 2010

Good news guys. Nokia USA will start shipping the devices next week.It’s on the front page on the official site.Man I feel like a small kid waiting for Santa or something :)

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