Nokia has started shipping its new Symbian^3 OS cellphone N8 to those of you who pre-ordered. The first batch of devices has left the factories in Finland and China, and these N8s will soon end in the hands of customers all over the world.
Many Nokia fans have wondered will there be further delays for the N8, and this is probably the best answer to that question. Recently, Nokia informed some of the customers who have pre-ordered the device they will be receiving it “during October”, as Nokia decided to “hold the shipments for a few weeks to do some final amends.” However, Nokia immediately clarified that the N8 is not being delayed, and now it proved it with the pictures of N8s leaving the factory.
Nokia N8 may not be the device that’ll make you leave your beloved BlackBerry, iPhone, or Android phone but Nokia’s N8 with its significantly enhanced Symbian^3 OS is without a doubt the best you can do if you’re one of the millions of Symbian users looking for a smartphone upgrade. Having said that, fans of cameraphones on any platform might be swayed by the N8’s 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, xenon flash, extra large image sensor, and HDMI out. Nokia says that availability will vary by country and operator and should be everywhere within the coming weeks.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Nokia N8 can justify the hype when it finally reaches end users.