Nokia N900 delayed
Weeks not months, thankfully
Don't worry about the much-reported Nokia N900 delay. The Linux-based smartphone will only hit the shops a week or so later than expected.
Nokia's N900: now set to arrive during November
Nokia said back in August that the device would be available to buy in October. But Pete Schneider, Nokia’s Head of Maemo Marketing, has since said: “We expect it to start shipping during November 2009.”
When in November? A number of UK smartphone retailers indicate that the N900 will arrive in stock as early as next week, though one, Play.com, expects the phone on 20 November, still less than a month from now.
However long the delay, Nokia hasn’t said why the N900’s launch has been put back.
While you’re waiting for the smartphone to arrive, be sure to read our N900 hands on assessment. ®
Just spoken to someone at Nokia UK - They are expecting shipment on the 9th (Nov), soo...
@Paul Hates Handles
Orange keep ringing me to remind me I'm out of contract, and I keep telling them I'm leaving unless something is very wrong with the N900, which they seem unable to stock <shrug> Carefail - I can port my number, so why stay loyal ?
Expecting great things...
"Nokia gave 300 of those during the Maemo summit and any major problems would've surfaced by now."
Optimistically hoping the delay is only due to squashing minor bugs found by those 300 very knowledgeable beta testers...
The N900 actually could be the first non-secondhand Nokia I will be buying, after shelling out for a 6110 in 2000. from the reviews, it sounds like the first Linux phone by any major company done right. I mean, what is Linux without easy access to the shell prompt?