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Pre-release Nokia N8 sells on eBay for just £310

Pre-release Nokia N8 sells on eBay for just £310

Silly us; here we were waiting for Nokia's official launch of the N8, and all we needed to do was head over to eBay.  A supposedly "brand new & boxed" N8 has just sold on the online auction site for a measly £310 - that's £119 less than the unlocked, SIM-free model is going for on Nokia's own preorder page - meaning someone will get their hands on the smartphone potentially weeks ahead of everybody else.

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Nokia N8 delay confusion deepens: Some will get it, some will wait [Updated]

Nokia N8 delay confusion deepens: Some will get it, some will wait [Updated]

The Nokia N8 launch is getting pretty confusing.  After rumors of global delays - which the company squashed - the Finnish firm then performed an apparent about-turn and admitted yesterday that it would be holding the shipments into October "to do some final amends."  Now, according to the company's official blog, the reports based on yesterday's statement are still wrong: the N8 will apparently be shipping from the end of September, as originally promised.

Update: We've heard back from Nokia with some clarification - more details after the cut.

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Nokia N8 Delayed for a Few Weeks, Due Some Time in October

Nokia N8 Delayed for a Few Weeks, Due Some Time in October

It looks like rumors about the Nokia N8 being delayed were true, after all. In a recent report last week, Indian analyst Gaurav Hasabnis claimed that Nokia would be delaying the N8 smartphone until October, saying that it was in fact a global delay. But Nokia said that everything was still on track in the same report, pointing out that they would still be making that late Q3 2010 launch window. Press material continued to state that, by the end of September, the N8 would be available and in customer's hands. However, that's all come crashing down, as Nokia has officially delayed the N8 for a few weeks.

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A Week with the Nokia N8: Can Symbian Survive?

A Week with the Nokia N8: Can Symbian Survive?

I'm in London this week at Nokia World and it's a defining moment for Nokia. Last week Nokia announced their CEO's departure, and new CEO (and Microsoft alum) Stephen Elop. Nokia phones once defined state of the art and the S60 platform defined the modern smartphone era in 2002. Today, in a world dominated by news of the latest Android and iOS devices, Nokia looks to drive forward their relevance and innovation.

Among the plethora of news, one of the highlights is Nokia officially unveiling the N8, their flagship device for the Symbian^3 platform. I've been using one for the last week or so and I can safely say it's the best Symbian phone I've ever used. The question remains, though: is that good enough in today's competitive market?

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Nokia N8 clone runs Android, sheds megapixels

Nokia N8 clone runs Android, sheds megapixels

Nokia continue to insist that they have no plans to ditch Symbian or MeeGo in favor of Android, and so we'll have to get our Google/Finn crossover kicks in unofficial ways.  Chinese firm iZiNN has cloned the Nokia N8 and slapped a copy of Android 2.1 on their copy, the CJ-3; it lacks the original's 12-megapixel camera (making do with just 5-megapixels) but does keep the HDMI output and 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen.

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Nokia N8 preorders cancelled by Amazon Germany

Nokia N8 preorders cancelled by Amazon Germany

Amazon Germany has apparently begun cancelling Nokia N8 preorders, according to FinestFones, informing customers by email that while the retailer had attempted to source the smartphone in a timely manner, they had been unable to do so with the Symbian^3 smartphone.  Interestingly, they also say that while they try to ensure their database is up to date, manufacturers sometimes change their release plans; it's unclear whether Nokia has been delayed in its release intentions for the N8, which many had expected sometime in August.

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