Espoo, Finland-based mobile phone maker Nokia is expected to start selling its latest flagship device, the Nokia N8, as soon as September 25th, one month later than originally announced. This would be the company’s first Symbian^3-based device from the company, and is expected to land on shelves plagued with various software problems, caused by the fact that Nokia did not completed the implementation of the new operating system. The one month delay of Nokia N8 is also said to have been caused by the fact that Nokia is trying to polish the software solution ahead of the handset’s official launch.
Not only would Nokia N8 land on shelves with the said issues, but rumor has it that only a small number of devices would be delivered to the market at that time, so as to attenuate the impact a buggy operating system would have on the way in which Nokia’s new flagship smartphone is received. The initial Nokia N8 shipment would include the unfinished version of the OS, but it seems that Nokia won’t be late with the release of a software update for the device, so as to fix many of the issues it would arrive with. The first software patch for N8 is expected to land in mid or late November, and should bring forth DiVX support, a new version of the WebKit browser, and fixes for some of the small issues the OS would arrive with. at least this si what Habrahabr reports (via Electronista).
For the time being, however, this remains only in the rumor side. Undoubtedly, Nokia does plan on making the new Symbian^3-based mobile phone available for purchase sometime in late September, but there are no official details available on how the hardware and the operating system would be going along together. With a price tag set somewhere around $600 (500 Euro), the phone might not seem too appealing to end users in case it arrives with a buggy OS, especially at times when Symbian is losing market share in front of rivals like Android or iPhone.