Symbian^3 based Nokia N8 now shipping

Ready to embrace your very first Symbian^3 smartphone? Good, because shipments of the Nokia N8 have just started, as Nokia has proudly announced this morning.

Naturally, the first to get the N8 will be those who’ve pre-ordered it, either via Nokia’s online shops, or in retail stores.

Starting “the coming weeks”, the N8 should be broadly available around the world.

So, in the end, the N8 is indeed shipping starting Q3 2010 (which ends today, September 30), but it will only be available in early Q4 (which begins tomorrow, October 1).

The N8’s price varies from country to country, however, for the beginning, you’ll surely not be able to get it for under €400 without contract. But that’s the price you have to pay for “the best entertainment phone” out there.

(yes, these are Nokia N8 boxes that should arrive at customers’ doors soon)

N8 aside, I’m curious to know whatever happened to that other Symbian^3 smartphone that was supposed to be manufactured by an Asian company, and be the world’s first to run on the new Symbian platform? Anyone knows? Will it be out before the Nokia E7? Does it even exist?

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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