updated 09:25 am EDT, Tue September 21, 2010
Record online pre-orders for a Nokia phone
In statement designed to scotch rumors of delays, Nokia has reassured customers who have pre-ordered the Symbian^3 handset in September that they can expect to receive it in October. However, at the same time, they have suggested that factors outside their control such provider launch decisions, and circumstances in each market will affect exactly when the device will actually reach the hands of customers.
Nokia also took the opportunity to announce that have received a record number of online pre-orders for the device, which retails for $550 as an unlocked phone in the US. The device is the first multi-touch aware smartphone from the company and also its best camera phone with a large 12-megapixel sensor, flash and 720p video.