The blogosphere and Nokia stock went crazy earlier today when customers who had pre-ordered their Nokia N8 Smartphones were informed by the company that there orders might be a bit late.

In response Nokia issued a statement on their official blog saying that any delays will be a matter of a few days, not a few months.

The following is what Nokia had to say on its blog today.

There have been a few stories this morning about the N8 availability which we feel need clarification. As we have previously said, we still expect to start the shipments by the end of the third quarter. As with every global launch, when the device reaches the hand of the customer will vary by market and operator.

We have received a record number of online pre-orders for the Nokia N8. We had targeted our online pre-order customers to receive their N8s by the end of September. As it can take time from the beginning of shipment to arriving at their doorstep, in full transparency, we have advised our pre-order customers that they should expect their new Nokia N8 in October.
Perhaps much ado over nothing?

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