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** UPDATE ** N97 UK arrival date leaked ** UPDATE **

Details have been listed on Play.com of the actual in store date of the N97, much much earlier than expected – March 31st. Hurrah!

Spotted by Pocket-Lint is this revelation of revelations over the stores website seen here, heavily pre-empting any official announcement by Nokia themselves.

Only a month ago we brought you news the online store Expansys known for jumping the gun, had listed the N97 for pre-ordering with no delivery date attached or even costing. It looks like all that has now changed.

Play.com has it the Nokia handset will be available only in white, SIM free for the princely sum of £479.99. Although any of this has yet to be confirmed by Nokia, and we really doubt they will do this close to Mobile World Congress. It’s still a good price for the handset we believe, we’re sure the queues will have started already.

Some are calling this the very first phone designed solely for left handed people, as the cursor touch pad is on the left side of the keyboard. It was MIR that first made this outlandish statement and we’re standing our ground on the matter too.

The model that’s the closest handset to the Nokia Communicator series that we’re likely to see for a while, comes along with a possible massive 48GB of storage, a full QWERTY keyboard and a 3.5-inch touch screen

If this UK date has any worth to it, this has surely thrown somewhat of a large monkey wrench into Nokia’s big big announcements at Mobile World Congress this year.

This is a shame as if there are any more leaks of this nature, it will hardly be worth going to Barcelona as all the news will already be out by then.

Stay tuned for more leaks, or a confirmation on the N97 date by the Finnish.

UPDATE: We’ve just had the official word from Nokia; Play.com are way way way off base here. Stay tuned to more info from Mobile World Congress on the arrival date *cough*

17 replies on “** UPDATE ** N97 UK arrival date leaked ** UPDATE **”

Yeah, these online stores like to 'predict' (i.e., pick out of a hat) a date just so they have something on their system and so they get a few advance orders.

Would've been nice if it was true though

Yeah, these online stores like to 'predict' (i.e., pick out of a hat) a date just so they have something on their system and so they get a few advance orders.

Would've been nice if it was true though

*sigh* it was only humour

http://mobileindustry.wpengine.com/2008/12/nok

“One of the issues we had when we began to use the keyboard is that it looks and feels like it’s geared only for left handed people. We’re sure many others will feel the same way too. The d-pad is located for the left thumb to use only, which does feel odd. We asked why this was the case; the answer came back rather obviously and just shows who it’s aimed at.

After a great deal of research they discovered the left hand thumb was used more often in navigation when it came to consoles. Ahhh, the penny drops as to who they’re aiming this at now.

When you remember you do actually use that thumb in that way, the muscle memory sort of kicks in and you’re well away.”

*sigh* it was only humour

http://mobileindustry.wpengine.com/2008/12/nok

“One of the issues we had when we began to use the keyboard is that it looks and feels like it’s geared only for left handed people. We’re sure many others will feel the same way too. The d-pad is located for the left thumb to use only, which does feel odd. We asked why this was the case; the answer came back rather obviously and just shows who it’s aimed at.

After a great deal of research they discovered the left hand thumb was used more often in navigation when it came to consoles. Ahhh, the penny drops as to who they’re aiming this at now.

When you remember you do actually use that thumb in that way, the muscle memory sort of kicks in and you’re well away.”

Its due June/July at the moment. Play.com got their info from an out of date release schedual I'd guess, that had it pegged for March 09 (its been put back since)

Its due June/July at the moment. Play.com got their info from an out of date release schedual I'd guess, that had it pegged for March 09 (its been put back since)

*sigh* it was only humour

http://mobileindustry.wpengine.com/2008/12/nok

“One of the issues we had when we began to use the keyboard is that it looks and feels like it’s geared only for left handed people. We’re sure many others will feel the same way too. The d-pad is located for the left thumb to use only, which does feel odd. We asked why this was the case; the answer came back rather obviously and just shows who it’s aimed at.

After a great deal of research they discovered the left hand thumb was used more often in navigation when it came to consoles. Ahhh, the penny drops as to who they’re aiming this at now.

When you remember you do actually use that thumb in that way, the muscle memory sort of kicks in and you’re well away.”

Its due June/July at the moment. Play.com got their info from an out of date release schedual I'd guess, that had it pegged for March 09 (its been put back since)

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