One note of interest is that, in the UK store, the blue variant of the N8 will not be available until October and the Orange version is described as a 'limited edition'.
In the UK, the Nokia N8 will also be available from Carphone Warehouse, O2, Orange, Phones4u, T-Mobile, Tesco Phone Shops, Three Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone from Friday 1st October. This means it is being ranged by every major UK network, which is relatively unusualy (even for high end models), and suggests a strong endorsement of the product by operators.
You can order from the Nokia UK web store by following this link (affiliate). The UK Nokia store does tend to charge a premium over other online stores (e.g. Mobile Fun are selling the N8 for £399.95, with a release date of October 5th). However it is usually the first to get genuine UK variant stock for high end Nokia devices and, if you want to be one of the first to own an N8, the Nokia store may be your best option.
Here is a table outlining some of the pre-order pricing currently available. Variation in prices is not uncommon, differences can be caused by different tax rates, different retail margins and prices may also include a currency hedge (to allow for currency fluctuation).
|Country||Shop||Details||Price £||Price €||Price $|
|UK||Nokia||£35 contract x 18 months
600 mins, 'unlimited' texts and data
|UK||Mobile Fun||SIM Free||£400||€483||$614|
|USA||Nokia||SIM Free (price before taxes)||£357||€432||$549|
If you have additional information about N8 pre-ordering pricing in your market, please do add a comment below.
We expect to commence our comprehensive review coverage of the Nokia N8 shortly.