Nokia issued a statement that confirms the fact that the SIM-Free Lumia 800 model won’t be delayed at all and will be released alongside with the locked models on November 16.
The Nokia Lumia 800 goes on sale on the 16th of November as we stated during the launch at Nokia World. There are some rather odd stories circulating at present, it’s rather flattering as it proves that there are a lot of people who believe the Lumia 800 will be a major sales item and are now trying to get it onto their shelves.
However for the rollout of our first Lumia products, we have chosen to work with the UK operator and retail partners who shared our enthusiasm and commitment to bring these first products to market with a major focus on bringing alive the Nokia with Windows Phone experience for consumers.?Therefore we are making sure that by using these channels the Lumia 800 will be available to our customers in the widest variety of outlets from SIM free to contract.
We have also worked extensively to train these channels to support the product. From Q1 next year we will be supplying the product?to?our wider UK distribution network and in the interim we will be supporting these additional channels with training ready for this wider reach.