Last two days was crazy, the hype for the Nokia N97 exploded and everyone wanted their N97 right away. And as Nokia had promised that NokiaUSA would ship the N97s sooner than anyone else, rumours started to run all over the internet. Some people who pre-ordered the N97 with NokiaUSA were very angry with Nokia, all people (including me who pre-ordered a N97 from NokiaUSA) thought they were going to receive it after the N97s from Amazon, early July as some sales reps told customers who called to check the order status.
Still many people think that Nokia messed up the N97 launching in the USA, but we don’t see it that way. First, we all have to remember that NokiaUSA was always the last in the world to ship a device. Every device that was launched in Europe, was not seen in North America for the next two or three months until the NAM model was ready. I even thought that when Nokia announced that the N97 would be available June, it would take until September for North America to receive the NAM N97. But we have to realise that this launching was different, the U.S.A was among the first countries to receive the Nokia N97. That is amazing having in acount that the NAM model always took several months to arrive.
However, I recognize that there were some small problems with the launching. For example, the black version shipped yesterday, making people who pre-order the white version enrage. The logical thing is to ship both colors at the same time, but luckly, today the white N97 is shipping. So what is the current status of the situation? NokiaUSA is shipping both N97s before anyone else, sure there was some small problems with the launching and they took 1 or 2 days more to ship than expected, but is not to make a big deal out of it.