Record number of pre-orders
What is the possibility that there have been *so many* pre-orders, that anyone pre-ordering a device NOW (ie. today) will not get theirs until the end of October?
And anyone who pre-ordered weeks ago will still get theirs at the end of September/beginning October?
Does this constitute a delay, el Reg? Probably not - it's just responsible expectation management.
As for believing without question that Nokia would modify the software weeks before the device shipped - are you freaking out of your mind? What software engineer worth their salt would be that dumb? Tweaking software that is about to ship is monumentally stupid, not to mention the several weeks of testing (at least six) that would need to be repeated.
Fail icon, obviously - not for Nokia, but for this poorly researched article based on blogosphere witterings.