A Russian web site are in the posession of an early N8 prototype from Nokia. The site has written a “review” of the unfinnished product and are talking negative about the software. It is not the first time this site get their hands on a prototype without the consensus of the manufacture. Someone will get fired if they find out who’s the inside betrayer. As far as I know, the leaks are always from Sony Ericsson or Nokia. The other manufactures are better on keeping secrets by not sending prototypes over to Russia.
The official Nokia Blog has this to say about the insident:
Unfortunately, an early prototype made its way to someone that wasn’t supposed to have it, and his early first impressions of the device and its software spread like wildfire. Buried deep down in the blogger’s salacious headlines about the software not being ready, was the most important point. This is a very early, pre-production prototype with dated software that is not yet ready. So the site’s comments that the software ‘felt premature’ is probably one of the more blindingly obvious things you will read this year. This wasn’t the first time a Nokia product appeared online before it had been announced. This particular site openly flaunts its ability to acquire our property. Yes, we have to take a look at ourselves, and we are diligently hunting down the source of these leaks. Frankly, we pride ourselves on trust at Nokia, and someone has greatly betrayed that.