Nokia N97 listed as “Coming Soon” on Orange UK Shop but no stock for another 3 weeks?

Just spotted the Nokia N97 listed as “Coming Soon” in the online Orange UK Shop just today!

More information about the phone can be found here and the phone is listed as pay monthly from free. However, the devasting news for Nokia N97 fans is that, according to, Orange UK staff have been told that sadly, Orange will not have stock for another 3 weeks.

p/s: According to a thread on AVforums, this might possibly be due to the phones failing Orange’s tests and so they needed to be returned.