You're waiting for your shiny new gadget to arrive. The date of release comes and goes - what's the worst that could happen? A delivery cock-up maybe!
That's what's apparently happened to some who're patiently awaiting a knock on the door from TNT with a shiny Nexus 7 clutched in the delivery man/woman's hands.
As to who is to blame - that's a touchy subject. But according to Expert Reviews, some customers got an email saying their precious had been despatched, yet when they called TNT, were told Google has given them 'incomplete addresses.' Google, meanwhile, blames TNT for the mix up.
That said, it does appear to all be in order now - those nice chaps over at Pocket Lint have spoken to Google and it has confirmed that there was a small issue but it's all ironed out. Funnily though, Google does still use the opportunity to very subtly lay the blame, once again, at TNT's feet: “There was a small issue on the TNT side with labelling but it was quickly rectified and orders continued to be processed.”
I can only imagine how these punters feel. I remember ordering the Nexus One (back in the day) when it first came out.
I waited patiently for the release date, then ordered through some archaic system using Google checkout that looked like it'd been made up as part of a school project. This was obviously before the days of civilisation and Google Play.
The handset had to come all the way from the US and I tracked it intently using the DHL website. Unfortunately, the delivery also coincided with heavy snow (which London cannot cope with - especially with me living on a hill and drivers refusing to try to navigate it) and a postal strike.
The Nexus One did eventually arrive - but that wait was horrid. Something only a fellow geek (or saddo) would ever truly appreciate.
Anyway, there's no snow this time. And TNT don't appear to be striking. So with any luck, Nexus 7s should be arriving any time. Let us know if you get yours.