With Nokia UK remaining steadfastly resolute in its silence over when the Lumia 920 Windows Phone will officially go on sale, we've been forced to scout around Europe for scraps of info that might reveal a little more.
Which is how we stumbled across a worrying tweet from Swisscom stating the Lumia 920 would only be available at the end of November – and not mid-month as it was saying until just recently. So has Nokia's flagship WinPho warrior been delayed?
Let's be clear: the Lumia 920 (and to a lesser extent the lesser Lumia 820) is a massively important release for Nokia – to put it simply, if it isn't a success Nokia might as well throw in the towel altogether.
The company already took plenty of heat for announcing its Windows Phone 8 duo early last month without having any clear info on when they would actually go on sale – which (we learned soon after) was mainly because Microsoft hadn't actually finished WP8 and so couldn't deliver a fixed launch date itself.
Not ideal, obviously, but not a deal-breaker: so long as work on Windows Phone 8 was wrapped up close to or on time (on time being at the end of October) we'd see the Lumia 920 early in November – which is the info most of us have been going on.
But in answering a subscriber query over the weekend, Swisscom said the handset would only land in “late November” (not the mid-November time frame it has promised in the past), and that there remains “no information on ordering”.
So has Nokia's great hope been hit by delays, or are we reading too much into Swisscom's choice of words? We certainly hope so, because we've seen a massive array of powerful new mobile hardware unleashed since Nokia's new handsets were announced at Nokia World, and if the late-November theory is true, just about all of it will already be on the shelves tempting Christmas buyers before Nokia even gets out of the starting blocks.