A member of staff at a Nokia mobile phone store has just confirmed to Pocket-lint the release date of its latest super phone, the N8.

We previously reported that the phone would be launched in Germany on the 24 August and hoped that the Vodafone registration page, which is currently up on the website, would mean that us Brits might get the handset even sooner.

However, it seems as though we're going to have to be patient, as the UK release date has been confirmed as 25 August 2010.

Nokia's latest handset will feature 720p video, a 12-megapixel camera as well as all the bells and whistles you could possibly want out of a modern smartphone. The success of the handset, however, really depends on how well the Symbian^3 OS runs, as in our previous hands-on with the device Nokia wouldn't let us turn it on.

Let us know in the comments if you've signed up to be notified for the pre-order, and whether, in fact, you think that the N8 will be able to compete against other high-end handsets.