I can understand your anticipation, but what part of MS product release cycle don't you understand?
You think Nokia should ship blank phones with a windows phone 8 download coupon?
In other words you have waited 18 months, but now you can't wait 18 days?
And now your needs have shifted from a phone to a tablet?
Peculiar...Your story sounds fishy
Whether you believe the poster or not, he makes a valid point. How many potential customers got tired of the wait and let their demand be filled by someone else? Diehard Nokia/WP fans will wait, just like diehard Apple fans waited for the iPhone 5. But new smartphone buyers won't wait. "Yeah, I thought WP8 looked interesting, but I just couldn't wait any longer." And that crowd is now sporting an iPhone or a Samsung phone. They'll say, "Maybe my NEXT phone will be a WP phone."