What's this? Even the networks are passing on the N96 now? Maybe o2 don't consider DVB-H and a few more gigs of internal storage as good enough incentive to upgrade?
Well, according to Mobile Industry Review, o2 won't be carrying the N96 because they don't see the point in offering the device when their competitors (like 3) will almost certainly be offering the N96 for free and on cheaper tariffs than o2's.
With the rather poor reception that the N96 has gotten in quite a few online communities, it would be fair to assume that o2 won't be losing a substantial number of potential customers... Who knows?