Nokia's Lumia 900 won't reach UK until May 14
High demand in US blamed for the delays
Published: 26 April, 2012
There's a bit of a good news/bad news situation for Nokia fans in the UK this week as V3 reports that the Finnish phone maker is pushing back the arrival of the Lumia 900 there until May 14. That's the bad news, the good news is that the delay is due to high demand for the handset in the US. While the company has had its lips tightly zipped on the exact sales figures since the launch of the device it's a good indication that the largest Lumia is doing well.
Originally expected to be released in the UK on April 27 it appears that the delay might not be as bad as first thought. Nokia has also confirmed that the April 27 date was not announced by them and the official word was always that it was going to land sometime in Q2.
Basically the phone is just the bigger brother to the Lumia 800 which has already been available in the UK for a while now. Key specs include a 3.7" display, single-core 1.4GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. In addition to this it comes with a rear-facing 8mp camera, front-facing 1mp camera and 16GB of internal storage.
Despite some connectivity problems which were discovered with the first batch of the 900s sold in the US AT&T and Nokia responded with a swift and commendable PR move giving anyone who purchased or already owned the device $100 credit on their bill from the carrier, effectively making it free.
Meanwhile there's more good news for Nokia, and less for the consumers eager to buy the handset in either white or magenta, as AT&T is out of stock of both colour options online and many retail outlets, however Black is still available.
It all sounds positive for the Lumia's sales but sceptics have been keen to point out that the current lack of stock might just be because of limited initial stock rather than a higher than expected demand.