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Nokia Lumia 900 delayed in UK due to 'overwhelming US demand'

Now set to arrive on 14 May
Tue Apr 24 2012, 17:57

FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia has been forced to push back the release of the Lumia 900 due to "overwhelming demand" for the phone in the US, a company spokesperson has told V3.co.uk.

Nokia Lumia 900 SmartphoneThe 4.3in Nokia Lumia 900 was initially set to arrive in the UK on 27 April, but Nokia has revealed that the phone will now see a two-week delay due to a stock shortage following its stateside release.

"The overwhelming demand for the Lumia 900 in the US with AT&T has, unfortunately, had a small knock-on effect on product availability in the UK," a spokesperson for Nokia US said. "The Lumia 900 is now expected to be available from Phones4U around the 14th May."

Phones 4u started taking pre-orders for the phone earlier this month, so this is bad news for those keen to snap up the handset.

Neither Nokia or Phones 4u were available for comment at the time of writing.

Update: Nokia has told The INQUIRER that it never confirmed an official UK release date for the Lumia 900 beyond the original "Q2 roll-out". However, it also told us that Phones 4u will now be shipping the phone on May 14th, with Carphone Warehouse also planning to ship the phone next month. µ

 

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