Nokia Lumia 900 UK release delayed

Nokia Lumia 900 UK release delayedWe recently heard that Nokia’s gamble – selling the Lumia 900 for relative cheapness in the US – appeared to be paying off, with the smartphone riding high on Amazon's sales charts.

In fact, the Nokia Lumia 900 has been so successful across the Atlantic that the UK release has officially been pushed back a few weeks.

A Nokia spokesperson told UK site V3: “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."

"The Lumia 900 is now expected to be available from Phones4U around May 14."

If you’ve been following the Nokia Lumia 900 saga with a keen eye, you might remember that April 27 was the date originally earmarked by Phones 4u. Well, clearly that ain’t happenin’ no more.

Incidentally, Nokia appears to be laying the blame on Phones 4u, and stresses that it was only ever committed to a Q2 release, which will obviously still be the case.

Not to put a downer on Nokia’s apparent success, but we still don’t know how many units we’re talking here. Thousands? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Er, probably tens.

Nokia says the white Lumia 900 has been particularly popular with our transatlantic friends. Should we expect a similar frenzy in the UK? Uhm…

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:32

"apparent" is the keyword. Elop is shtum when it comes to sales figures beyond a fluffy "more than expected". The Amazon chart-topping lasted a whopping 4 days if I'm not mistaken, and that was the Easter season with not much else new...
Here's why they don't have "enough": they cannot aford to make too many...

HarryBeza  Apr. 25, 2012 at 13:49

I hope the wait isn't too long as I can't wait to swap from my droid . Been using my wife's Nokia 800 and it's buttery smooth and she never has to reset her phone unlike me.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 25, 2012 at 16:30

"apparent" is the keyword. Elop is shtum when it comes to sales figures beyond a fluffy "more than expected". The Amazon chart-topping lasted a whopping 4 days if I'm not mistaken, and that was the Easter season with not much else new...
Here's why they don't have "enough": they cannot aford to make too many...

Precisely, I mean I expected Nokia to sell about 4 Lumia 900s, if they've managed to shift 5 that's better than expected, but still awful. As for the Lumia 900 topping the Amazon charts, I wonder how many of those made their way back to Amazon within the returns period :p?

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