Although most UK-based retailers were expected to start shipping the Nokia Lumia 900 in late April, the Finnish handset maker won’t be able to deliver on time.Obviously, Nokia is all covered as the company never said anything about an exact release date of the European version of Lumia 900; instead it projected it would be able to launch it in Q2 2012.
However, authorized resellers, like Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and Clove, previously announced the Lumia 900 would start shipping around April 27. Well, that launch date is not viable anymore.
The folks over at V3 were told by a Nokia spokesperson that Lumia 900 wouldn’t be coming to the UK this weekend as expected. Instead the company’s rep said the device was slated for a mid-May launch in the UK.
In the same piece of news, V3 were approached by Nokia’s officials who confirmed the Lumia 900 as being set for release at Phones4U on May 14.
In addition, Carphone Warehouse will also launch the Windows Phone device sometime next month, though we don’t have additional details for the moment.
The recent delay of the UK launch follows Nokia’s recent warning that the AT&T Lumia 900 is in high demand and that retail and online stores will surely experience shortages.
According to Nokia, the white-themed Lumia 900 was in high demand, though this version was released by AT&T several days after the black and cyan models.
While Nokia is now struggling to meet Lumia 900’s high demand in the States, Europeans will have to wait three more weeks until they are able to get their own version of the smartphone.
Still, even though the Finnish company confirmed a new release date for the Lumia 900, there’s no telling whether the device will arrive in the UK on time. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.