Any smartphone users waiting for the excellent Nokia Lumia 900 to hit the shores of Britain, we have some bad news.
Nokia has announced that the UK release of its flagship smartphone has been pushed back until mid-May as a result of high demand in the US.
There had never actually been confirmed release date for the Lumia 900 in the UK, but pre-order details had stated the release as 27 April.
But the device has proved so popular in the US that we now won’t be able to get our hands on the Lumia 900 until 14 May.
Mixed sales for Nokia Lumia range
While the delay is bad news for us in the UK, it is a sort of reassuring piece of bad news for Nokia itself as it means the Lumia 900 is doing well.
Nokia’s flagship device has led the charge for its assault on the smartphone market this year, and has proved to be a success in a number of countries.
But the other devices in the Lumia range have not fared quite as well. The Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 both received positive reviews upon their release, but this has not translated into sales.
Nokia reported a 40% drop in device sales for the first quarter of this year, as the Lumia range failed to excite customers in the UK and around the world.
Nokia hoping for Lumia 900 success
The 900 is at the forefront of the Lumia series, and Nokia will be hoping to repeat the phone’s US success here in the UK.
There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be successful. With a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, plus a 4.3-inch AMOLED display, the Lumia 900 lives up to the hype.
So while we may be waiting a little longer than expected (although Nokia have said the device was always due to launch around May, so this is not technically a ‘delay’), the Lumia 900 is sure to be worth the wait.