Retailer Confirms Lumia 900's UK Launch Date of May 14
Just another fortnight or so to wait.
Phones 4u has confirmed that the upcoming Lumia 900 phone will not launch in the United Kingdom for another two weeks. Originally thought to be arriving at the end of April, rumours earlier this week pointed to a delay as a result of overwhelming demand for the phone in the United States. This is despite the fact that Nokia never gave a solid release date for the Lumia 900 beyond 'Q2' of 2012. This week the Finnish company reiterated its plans to launch the phone in the second quarter. According to Pocket-Lint, the company said the problem was with retailers giving out pre-order dates and the phone would launch in Q2 as planned.
Though Nokia has not confirmed whether or not the launch will come a fortnight later than originally planned, Phones 4u has confirmed a May 14 release. The Telegraph cites Phones 4U as saying this May 14 launch does is the result of a delay and that it will be offering people who have already pre-ordered a free pair of Nokia Purity by Monster headphones for their troubles. Phones 4U had been planning to sell the phone from tomorrow, April 27. Carphone Warehouse played it a bit safer with its initial ship date of 'May 2012' and so its Lumia 900 page remains unchanged.
The 900 is similar to the 710 and 800 in appearance but is packing a bit more of a punch under the hood. It boasts a single-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED 800 x 480 touchscreen display, 512MB RAM, an 8-megapixel (F2.2, 28mm) camera in the rear with Carl Zeiss optics, and a 1840mAH battery. It's also got support for 4G LTE in the U.S.