Nokia has no other choice but to delay the UK release of its popular Lumia 900 Windows Phone due to “overwhelming demand” for the handset in the US.
The 4.3-inch Nokia Lumia 900 was originally set to hit shelves in the UK market today, April 27, but the Finnish phone maker said that it will experience a forced delay spanning two weeks because of stock shortage brought by massive demand in America.
“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,” said Nokia US. “The Lumia 900 is now expected to be available from Phones4U around the 14th May.”
UK retailer Phones 4u now offers pre-orders for the handset, which started early this month, so eager customers may have to hold back a little bit.
Nokia, however, revealed that it never delivered word of an official UK release date for the Lumia 900 other than the “Q2 roll-out” statement. The company confirmed that it will ship the smartphone on May 14 to Phones 4u, with Carphone Warehouse to receive shipments next month.