Despite remaining mum on how many Lumia 900s it's moved in the US, Nokia has been raving about how it's trying to keep up with demand for the flagship Windows Phone device. Consider us unsurprised, then, that the company has apparently delayed the phone's previous April 27th release date in the UK to "around May 14th," citing a need to keep the device stocked in the States. The news comes from V3.co.uk, which got the information from a Nokia spokesperson referring specifically to retailer Phones 4u. Hit up the links below if you'd like to catch the full spiel -- and why not check out our review for a second time to solidify your decision while you wait.
Update: And just like that, Phones 4u has officially confirmed the May 14th release date and US demand. The carrier will indeed be the first to carry the device when it launches, and notably, folks who pre-ordered early will also receive a free pair of Nokia Purity by Monster in-ear headphones -- this, on top of the already bundled-for-free Play 360 wireless speaker. You'll find all the details in the press release after the break and at the more coverage link below.
THURSDAY 25TH APRIL 2012: Phones 4u is proud to announce that, further to confirming its white exclusivity across the entire Nokia Lumia family of smartphones (including the Lumia 900), it will be the FIRST European retailer to range the eagerly anticipated Nokia Lumia 900.
Further to the US Nokia Lumia 900 launch event, the product has already proven to be an overwhelming success and with the continuing high demand for Nokia's latest Lumia smartphones, the Lumia 900 will now launch in the UK at Phones 4u on 14th May.
Due to overwhelming demand for the Lumia 900 in the US having a small knock-on effect on product availability in the UK, those who were the first to preorder their Lumia 900* from Phones 4u will receive a set of Nokia Purity by Monster in-ear headphones in addition to their free Nokia Play 360 wireless speaker when the Lumia 900 now launches on the 14th May.
Nokia's third Lumia smartphone builds on the range's sleek, attention grabbing design and rich social and Internet experience. The Nokia Lumia 900 features a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack Display for rich, bright images and Nokia's highest capacity battery yet, making it the perfect smartphone for enjoying media and entertainment on the move all day long. The primary camera on the Nokia Lumia 900 has exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, a large aperture for improved performance in low light conditions and wide angle focal length for capturing full 16:9 images. It is also the first Lumia phone to feature a front-facing 1 MP HD camera, with large aperture and wide-angle lens for sharp, bright images and video calling.
The Nokia Lumia 900 will now be available at Phones 4u both in store and online from 14th May.
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