The Windows Phone platform is gathering pace as more consumers give it a try with a variety of new hardware becoming available, the latest smartphone to be launched on the platform is the Nokia Lumia 900 and some UK retailers have confirmed the device being released on May 14.
The handset was thought to have been available by now but higher than expected demand for the Lumia 900 has seen the UK launch for the device to slip a little, and now as V3 are reporting the device is expected to arrive mid way through May. AT&T recently launched the device in the US that seen overwhelming demand for the handset, which has resulted in a knock-on effect on the handsets availability in the UK.
Nokia has said that they never originally confirmed an official release date for UK consumers besides a quarter 2 roll-out, but retailer Phones 4U has confirmed it will begin shipping the Nokia Lumia 900 on May 14th after originally suggesting an April 27th ship date. Meanwhile the Carphone Warehouse is also planning to start shipping the handset next month.
This news comes after the company warned US consumers the device would be in short supply, after a notice was sent out revealing that both online and retail channels would be experiencing a lack of stock.
It has been revealed that the white version of the Lumia 900 had seen a high demand from consumers, and the delay is the latest in a troubled debut for the Nokia handset. The smartphone may be selling better than expected but it has fallen victim to a software bug that left owners unable to establish network connections.
The company did say that the problem had since been dealt with and urged all owners to update their handsets operating systems to make sure they had the latest fixed version. Do you plan to get the Nokia Lumia 900?