Due to high demand, Nokia has reportedly pushed back the release date for the Lumia 900 in the United Kingdom, with this high-end Windows Phone now geared toward a mid-May launch.
Originally slated for an April 27 release date, a company rep said that since there has been an overwhelming demand for the handset in the United States, they have been forced to delay its launch to “around May 14”.
Although Nokia recently stated that it never confirmed the original April release date, citing that it announced a “Q2 roll-out”, the change in shipping date was revealed by British phone retailer Phone 4u. They initially reported that the Nokia smartphone was to be shipped to customers on later this week, but now mid-May.
The change in delivery dates in the U.K. came after Nokia warned users in the U.S. that the handset would be in short supply. A notice was sent out by the company that said that both retail locations and online retailers would be experiencing a shortage of phones as the company worked to restock the handset.
Despite the high demand, the Lumia 900 experienced a high-profile software bug in the U.S. that causes the smartphone to lose their cellular-wireless connection. Nokia moved quickly to fix this bug by releasing a system software update.
Check out our review of the AT&T version of the Nokia Lumia 900.