Nokia Lumia 900 UK rollout delayed by demand from US

Summary:The UK launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 has been delayed until mid-May due to high demand for the device in the US. Image credit: Nokia Nokia told ZDNet UK on Wednesday in a statement that "overwhelming demand" for the Lumia 900 in the US had resulted in "a small knock-on effect on product availability in the UK".

The UK launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 has been delayed until mid-May due to high demand for the device in the US.

Image credit: Nokia

Nokia told ZDNet UK on Wednesday in a statement that "overwhelming demand" for the Lumia 900 in the US had resulted in "a small knock-on effect on product availability in the UK".

"The Lumia 900 is now expected to be available from Phones4U around the 14th May. We are doing everything we can to fulfil demand," the Nokia spokesperson added.

It had previously been due to arrive on 27 April, according to Phones4U.

On 19 April in its most recent quarterly financial statement, Nokia said the introduction of its Lumia devices had been a mixed bag in terms of sales.

Stephen Elop, chief executive of Nokia, acknowledged that while the launch of the Lumia 900 had been a success in some countries, including the US, other members of the Lumia range had failed to measure up against rivals in other markets, including the UK.

The Lumia 900 went on sale in the US on the AT&T network on 8 April. However, just days after the device went on sale Jo Horlow, executive vice president of smart devices, said the company had identified a software bug that could interfere with data connectivity.

"Soon after this flagship device began selling, we identified a software issue," Horlow wrote on the Nokia Conversations blog. "In short, a memory management issue was discovered that could, in some cases, lead to loss of data connectivity. This issue is purely in the phone software, and is not related to either phone hardware or the network itself [...] We have identified the issue, and have developed a solution."

Horlow said an update was due to be issued via the Zune software "on or around" 16 May.

Topics: Mobility

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