Nokia's Lumia 900 is set to land in British buyers' hands for the first time at the end of April, after Phones4U revealed its delivery date for the Windows Phone-powered handset.
Phones4U is promising to deliver the Windows Phone-based Lumia 900 from 27 April on its website. Image credit: Nokia
On Tuesday, Nokia said the retailer and its rival Carphone Warehouse have begun taking pre-orders for the top-of-the-line Lumia 900. On its product web page, Phones4U shows a delivery date of 27 April for the handset, which it is carrying exclusively in white, as well as in the standard black. Carphone Warehouse is only saying that the phone is "expected" in May.
Unveiled by Nokia in January, the Lumia 900 runs on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.5 mobile operating system, also known as 'Mango'. While it is equipped for LTE in the US, the lack of 4G in the UK means British models will get DC-HSPA features instead. Nokia, which has said the Lumia family is "at the heart" of its comeback strategy, has already released the Lumia 710 and 800 in the UK, while the lower-end Lumia 610 is scheduled to arrive soon.
Phones4U is listing price plans for the Nokia 900 with Orange, O2 and Vodafone, with buyers able to get the phone for free on two-year subscriptions starting at £36 a month. While Carphone Warehouse is also expected to sell it in operator packages, the retailer has not posted any details on its product page.
Clove Technology has also started taking pre-orders for the SIM-free Nokia 900. The handset is listed at £480.60, and Clove confirmed this price to ZDNet UK, even though it said in a blog post on Wednesday that it will be charging £486.