Retailer Drops Lumia 900 UK Claims; Will It Ever See Wide Release?


Yesterday, we showed you what appeared to be evidence of plans to release the Nokia Lumia 900 in the UK. Despite only hearing from Nokia regarding a US launch on AT&T, when retailer Carphone Warehouse put up a pre-registration page for info on the phone’s arrival, we started getting optimistic that there really were plans for an international release of the phone that just hadn’t been made public yet. Today, though, that page is down, forcing us to ask questions about the information it provided.

Several possibilities are worth considering, from Nokia asking the site to take down the page, to the retailer itself making a mistake and posting the information before it had been confirmed.

There is a little bit of evidence that might support the theory that there really are multi-national Lumia 900 release plans in the works. A few days ago, Nokia Portugal responded to a question on its Facebook page with the claim that the Lumia 900 would eventually see a release in that country. Like the Carphone Warehouse page, that message has since been taken down. Together, we could see these incidents as supporting a theory that there was some miscommunication recently about permission to reveal this launch info, and Nokia’s since been trying to clean things up.

If what had been posted was accurate, that the Lumia 900 would come to the UK in June, we still have plenty of time for Nokia to come out with an official announcement. There’s no guarantee it will, but at this point we wouldn’t be surprised.

Source: Carphone Warehouse (currently broken), Nokia Portugal (Facebook)

Via: WMPoweruser, Nokiapoweruser

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