Nokia Addresses International Lumia 900 Delays
Nokia’s Lumia 900 is doing brisk sales on AT&T as the first LTE-enabled Windows phone handset available. Even without that 4G LTE connectivity, there’s a lot of excitement to see the HSPA+ version of the 900 go up for sale internationally, including in the UK. Could the 900’s success in the US be affecting Nokia’s plans for starting sales elsewhere? While word recently came out that the phone’s availability would be delayed, Nokia’s got a slightly different take on the situation.
UK retailers had been saying that the 900 would arrive on April 27. With production demands as high as they are for the US Lumia 900, that date has since been revised to sometime around May 14. Initially, a Nokia spokesperson addressed this change of date in terms of a delay.
Since then, though, Nokia has stepped-up to clarify that technically it never said when the phone would land with any more specificity than sometime this quarter. OK, Nokia, that might be true, but even if a purely internal timetable gets bumped-back, that’s still a delay, isn’t it?
On the plus side, the Lumia 900’s UK shipping date has finally been officially confirmed, so even with a couple weeks to go, there’s now much less uncertainty about how the smartphone will arrive.