Nokia is pushing back the release of the Lumia 900 in the UK, after higher-than-expected levels of demand for the company’s third-ever tilt at a Windows phone.
The handset, which is essentially the Lumia 800 but with more screen real estate, had been tipped to show up on these shores on April 27th.
However, that plan now seems to have been scrapped, amid reports of sell-outs at bricks and mortar US retailers and signs that the Lumia 900 could be the phone that finally sees the Finns crack the US market.
According to V3.com, the handset now won’t land in Blighty for another two weeks or so.
A spokesperson told the site: "The overwhelming demand for the Lumia 900 in the US with AT&T has, unfortunately, had a small knock-on effect on product availability in the UK.
"The Lumia 900 is now expected to be available from Phones 4U around May 14."
As anyone who remembers the epic and ruinous N8 launch debacle will attest, Nokia has more than a little form with delays for flagship smartphones.
But we’re pleased to say that at least this time around, the postponement is caused by the success of a handset rather than the Symbian OS glitchiness that meant the last ever N-series phone was dead on arrival.