Windows Phone fans in the U.K. who have been lusting after the Nokia Lumia 900 since its unveiling at CES early this month will be pleased to know that the device will be making its way to Britain this year. But you’ve got plenty of time to start saving. According to one retailer, it won’t arrive until June.
We expected Nokia to remain quiet about the Lumia 900’s launch outside of the United States until Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. However, Carphone Warehouse seems to have let Nokia’s secret slip. Yesterday the company launched a “pre-register” page for the new handset that allowed customers to sign up for notifications when the device is ready for sale, which it says is “expected” during June.
Today it seems that page has been taken down again, but luckily for us, WPCentral grabbed a screenshot:
Pocket-lint claims to have spoken to “friends within the industry,” who have confirmed that the device won’t arrive in Britain until June.
We went hands-on with the Lumia 900 during CES, and we think it’s a pretty awesome handset. But would you expect any less from a device that’s really just an improved Lumia 800? In addition to its 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, the Lumia 900 features a front-facing camera for video calling — a feature sorely missed on its smaller sibling.
The device also boasts speedy LTE connectivity, but this is a feature sure to be stripped out before it arrives in the U.K. After all, it would only be wasted here without an LTE network to connect to.
If you’re looking forward to the Lumia 900, are you a little disappointed it may not be arriving until June?