The Nokia Lumia 900 release date in the UK has been pushed back, with reports suggesting that demand in the US is to blame.
Although Nokia has not revealed an exact UK date for the Lumia 900 beyond the second quarter of 2012, Phones4U had the handset available for pre-order on its site with a release date of April 27.
However it looks like the mobile retailer has got its stock estimation wrong, as a Nokia spokesperson told V3; "The overwhelming demand for the Lumia 900 in the US has, unfortunately, had a small knock-on effect on product availability in the UK.
"The Lumia 900 is now expected to be available from Phones4U around May 14."
Update: Nokia has apparently changed its mind and rejected the notion (put forward by Nokia) that the Lumia 900 has been delayed, according to Pocket-Lint. It has said the phone was always set to launch in Q2 2012, and as such will be bang on time. It probably just hated the word 'delay' being bandied about.
The delay could be deadly
Phones4U has updated its Nokia Lumia 900 pre-order page to reflect this news, but the later the phone launches, the more it may struggle to sell, as it could be arriving at the same time as the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3.
Carphone Warehouse had originally put up a pre-order page for the Lumia 900 back in January with an arrival date of June, but this was promptly removed by the vendor, claiming it was "put up in error". It now has a new Lumia 900 pre-register page, saying that the handset is expected in May 2012.
The Lumia 900 offers up a single core 1.4GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4.3-inch AMOLED display, 16GB of internal storage, 8MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording and it runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.