Nokia Lumia 900 confirmed for the UK

The all-too-brief hands-on time that our team spent with Nokia’s Lumia 900 at CES left them impressed and hungry for more – but they, like so many others, were left heartbroken by Nokia’s insistence that their new flagship handset would be exclusive to AT&T, and to the US market.

But deep down, we all knew that that would never last; in fact, just last week, we reported that a new version of the 900 is apparently already in development, which will see the device spread to other American networks after AT&T’s time-limited exclusivity period runs out later this year. Now, WPCentral has pointed out a new ‘coming soon’ page from leading UK retailer Carphone Warehouse, indicating that the Lumia 900 is heading to the UK. Great news for Brits, and encouraging news for other markets too.

Currently, the page states that the 900 is scheduled to arrive in the UK in June 2012, albeit with the caveat that this date is subject to change. However, potential buyers can register for updates on the Carphone Warehouse website, and will be informed when the device is available to purchase.

Of course, the UK version won’t have the LTE connectivity capabilities that its US counterpart has; British operators don’t yet have 4G networks, with the first wireless spectrum licences scheduled to be sold to carriers in the middle of next year. All other specifications appear to be identical to the American version, however; there’s no indication yet that UK-bound handsets will have the upgraded 12MP camera that was rumoured last week.

At time of publication, the Lumia 900's prospective arrival in the UK hadn't yet made it onto the Nokia Lumia Momentum Map, which we reported on earlier this month.


Top image via Nokia US

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

US Supreme Court: Police need warrants to use GPS

Next Story

Microsoft helps fund new tracking protection lists for IE9

12 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

Woo hoo!! Great news! I guess I'll be keeping my phone (N8) slightly longer then (contract is up mid-April but can upgrade in mid-March on O2). Don't want to go for the Lumia 800 and then the 900 comes 3 months later. Might just have to wait.

I'm secretly hoping its comes before June, although, maybe if we get the 12MP camera, it'll be worth the wait.

I've registered my interest although if at all possible id prefer to get it through O2 directly

Salem874 said,
I'm secretly hoping its comes before June, although, maybe if we get the 12MP camera, it'll be worth the wait

Looks like it's listed as having the standard 8MP camera, so I guess not. Still fine with me though.

Btw, when is the next version of WP (rumoured to be) due?

As much as I love the look of Nokia's new phones, I haven't seen one since the Lumia 800 was released. Not one. I travel on the Metro/Train everyday and all i see is iPhones.

I might be tempted by a Nokia when my contract is up.

Would get but I wanna see whats about in October when my upgrade is due, hopefully dual core, 1gb ram, 32gb 4.5-5" screen on WP8 :-)

WP7 said,
Would get but I wanna see whats about in October when my upgrade is due, hopefully dual core, 1gb ram, 32gb 4.5-5" screen on WP8 :-)

REALLLY not going to happen.

WP7 said,
Would get but I wanna see whats about in October when my upgrade is due, hopefully dual core, 1gb ram, 32gb 4.5-5" screen on WP8 :-)

Same as. Though you'll have to get a new username.

Godlike_Ape said,

Same as. Though you'll have to get a new username.

Lol noooooooo! lol i'll think bout that when time comes lol!

WP7 said,
Would get but I wanna see whats about in October when my upgrade is due, hopefully dual core, 1gb ram, 32gb 4.5-5" screen on WP8 :-)

Iirc Nokia have promised a 32gb and 64gb version based on the same core hardware specifications which they promised would come very soon after the initial lumina 900 release. Personally I have a iPhone but if Nokia came out with a 64gb luminous 900 in a timely period I'd jump ships.