Nokia apparently can’t make the Lumia 900 fast enough. What does that mean? We’re going to have to wait until July, when the Finnish handset maker posts their Q2 2012 financial results, to know how many units they actually sold. Anyway, the question on everyone’s mind after the Lumia 900 started shipping in the United States on April 9th is when exactly will Nokia’s flagship start selling in other countries? We heard rumors of an April 27th release date in the UK, but that’s not true according to The Verge, who actually spoke to Nokia and got some concrete details. They say that the Lumia 900 is scheduled to be released on May 14th in the UK, though it may hit store shelves a few days earlier than that or a few days later. They also say that all of the Lumia 900 units being made right now are being shipped to the United States … so where does that leave international customers?
The more important question is should you even buy the Lumia 900 when it comes out in your country? That’s an easy one to answer: No. Why? Because Windows Phone 8 handsets are going to be just 5 months away as of May 14th, and they’ll be an order of magnitude better than what the Lumia 900 currently offers. That and we’ll know everything there is to know about the Samsung Galaxy S III on May 3rd, and we expect it to be absolutely mind blowing. If you want to play with Windows Phone, then by all means pick up a second hand Lumia 800 or even a Lumia 710, but don’t blow your money on what’s ultimately a phone that’ll be obsolete in less than half a year.
Will the Lumia 900, as well as other Windows Phones, get updated to Windows Phone 8 when it ships later this year? Nope, which is why we’re recommending folks stay away at this point.