According to disparate sources, either the Nokia 900, Nokia 910 or both are coming to the UK in the second quarter of 2012. The two Windows Phones are up-sized versions of the Lumia 800 that’s currently selling well in the UK. While they’ll lack the LTE support of the Lumia 900 as sold in the US (as LTE won’t be available in the UK until 2015 at the earliest), they should make good use of their new larger screen (4.3″ from 3.7″) and new front-facing camera.
The first and more reputable rumour comes from UK high-street retailer Carphone Warehouse. They’ve added a ‘Coming Soon’ page to their site, which has the Lumia 900 as coming to the UK in June. That’s two months after the US release, which was announced at CES to be in March.
The second, slightly flakier rumour comes from Mobile-Review.com’s Eldar Murtazin. It posited the existence of a later model Nokia Lumia, the 910, which would come with a 12 megapixel rear camera. That’s a step up from the eight megapixel version that ships with the 900. The tweet, in full, read as follows: “Who needs lumia 900 in june if they want to launch lumia 910 (12mpx) in may? Europe” and wasn’t followed with any additional details.
It’s hard to tell if these two rumours could both be true. I’m leaning towards saying that one will be, but the other won’t – it wouldn’t make any sense for Nokia to launch the Lumia 900 a month after the 910. Who would buy it?