It seems that Carphone Warehouse has accidentally revealed the UK release date for the next Lumia smartphone.
The Lumia 900 was revealed at CES, and is essentially a super-sized Lumia 800 with a larger 4.3 inch display, although other elements have been upgraded too, such as the battery and the introduction of 4G LTE support.
The Lumia 900 is the handset analysts think will crack America for Nokia and Microsoft, or at least open up the throttle on Windows Phone 7 sales.
And the 900 is also due out here, apparently, and it’s coming in June, at least according to a listing posted by Carphone Warehouse.
The page has since been removed, however, but it was most definitely there as a number of sources across the net took screenshots to prove it.
Most folks weren’t certain the Lumia 900 would make it over this side of the pond at all, mainly due to that 4G element which would be pointless in the UK given that we won’t get LTE technology going live until the end of next year at the earliest.
It would seem that the handset released in the UK will be a 3G version of the 900.
There was also some reasonably positive news on sales of the Lumia 800 which emerged yesterday, with analysts estimating that between 1 and 2 million units had been shipped worldwide.
That’s shipped, not sold though, and if many of those have stayed on the shelves then the actual profit made isn’t going to look so healthy. Hopefully Microsoft or Nokia will give us some hard sales numbers in the near future.