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SIM-free Nokia Lumia 800 delayed until 2012

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SIM-free Nokia Lumia 800 delayed until 2012
With the November 16th UK release data of the Nokia Lumia 800 fast approaching, UK-based Internet retailer, Clove Technology, stated in its blog today that the SIM-free version of the handset will be delayed until January 2012.

The Nokia Lumia 800, the first Windows Phone from Nokia, is the company’s flagship phone that is shipping with Windows Phone Mango. The handset has already seen great pre-order sales, including reports of it taking the top spot at The Phone House in France. Clove Technology also stated in its blog that it has been seeing massive interest in the handset from consumers.

Customers that have already pre-ordered a SIM-free version of the Lumia 800, should expect to receive email notification of the delay very soon. The traditional, locked version with a contract is expected to arrive on schedule. A release date for the US is still not available, but is anticipated for early 2012 – possibly around the same time as the delayed SIM-free version.

source: Clove Technology via WPCentral

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posted on 08 Nov 2011, 18:05 1

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

I like phone with Sim card to save all my phone numbers.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 18:16 2

2. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

Ummmm, the article means that the unlocked non-carrier version is delayed..... :shakes my head:

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 18:24 1

3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

Thank's for clearing that up I was wondering what in the hell they were talking about. I was thinking if they meant a CDMA version but why would anyone call it "SIM-free"

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 21:00 3

5. robinrisk (unregistered)

lol it seems like som has never used android before :P
Sim card for saving phone numbers, thats funny!.

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 18:31 1

4. yuioo (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

The delay is for Clove Technology only or the whole UK?? I'm confusing...

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 22:17 1

6. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

i think the sim free version is delayed because the carrier sponsord versions are showing great pre-orders/sales and nokia can not meet the supply demands.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 00:13 1

7. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Ah yes, that's probably the reason for the delay!

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 04:02 1

8. kamen (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)

It may still be the price, though. Granted that Telefonica refused to subsidize Lumia 800, Nokia surely is aware that the price is not very competitive.
So, here comes Apple's strategy - make the phone look cheaper (and competitive) by not letting it go free. After all, Titan is mere £30 more that Lumia 800 SIM free.

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 04:54 1

9. yuioo (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

Well, I'm not sure but I saw one on Three website, £399.00 (VAT Inc.) available for pre-order. And it said the earliest delivery will be on Fri 18 Nov, 2011. :)

posted on 09 Nov 2011, 05:04

10. yuioo (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

Oh sorry, the phone I mentioned is not a sim-free. It comes with 3's pay as you go sim. But it's still a good price for me compare to the other retailers'.

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