SIM-free Nokia Lumia 800 delayed until 2012

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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10 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

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

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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

3. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 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"

5. robinrisk unregistered

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

4. yuioo

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

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

6. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 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.

7. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

8. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

9. yuioo

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 08, 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. :)

10. yuioo

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 08, 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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