Nokia N900 in-store sales delayed in UK

Looks like Nokia was a victim of its own success.  Not only has the N900 taken far longer to reach the market than initially expected, strong pre-order sales have meant the company has been forced to push back its in-store release of the Maemo 5 smartphone until December 4th.  The Finnish company told NokNok that demand has basically outstripped supply.

Delivery of the much-anticipated smartphone begins today, and will apparently be fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Anybody who didn't plan ahead – or who quite sensibly wanted to wait until they could play with an N900 in-store – will have to wait almost a week and a half before they can do so.  The Nokia N900 will be priced at £499 including VAT in the UK.