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Clove: Nokia 3, 5 & 6 demand far exceeding expectations forced HMD to delay UK release

The UK is a market where we have seen Nokia 3, 5 and 6 pre-orders appearing and disappearing multiple times. Clove opened and pulled pre-orders for Nokia Android Phones at least three times already. Amazon opened pre-orders for Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 only to pull them subsequently.

We last reported about John Lewis having Nokia 3 in stock. But check now and you won’t find the listing on John Lewis. So, what exactly explains major retailers jumping the gun to open pre-orders only to pull it abruptly?

If a communication sent by Clove to one of our readers has to be taken into account it seems, HMD has conveyed it to Clove that demand for Nokia Android Phones has far exceeded their expectations elsewhere. This has made them delay release of Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in some markets. Now, HMD will only communicate “definitive release plans” to retailers ensuring enough stock is available beforehand.

Earlier in the year HMD announced a number of new Nokia Smartphones that were due to launch mid year 2017.

We have received various dates from suppliers which we have passed on to our customers. Sadly it is now clear orders will not be fulfilled by these dates.

We have also spoken to HMD this week. They have seen huge interest in the devices worldwide that has far exceeded their initial expectations. As such they are now working on definitive release plans that can ensure enough stock is available for prospective end customers in all regions.

At this stage, this means we are no longer advertising estimated arrival dates. We have taken this decision to avoid any further ongoing confusion with regards to these devices.

When HMD provides firm revised dates for the UK launch of these products, we will of course pass these on. We will keep in close contact with them so we can inform you as soon as possible once this has been done.

The Clove Technology Sales Team.”

Stay tuned to Nokiapoweruser to get the update about the actual release of Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in UK, when it finally happens.

Thanks Nick for sending this in!!

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Nayan
Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
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  • Sushant Kadam

    I personally think ‘Nokia is more than a brand,it is an emotion’

  • Kevin

    I have ordered from the usa, hopefully it will work in the uk. Makes me concerned about hmd with future support though if they cant get the release right.

  • NOS

    It seems to me that HMD had planned to sell 120,000 smart phones in 120 markets this year.

    But now they realize that in July 2017 alone, more than 120,000 customers are interested and they can’t meet that meager demand! They’re talking to their suppliers to get enough parts before they can start manufacturing again!!

  • Anthorama

    You can’t find it somewhere, but it’s exceeding demands. But anywhere in Europe you can buy one. Don’t get that

  • infinidim

    This is going to do a lot of damage to the Nokia / HMD brand. They should have realised when they had such a demand for the Nokia 6 in China that they were going to have to ramp up product. Both the 5 and the 6 look really good as mid range devices with the design and build quality that I have heard so far.

    Come on Nokia / HMD lets get some of the phones into customer hands in the UK.

    • haha123

      Normally I would get quite fed up with this waiting but I forgive them, partly because they are just starting from scratch again, but also because it’s Nokia. I’ve been waiting for years for the brand’s return so I’m happy as it is anyway and believe it will be worth the wait.

      • infinidim

        I actually agree. I know that they are just starting up again, it’s just I hate the waiting 😁

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