Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL are set to hit the retail shelves in the UK today. Along with the Microsoft Store, a local retailer Argos was also taking pre-orders of the handsets. Some orders made through the retailers are now being delayed due to software issues (via Neowin).
Some customers in the UK received the following text message from the retailer:
Hello, this is an important message from Argos. Microsoft have regrettably advised that, following some unexpected software issues, the release of the Microsoft Lumia will be slightly delayed. You will now receive you order no later than 06/12 and you will be notified once your order has been despatched. Apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience
There’s no word on which software issues resulted in the delay of the pre-orders, but considering the operating system is still in its initial stages, and people have reported bugs in it, the company may have come across some issues in the initial batch.
There’s no word if the orders made through Microsoft Store were also affected, but for now, it seems it’s only for Argos.
Update: A Microsoft spokesperson reached out to us to offer this response:
“Deliveries to UK customers who have already placed their order for a new Lumia phone will take place from December 3rd as planned. A minor configuration issue at our manufacturing facility resulted in a slight delay to one batch but was quickly rectified.”
If you ordered a Lumia 950 or 950 XL from Argos, let us know how it goes, either way.Further reading: Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft, Windows 10 Mobile