Noki has announced it is to delay the launch of the new flagship retail store on London's Regent Street.

In a statement received by Pocket-lint on 10th December, the mobile phone giant states:

"Due to recent challenges over access and infrastructure at the site of Nokia's new London Regent Street flagship store, we have made the decision to delay the opening until after the holiday season."

"In addition to the factors already mentioned, the UK summer weather contributed to the delay by producing one of the wettest summers on record which severely reduced the available construction time."

"A new opening date will be announced in the New
Year. The new store at 240 Regent Street will be the UK's first Nokia flagship store and will be joined by a further flagship store at London Heathrow's Terminal 5 when it opens in March 2008."

This Finnish-themed retail emporium is to be one of 18 leading locations for Nokia handset sales across the globe.

It was described when initially revealed as "pioneering new technologies and techniques, setting a new standard in the retail world as a whole".