lumia 930

The launch of the Nokia Lumia 930 in Russia has been delayed from today until July 7, but Microsoft is offering people who have pre-ordered the Windows Phone 8.1 device a voucher to downland and purchase some free apps.

The one week delay in the launch of the smartphone was revealed via emails sent to people in Russia who pre-ordered the phone. As compensation for the delay, those folks will get a free voucher to download 1,200 rubles (about $35) worth of Windows Phone apps.

The Lumia 930 will be priced at 24,990 rubles when it launches next week. The timing of its release in Russia corresponds to the time frame that other countries have set for the release of the smartphone in Europe, which should be widely available in that part of the world by mid-July.

What do you think of Microsoft offering an app voucher for the folks in Russia who pre-ordered the Lumia 930 ahead of its release in that country?