Nokia Windows Phone coming to most operators

Vodacom and 8ta have revealed that they plan to sell the Nokia Lumia 800, while MTN said that “planning for the supply of the Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 is at an advanced stage.”

8ta added that subject to device certification, they plan to offer the Nokia Lumia 800 on its Enterprise deals in Q1 2012.

Vodacom and MTN didn’t have specific launch dates or pricing information to share, and Cell C and Virgin Mobile did not respond to our queries by the time of publication.

These details come after Nokia finally confirmed last week (11 January 2012) that it expects the Lumia 800 to be available in SA during Q1 2012, and the Lumia 710 in Q2 2012.

Nokia first announced its much-anticipated range of Windows Phone 7 devices during last year’s Nokia World conference, which was held in London towards the end of October 2011.

The Lumia 800 looks exactly like the Meego-based Nokia N9 launched in SA last year, and its estimated retail price was pegged at about 420 Euro excluding taxes and subsidies.

The Lumia 710 was set to boast the same 1.4GHz processor, hardware acceleration, and graphics processor as the Lumia 800, but it promised a significantly reduced price tag of 270 Euro.

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