Nokia Windows Phone gets SA launch date

Nokia has confirmed that it expects its Lumia 800 smartphone running Windows Phone 7 to be available in South Africa during Q1 2012, with the Nokia Lumia 710 following soon after early in Q2.

In December 2011, Nokia said that they didn’t have any details to share, adding that “details are still being confirmed.”

The mobile phone maker first announced its much-anticipated range of Windows Phone 7 devices during the Nokia World conference, which was held in London towards the end of October 2011.

It dubbed the new range “Lumia” and unveiled two devices scheduled to become available outside Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan at undisclosed dates during 2012.

Nokia Lumia 800
The Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone 7

The Lumia 800 looks exactly like the Meego-based Nokia N9 that was launched last year (2011), 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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