Nokia 800C, Nokia Lumia 610, Nokia’s Windows smartphones to be sold in China

By on Mar 28, 2012 in Asia, Smartphone, Technology Comments

Nokia 800C, Nokia‘s China version of Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia‘s first Lumia Windows smartphone, was unveiled in in the country on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, which will be available this coming April, with Nokia Lumia 610 also to arrive later.



China Telecom Chairman Wang Xiaochu
(left) and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop

Image Credit: Nokia.com

As noted in a press release at Nokia.com that day, China Telecom and Nokia made the announcement of Nokia 800C in China, to join the competition in the world’s largest smartphone market.

“We’re excited to introduce our first Lumia smartphone, the Nokia 800C, to this important market with our exclusive launch partner, China Telecom.” Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, was quoted in a press conference.

“Working closely together, we’ve created a compelling, locally relevant experience on the Nokia 800C especially tailored for people in China.” Mr. Elop added, who was joined in the stage by China Telecom Chairman Wang Xiaochu.

“This grand launch for China‘s first CDMA Windows Phone represents our optimism and excitement for the future of Windows Phone and Nokia Lumia in China.” Mr. Xiaochu said in return, expressing his enthusiasm for Nokia 800C.

Meanwhile, Nokia also revealed that Nokia Lumia 610, which is being targeted to younger customers, will be available in China via China Telecom with CDMA support in Q2, 2012, but did not mention any specific date yet.

As unveiled last month, Nokia Lumia 610, which sports a 3-megapixel camera and a 3.2-inch display and can be used to browse the Web with Internet Explorer as well as access games at Xbox Live, will be available in white, cyan, black, and magenta.

On the other hand, among the key features of the Nokia Lumia 800, which was unveiled last October, includes having a 1.4 GHz processor, 16GB of internal user memory, 512 MB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 3.7-inch, curved-glass, AMOLED screen.



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