Six European countries to get Nokia Windows Phone at launch
During the 2011 meeting of Mobile Telecompaper conference Victor Saeijs, VP of Nokia Europe, has indicated that Netherlands is among the top six countries from Europe that will see Nokia Windows Phone at launch.
The Dutchman confirmed that the first batch is coming this year, and even indicated that he had a prototype in his pocket, which, of course, he could not show at the time. France, Germany, England, Spain and Italy will be the other five major European markets that will get the initial Nokia Windows Phones. The Dutch market is somewhat unique in the sense that 80% of subscribers are already sporting a smartphone, with only 20% a feature phone, which, despite the relatively small population, makes it a very important market for Nokia.
Victor Saeijs has also noted that the long-awaited Nokia Symbian Anna will be rolled out in the Netherlands for the Nokia E7, Nokia N8 and Nokia C7 in July, which could mean general availability around that time in other places as well. He hinted that work on the bigger update, dubbed Symbian Belle, is on all cylinders, and it should be arriving later this year.