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Six European countries to get Nokia Windows Phone at launch

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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.

source: AllAboutPhones (translated) via WMPU

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posted on 17 Jun 2011, 04:13 2

1. android_hitman (unregistered)

let's see that phone already .. i am very curious

posted on 17 Jun 2011, 11:42

6. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)

I know dude I am so pumped to see how nice these phones are. I really wish they would stop saying how amazing it is and that "it will blow your socks off", because that is making me even more excited lol.

posted on 17 Jun 2011, 07:32 2

2. sonisoe (Posts: 434; Member since: 06 May 2009)

forget symbian...its just an outdated OS, it cant do things iOS, android, wp7 can... for starters, touch ui isnt that responsive, so called push-capabilities arent even close to android's let alone bb...thats just my personal experience...

posted on 17 Jun 2011, 08:34

3. bluechrism (unregistered)

Really surprised the USA isn't a Lauch country, especially as Nokia has said it is being designed in California rather than Finland (a strange decision in itself as the Finish design team have been great - the E7, N8 and Astound look great). Perhaps it will be in the end, but yeah.
Wonder if finland is missing because MS services like XBox live are not available there yet (i've no idea if they are or not, just a thought).

posted on 17 Jun 2011, 09:10

4. ps (unregistered)

Whaaat? You think Finland is somekind of 3 world contry? Of course there is Xbox live in Finland...

posted on 17 Jun 2011, 13:18

7. bluchrism (unregistered)

No, just know that some services that integrate with windows phone are not available everywhere yet, just like windows phone has only something like 12 languages right now (though mango will add a lot more).

posted on 17 Jun 2011, 10:26

5. hepresearch (unregistered)

This makes no sense at all... they are launching Mango handsets in countries where people are already sporting smartphones en masse... and they are leaving out the US, where they claim they really want to do better, and emerging markets, where they are said to be looking for "the next billion"... and good ol' Eldar tells us that Nokia plans to sell only 125,000 WP7 handsets this year (http://moconews.net/article/419-nokia-first-wp7-d evices-will-debut-in-our-six-biggest-european-mark ets/)! Is the joke on us, or is the joke on Nokia? If Kuni from "UHF" was here, he would be shouting at Elop (and perhaps other managment as well) at the top of his lungs, "You soooo stupid! STUPID!!!"

posted on 17 Jun 2011, 19:02

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Does Nokia want to get slapped or something? They want to make Nokia popular in the States but they dont release the good stuff here. Come on they gave us the C7 instead of the N8 or E7. Whats up with that?

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