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Nokia Lumia 800 coming to Australia in March + White confirmed

| January 30, 2012 | 84 Replies

Nokia Australia have just sent me an email saying the Nokia Lumia 800 will be out through Aussie operators from March. Apparently the phone has received positive feedback here from operators even before any decision was made to bring in down under. (Curious why 900 LTE hasn’t had a mention since a large operator here as had a massive “4G” campaign.)

Although the device has been out for a while, it is nice to know Nokia hasn’t forgotten about us, especially since there was such a major push with the N9.

The real news is the availability of the Lumia 800 coming in white. Several blogs have posted screenshots of firmwares for the Lumia 800 that show white variants, but as we have seen in the past, these codes don’t always reveal true info. (N9 product code for Brazil yet no launch). What other countries will get the Lumia 800 in White?

For those in Australia, the Lumia 800 will be available through Vodafone, Optus, Telstra and major retailers.

P.S. Sorry about poor post. Currently posting from my N9 on the train.

Update: Here is the statement that was contained in the press release email

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Sydney, Australia – 30th January 2012. The first Nokia with Windows Phone – the Nokia Lumia 800 – will be sold in Australia through Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and all major retailers from March.

Available in black, blue (Cyan), pink (Magenta) and white, the Nokia Lumia 800 delivers a great all-round smartphone experience combining Nokia’s strength in design, navigation and camera quality with the latest Windows Phone experiences which include out-of-the-box integrated social networking, access to Marketplace apps and Xbox gaming.

Nokia Australia’s managing director, Chris Carr, said, “Nokia Lumia will change the way people think about Nokia.  It signifies a new beginning for the company, bringing together the very best of Nokia’s handset design and services with the latest Windows Phone software.

“Interest locally for Nokia Lumia, our first range of Nokia with Windows Phone devices, has been extremely positive, with a significant appetite from operators and retailers looking to offer consumers a real smartphone alternative.

“With uptake from all Australian operators and major retailers, the launch of the Nokia Lumia 800 signals our intent to regain leadership in smartphone design and usability,” Carr said.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is an elegant, intuitive and easy-to-use phone giving people access to signature Nokia experiences such as Nokia Drive – a fully-fledged personal navigation device (PND) with free, turn-by-turn navigation – and new Nokia Music services such as Mix Radio, a free music streaming service and Gigfinder that helps you find the best music entertainment near you.

Michael

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