Although mobile handset manufacturer Nokia unveiled their latest Lumia smartphones at this year’s Nokia World, the company has no immediate plans to roll out the models in South Africa.
“We don’t have any details to share at the moment, on either timing, availability or ranging. Details are still being confirmed,” a Nokia spokesperson told MyBroadband.
The devices, which includes the Lumia 800, Lumia 710 and Lumia Asha, is scheduled to be released towards the end of the year in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan, while the rest of Nokia’s roll-out will happen in early 2012 for other territories.
“The Lumia 800 looked exactly like the recently launched Nokia N9, 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 come with a significantly reduced price tag of 270 Euro,” MyBroadband wrote.
Charlie Fripp – Acting Online editor