Recently launched Nokia Lumia smartphones in India are due on shelves mid-December. While prices of devices will be announced later then, but for now the global suggested pricing figures are rough benchmarks – $580 for the Lumia 800 and $380 for the Lumia 710.
During the launch event, D Shivakumar, Managing Director, Nokia India, said that the Nokia Lumia family is the first true Windows Phone 7 devices. He explained about the strength apart from reliable Nokia hardware and Microsoft brand-new Windows OS for smartphones.
The Nokia Lumia smartphones deliver the best experience on the Windows Phone platform based on signature Nokia experiences optimized for Windows Phone. These include:
Superior Imaging and optics
Nokia Maps & Drive which delivers a full-fledged personal navigation device (PND) with free, turn by turn navigation voice guided navigation in 50 languages including Hindi and dedicated in-car-user-interface. Maps for 100 countries and 750 cities in India are available on Windows Phone Marketplace, free to download on Nokia Lumia devices only.
Nokia Music and the all new MixRadio a free, mobile music-streaming application that delivers hundreds of channels of locally-relevant music. These services will be available in India in the first half of 2012.
A Truckload of Apps the Nokia Lumia smartphones also come with several unique apps preloaded on to them such as ContactsTransfer, a first-of-its kind which allows phonebook transfer from any other device/platform and App Highlights, which showcases top apps and is integrated seamlessly with the online Windows Phone Marketplace.
Nokia has been working on an extensive developer engagement and outreach programs in collaboration with Microsoft, covering 1000 developers in India. The Windows Phone Marketplace will have 750 rich, locally relevant apps created by India partners when the Nokia Lumia hits the shelves in India. In addition, users will also have access to over 35000 apps from Microsoft, both paid and free to download, on the Windows Phone Marketplace.
For more details about the two Nokia Lumia smartphones specifications, refer to our previous post of the Nokia World global launch event.