Nokia Lumia

The Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are both launching in multiple markets and word has got round from Nokia that the company's latest Windows Phone 8 hardware will be released in India by early 2013. According to multiple reports from consumers who have contacted Nokia's support channel, the company is planning to launch the Lumia 920 and 820 in the first week of January 2013, while the Lumia 620 will be hitting stores in the last week of the month.

Nokia's flagship, the Lumia 920 is the company's high-end Windows Phone 8 device, which sports a number of features to make the expensive price tag seem well worth the investment. Microsoft's new mobile platform is being pushed by not only the Finnish manufacturer, but also HTC and Samsung, with the latter finally bringing the ATIV S to market.

We've recently looked at Nokia India starting to promote the Lumia 510 through the publication of a new advertisement, as well as the launch of a new website. Trendify.In (www.trendify.in) will provide a location for consumers to aggregate social connections. Check out the video below of the Lumia 510 in action with a catchy promotion.

India is an important market to tackle, much like Asia, the US and Europe, with a significant room for low end Windows Phones to absorb marketshare from Android and feature mobile devices. Nokia has always taken the low-end market seriously, which it hopes to continue with more affordable smartphones. The Lumia 510 and Lumia 620 are two handsets that fit the mould.

It's a certainty that Nokia will be launching its next wave of smartphones in India, but with the latest information we could be seeing the device early next year. A thread has been created on our forum to cover the Lumia handsets heading to India, so be sure to engage with other members in discussion.

Thanks, Rishabh, for the tip!