France seems to gravitating as a whole towards the Windows Phone platform, at least according to Kantar’s latest numbers where they’ve garnered 11% of sales. So it should be exciting for our French friends to learn that the 41 MP Nokia Lumia 1020 will be arriving there at the beginning of October.

The information comes via Nokia’s official Facebook page in France, where they posted the October 2nd date along with a €699 price tag. Colors of the device will be the standard matte yellow, white and black varieties.  Unfortunately no carrier deals were announced, so for those looking for any contract agreements you may have to wait a bit for those to come forward.

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The Lumia 1020 is the latest high end offering from Nokia and builds off of the Lumia 920’s pedigree by adding a massive 41 MP camera. The phone is launching in France nearly 2.5 months after the US release though it falls in line with the rest of the European launch, which is occurring at the end of September for most regions.

Source: Nokia Facebook; Thanks, Jason P., for the tip!