Nokia to launch Windows Phone 8 hardware in the Gulf market

Nokia is planning an event next Monday to launch its new Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets in the Gulf market. According to an article in the popular Saudi Arabia newspaper Alriyadh, the manufacturer is expected to price the new hardware at no more than SR2300 ($613), which was revealed during GITEX Dubai last week.

Said markets include Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Morocco. Both the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are still yet to launch in major markets, including the US, China and Europe. Nokia is set to push strong in more markets, and the Gulf is certainly a strong step in the right direction for Windows Phone.

Source: Alriyadh; thanks, alansari_ammar , for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
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