Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 lands in Malaysia on Feb 10th
Nokia's global launch of the Lumia line of Windows Phones continues with the Malaysian wireless market set to get both the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 on February 10, 2012.
No word on pricing for the new Windows Phones and according to Lowyat.net you can find the Lumia 710 and 800 at the Nokia Store in the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur shopping mall and in Gardens Mid Valley.
source: Lowyat.net (opens in new tab); Thanks, Chapree, for the tip!
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EDIT: Malaysian Lumia 800 price expected to be RM1,890 (around US$620), while the Lumia 710 is estimated to be around RM950 (around $312). Can't say who my sources are (they've got a 80% chance of being right). If that's the case, it's a little high.
Oh, and all 800's are 16gb, I don't know if there was any doubt to that, but just wanted to clear that up, as storage has personally been one of my points of contention with WP devices.
Yea we know 800's are 16GB! Never any doubts there.
They've also redone the Nokia store at this mall completely, giving maximum room to WP, though I didn't see that pretty arc :p, I could get pictures and post 'em up. I expect the big push, and as mentioned, launch party, will be at the Pavillion which is a pretty high visibility mall down here, but it's good to see other Nokia stores getting the WP makeover love, reinforces that the Pavillion deal isn't just a token gesture.
One sad thing I have to say, the 800 sets they had for play at the store, (as beautiful as I've read them being) inexplicably had the sim card trays removed (broken? doubt it, since it was the same for all 3-4 sets they had), ruining the look of the phone, and the phones were not configured with any live IDs or even wifi connections, so they were essentially pretty dumbphones populated with fake contacts, but even those fake contacts only showed a picture, phone number, etc, you couldn't see any of the awesome facebook and twitter integration, which would be a major selling point, and kind of leaves the phone feeling empty. I play with my friend's WP device incessantly, and the feel of a fully configured WP phone in use is in stark comparison to something out of the box and not setup, it just doesn't have that 'alive' feeling.
The lady at the Nokia store mentioned Pavillion, I'd prefer Midvalley, closer for me. Unfortunately I think the launch is going to be more of a press and in-the-know sorta thing, rather than a full blown media and fan frenzy like you'd get for an iPhone launch. The sales rep sounded surprised that I was so keen on going, but from how she said it, it didn't sound like a by invitation only event. If I make it I'll get pics :)
KLCC would definitely be a statement, but Pavillion's where all the cool kids seem to hang out these days :p