Nokia Windows Phones heading to India Q1 2012

According to an interview with the Economic Times, D Shivakumar, Nokia India managing director, has said that the Finnish manufacturer is looking to launch their first Windows Phone handset in India by March 2012. For now it seems Nokia is focusing on Europe to kick-start their advancement before tackling the US and Asian markets.

"Work for the Windows phone is on track and it would be launched in the first quarter of next (calendar) year."

Not long to wait. This goes with Nokia taking on Telstra (opens in new tab), but we're unsure of a time frame for launch. Let's not forget that lucky developers in London will be receiving (opens in new tab) the soon-to-be announced device.

Source: The Economic Times (opens in new tab), via: WPSauce

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  • By the time Nokia gets around to sending devices to the US there will be no one left interested in buying them. They have done so little for the US that they're last supporters are jumping ship for other devices. The lack of a US release of Anna was the last straw for many, me included. I'm using an HTC HD7 on T-Mobile now and my next device was going to be a Nokia, but they've burned that bridge. My next device will be whatever HTC releases with an 8mp camera and WP7
  • well the titan is your only option and if that is too big then you may want to take a look at the samsung focus s(when it comes out) or maybe even a nokia WINDOWS phone not a Symbian device you wont have any problems with updating windows phone of any maker
  • I'm with you, Lloyd_S. I'm going to own my first Windows Phone by the end of November (which I think is showing extraordinary patience). If Nokia doesn't get something available by then, they will have to wait for my 2-year update cycle for a chance to have me as a customer. Maybe Nokia had production delays that we're not aware of, but the idea that they are not blanketing American carriers with these phone in time for the holiday season is mind-boggling.Eric