Though Nokia’s latest announcements made at investors conference call can’t be called gleeful, there was one regarding China, and it said that the Nokia Lumia 610 would be launched there in a few weeks.
During the aforementioned event Elop said the second largest Chinese carrier, China Unicom would be their closest partner in bundling and promoting the Lumia 610 with its lower priced 3G plans in the country. The original statement reads as follows:
“We’re in the very early days in China with the Lumia product line, and we are quite pleased about what’s going on in China right now. It’s complicated, because you have to engage in, for example, the operator discussions with the low price operator rate plan bundling that is going on. And we are very pleased that even with the price point of the Lumia 610, for the first time, we broke through there, and now are part of some of those plans with China Unicom. Which is something three months ago we haven’t achieved.”
Though we don’t know the release details, we are sure Chinese smartphone users can expect lower price tags and affordable data plans.