Nokia announced on Monday that they will begin to ship new Lumia smartphones towards some European countries by the end of this week. Based on a recent report published by Reuters, consumers in France, Britain, Germany and Russia will be the first to get their hands on the much-awaited phone.
Analysts were long waiting for Nokia to release a new smartphone that could help the company dodge bankruptcy. At last, the Finnish phone maker has released a statement announcing that the first shipments towards important European centers will be made by the end of this week.
Nokia’s new Lumia 820 and 920 phones have been finished a long time ago, but the company was waiting for its partner, Microsoft, to launch the new operating system Windows 8. Speaking of Microsoft’s new line of smartphones produced in collaboration with Samsung, HTC and Nokia, CEO Steve Ballmer told the press that it is one of the best hardware that will be available on the market.
The first to experience the new Nokia Lumia smartphones will be customers in France, in the United Kingdom and later on, in Russia and Germany. The Windows 8-based devices will gradually spread across other markets, as well, including those in the United States. AT&T announced that they will start selling Nokia’s new phone in November, whereas Verizon Wireless will focus on commercializing Lumia 822. T-Mobile, on the other hand will offer Lumia 810, Nokia’s spokespersons added in the end of their statement.
Google’s launching events were postponed due to hurricane Sandy, but the company released its Nexus smartphone on Monday. Two other tablets were also introduced on the market, that is, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. All three devices have been endowed with Android Jelly Bean and their price will range somewhere between $199 and $399. Those who would like to purchase Google’s new phones or simply test them will have to wait until early November, the official date communicated by the company.