We now have confirmation of what many suspected for a while, Nokia’s Windows Phone devices will only be coming to India next year. In an interview to Economic Times, Nokia India’s outgoing Managing Director, D. Shivakumar said:
“Work for the Windows phone is on track and it would be launched in the first quarter of next (calendar) year.”
The Mobile World Congress 2012 is only happening at the end of Feb. 2012 and Nokia is expected to make a splash there. It is possible that phones announced at the MWC will come to India immediately, in line with the company’s new policy of announcing devices closer to the release date. However, we also know that Nokia is planning a rapid release model for its Windows Phone devices and therefore there is room for India getting other devices that are announced before the MWC 2012.
We’ll probably know more at Nokia World, which is happening in less that two weeks from today.