2:09am CT – Overview of Nokia Live Event
Nokia will release 4 models – 105, 305, 520, and 720
The Nokia 105 will be available in Q1 in many markets in Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
The Nokia 305 will roll out in Q2 in more than 120 countries in Asia, Middle East, India, and Latin America, and will sell for 65 euros. T-Mobile will sell the device in the U.S.
The Lumia 520 will roll out this quarter in Hong Kong and Vietnam, before expanding to new markets. Lumia 520 is estimated at 139 euros.
The Lumia 720 will start rolling out in Asia in Q1 before expanding to more markets in Africa and Asia. It will start at 249 euros without contract. China Mobile plans to sell the Lumia 720 and 520 as well
Nokia sold 4.4 Million Lumia smartphones the last quarter of 2012. Nokia shipped out a total of 86.3 million handset including the mid-range Asha smartphone globally for a total sales of $5.2 billion.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that “We are pleased that Q4 2012 was a solid quarter where we exceeded exceptions and delivered underlying profitability in Devices and Services and record underlying profitability in Nokia Siemens Networks.”
Nokia the world’s largest mobile phone manufacture and Microsoft form a strategic partnership in London today. Nokia a Finnish company will eliminate Symbian and MeeGo Operating Systems (OS) and will use Microsoft’s OS for future smartphones.
MS Bing will power Nokia’s search and Nokia Maps will be the core of Microsoft mapping.
To view the open letter from Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Click Here.
“lookinsyde” Nokia and Microsoft Press Conference in the video below.
Nokia is offering an exchange for charger types AC-3E, AC-3U or AC-4U. The AC-3E and AC-3U models were manufactured between June 15, 2009 and August 9, 2009 and the AC-4U model was made between April 13, 2009 and October 25, 2009.
For more on the Nokia charger exchange program Click Here.