Friday, March 16, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 9:19 AM —
Everyday we're hearing more and more about Tango being the catalyst for much needed worldwide expansion for Windows Phone. Yesterday Microsoft went on to detail the addition of 23 new countries with their own Marketplaces and today we're hearing about Nokia's plans in one of those added markets.
Citing "industry sources", Digitimes reports that Nokia is set to launch a lineup of Lumia devices on the big three Chinese mobile operators: China Unicom, China Telecom and China Mobile. To accomplish this Nokia is whipping up versions of each phone they intend to sell in the region to support local operators' WCDMA, CDMA and TD-SCDMA networks which is possible thanks to Tango.
Unfortunately Digitimes failed to learn about which devices would be heading to the region but evidence suggests at least the Lumia 800 and 900 will be joining the 610 in the country when they launch later this month.