Nokia is looking to its tie up with the Microsoft Windows Phone mobile operating system to turn around its flagging fortunes. The company has already stated that it planned to launch a number of units before the end of this year. Now we have news that Nokia units running the Windows Phone OS could be hitting Europe next month.
An article over at Know Your Mobile is reporting that a release schedule has been leaked for an Italian carrier called TIM. It is showing a November release for an unnamed Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 device. The Nokia World event is due to take place later this month, and it has been confirmed that there will be a number of Microsoft people in attendance.
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There has been reports of a number of different Nokia Windows Phone handsets already in the pipeline including the Sabre, Sea Ray, and the Ace to name but a few. Currently it is not known what handset that the Italian carrier TIM will be making available to its customers, but it is likely to be part of a Europe wide rollout of the new Nokia devices.
The pricing of the leaked schedule has been blocked out, so for now it is not known how much we can expect to pay to get our hands on the handsets. If a November release is on the cards it can’t be too long before we find out for sure.
Nokia will be hoping the Windows platform will reignite sales of Nokia handsets in the smartphone market, as it tries to claw back lost ground to the iPhone and Android.