Finnish cell phone maker Nokia is set to launch 'Lumia', its first smartphone based on the Windows operating system, in India this month.
Lumia, the first offering from the Nokia - Microsoft partnership, was launched globally in October. The new product is expected to provide the needed boost to the Finnish entity for taking on rivals in the highly competitive smartphone segment.
According to Nokia's director and head of smart devices (India), Vipul Mehrotra, the company expected to launch Lumia in the middle of December and things were on track. He added the company would introduce two models, Lumia 800 and 710 in the Indian market.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Nokia Strategy Sharing Summit 2011 in Udaipur, Mehrotra said that the new offering had "great design and good package", especially in terms of social integration and user interface.
Noting that the Lumina India pricing was yet to be decided he added the 710 model would be at relatively lower price points. The Finnish company and the software giant had unveiled a strategic partnership in February this year (See: Nokia ties up with Microsoft to counter Apple, Google)
Meanwhile, seeking to strengthen its presence in the dual SIM phones, Nokia yesterday launched two new models, Asha 200 and X2-02, to add to the five models of dual SIM phones it already has in the market.