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Nokia expected to unveil budget-focused Lumia 610 at MWC 2012

Nokia expected to unveil budget-focused Lumia 610 at MWC 2012
Nokia will use the opportunity of Mobile World Congress to unveil two new Windows Phones set for global roll out later in 2012.

That's according to "sources close to the company", cited by Reuters.

A worldwide launch for the firm's flagship Lumia 900 – currently only confirmed for the US market – is expected to be coupled with a completely new handset, aimed at entry level consumers, the Lumia 610.

Spreading high and low

Nokia needs to quickly expand its Windows Phone device footprint, especially in terms of cheap, low-end phones that Apple can't target.

In tandem, the Lumia 900 (pictured) – which is rumoured to launch in Europe branded as Lumia 910 this summer – is aimed at high-end smartphone users, enabling Nokia to address both markets at once.

The news comes as Canalys claims demand for existing Lumia devices in Europe is proving strong, with Windows Phone's UK share increasing fivefold in January and Lumia 800 shipments to Germany topping 200,000.

[source: Reuters]

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