Victor Saeijs, Vice President of Nokia Europe, carries an early prototype of their first Windows Phone, but he can’t show it off yet. He told the audience at the 2011 Mobile Telecompaper conference they would launch the first handsets this year in Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Spain and Italy. What a tease!
Saeijs said the Netherlands has become a very important country for Nokia. According to WMPU, it has 80% revenue penetration of smartphones which is well ahead of the rest of Europe. Nokia is working hard to hire more people in sales and marketing in this region.
On a sidenote, Saejis told the audience the Symbian Anna update will be available in July for the Nokia E7, N8 and C7. An even bigger update to come later on.